If you are riding in a group, whether in a race, a leisure ride or a club run, we all know that it is nearly impossible to see potholes, stones, broken glass, large puddles or other obstacles when you aren’t at the front.
As cyclists like to keep each other safe clearly it is important that the riders at the front communicate these hazards to the riders behind them.
Traditionally these hazards were physically pointed out to riders behind, but in the last five to ten years it has become the fashion to shout ‘HOLE LEFT’, ‘HOLE RIGHT’ etc.… Read more
The 2015 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series starts this Sunday, 8 March, at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. Host club Dromara CC has been running an XC race at this location since the new trail centre opened in 2013. The event headquarters will be based in the caravan park located beyond the café. Riders are asked to park in the MTB car park and to follow the instruction from the event stewarts. Sign on opens on Sunday at 9:30. The course will be open for practice on Saturday afternoon.… Read more
The Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series is a well-established set of three off-road cycling races which take place just before the start of the main off-road race season. The three races were held at Ormeau Park in Belfast and the club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support. The races have always been aimed at the youth riders with a senior race tagged on at the end to keep the parents and early season racers happy. … Read more
There are three Safeguarding courses coming up in the following weeks. All these courses will be open to members of the local clubs in the area. The courses last approximately three hours and are the first step in building the infra-structure within your club if you wish to develop youth within the club. All Designated Officers in the club must also attend this course before doing the Designated Officer Course.
All courses will be delivered by Marian Lamb and Patrick McAleavey of the Cycling Ulster Executive who are trained SportNI Tutors.… Read more
Today Errigal CC promoted the first of this year's interclub Youth Series. Last year forward thinking Errigal CC promoted four youth events which were attended by riders many other clubs. This year Omagh Wheelers and Donegal Bay have been in discussion with Errigal CC in order to spread the load and provide different venues for the young riders. Together these clubs will host a total of six events.
Despite the bitter cold and high winds the small village of Dobhar was choc-a-bloc with young cyclists from all over Ulster.… Read more
This time last year Castlereagh CC had 7 members including 2 kids, who, through a huge amount of work on individual's parts and with help from friends, somehow yet again ran the John Moore Memorial Road Race - successfully.
This year Castlereagh have 33 members including 4 kids and a cool new kit. They have now upped their game and ran two separate races, including a separate Women's League event.
The 4 lap Women's Race was a huge success with 17 women taking part and a great attacking race.… Read more
There was a good turnout of local clubs last year and SLCC would like to build on this by helping riders build and taper their winter training.
Sign On from 9am and starting from 10.00am. There will be directional signs from Lifford Bridge to the sign-on HQ at Naomh Padraig GAA Lifford. There are two routes on offer namely a 35mile route and a 51 mile route.… Read more
Errigal youth race U12, u14 and u16, on Sunday 1st March. Sign on from 9:30am at Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dore (near Crolly, where the Ulster youth chmps were in 2013). This is the first of a series of six youth races being hosted by Errigal, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers cycling clubs over the coming months.
Full details of the other races to follow. First race away at 11 o'clock...
From Letterkenny, take N56 towards Dunfanaghy, but turn left in Termon, following signs for Glenveagh National Park.… Read more
Pre-Entry for the very popular Danny Boy Races which take place on Sunday the 15th March will live on Friday night the 27th of February at 8.00pm. The races are promoted by Roe Valley CC.
The Cycling Ulster masters’ league got underway for 2015 at the George Rooney Phoenix GP last Sunday. The hardy riders who turned up had to endure cold, wet and windy conditions for the 25 mile race. However the conditions clearly proved little of a deterrent as 25 rides took to the start line.
There was a huge range in the experience level of those who rode the race; from Dermot Hughes starting his 57th year of racing to Dermot Rooney who was riding his first race. … Read more