The Cycling Ulster database of Vetted Leaders has now been updated with new members added and all those members whose certificates have expired (ie anyone before 2012) have now been removed. If you wish to have your name added to the list of vetted Leaders please go to the Safeguarding link on the righhand side of this page and download the Enhanced Access NI form. All information about completing the forms and where to send them as well as ID validation forms can also be found there.… Read more
T13 Urban Sports Academy
Uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art and DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Park opposite Titanic Belfast. Pick up a BMX or skateboard, join a break dance or free running class, or just pop in and check out the live DJs and the amazing space and art galleries. There are lots of ways to get involved for people of all abilities including weekly club nights, group taster sessions or one-to-one tuition from the leading instructors in the country.… Read more
Agivey CC, a new club in Co Derry, was officially launched a short time ago and is already attracting new members. The club is based west of Garvagh and uses the Glenullan Community centre as its base.
The name of the club is taken from the local river, The Agivey which is a tributary of the Bann and well known as a fine wee salmon river.
The club committee invited me, as Development Officer, and Tommy Lamb as Chairman of Cycling Ulster to come along and answer their questions.… Read more
Almost 160 people showed up for the Ulster Awards evening which was held in the White River Hotel in Toome on Saturday night. If the National CX Championships were not taking place the following day this number would have been much greater as we received many apologies.
It is very heart-warming for both the Cycling Ulster Executive and for the promoters of our championships to see how people value these championships and are proud to receive an Ulster medal. It is especially good that so many of our young riders came along to receive their awards.… Read more
It was a good day for Ulster at the McNally Swords promotion of the 2015 National Cyclocross Championships in the Ward River Valley Park. In a close fought battle David Montgomery of Chain Reaction Cycles took on an in form Glen Kinning of Kinning Cycles. For the first hjalf of the race these two were neck and neck. Unfortunately Glen got material stuck in his gears and when he cleared the debris rode hard to make up lost time. He then cramped badly and struggled on maintaining his second placing from Tim O'Regan (DID) until the closing stages.… Read more
The National Cyclocross Championship takes place this Sunday in Swords promoted by McNally Swords CC . The event has attracted a large entry across all categories and all is set for an exciting day of racing.
The full entry list and the starting grids can be downloaded at the end of this article. All riders are reminded that these races are being run in accordance with Cycling Ireland Rules. Please remember to bring a print out or screenshot of your 2015 licence. A PDF is available on your Cycling Ireland online account and would have been sent out along with your receipt from Cycling Ireland.… Read more
After a long journey we arrived early in Manchester with a lot of time to kill as I wasn’t on till the evening session. I decided to sign on early and was given my riders pass to go in and out of the track centre when I wanted. As I was signing on Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and the USN team from Wales arrived; it seemed so surreal that they were cueing behind me to sign on the same piece of paper as me!… Read more
The Ulster Awards evening will take place this coming Saturday 10th January in the White River Hotel in Toome. Special guest for the evening will be the President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey. Other invited guests include Jack and Rea Watson, Morris Foster and Alan Mark. The meal is down for a 7.30 start so we would ask everyone to be there for 7.00pm so that we can begin promptly.
Final numbers need to be with the hotel by tomorrow morning so if anyone is still considering coming along they would need to reserve their place today.… Read more
Cycling Ulster is currently seeking to recruit volunteers to help out at various events, disciplines and commissions.
We are particularly in need of people who would be interested in becoming part of the Road Commission. The Road Commission traditionally looks after road racing and time trialling with particular reference to Junior, U 23 and Elite. The Road Commission will also act in an advisory position for women and youth in matters of road racing.
As the remit of the Road Commission is quite broad we need to build up a strong volunteer force. … Read more