Irish cyclist Mark Downey has won a silver medal in the Junior Men's Points Race at the UEC European Track Championships in Anadia, Portugal, tonight. Downey, along with teammate Fintan Ryan, qualified for the final of the Points race earlier today, and after an aggressive start to the 25km (100 lap) Final, Downey lapped the field with GB's Gabriel Cullaigh and eventual winner Corentin Ermenault (FRA). This is the second Irish silver medal of the Championships, with Josie Knight finishing second in the Junior Women's Individual Pursuit on Tuesday.… Read more
Top cyclist Martyn Irvine has been selected as the official flag bearer for Team Northern Ireland at Wednesday's opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014.
Irvine (29) from Co. Down is a bronze medallist from the 2010 Commonwealth Games (Delhi) in the Team Pursuit and represented Ireland in the 2012 Olympics in London. 2013 was a phenomenal year for the United Healthcare Pro Cycling team member winning Gold in the UCI World Track Championships Scratch race.
Irvine had a tough year though following this as he broke his femur shortly after the World Championships.… Read more
Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar would like to announce that the postponed national cycling championships for Women and Vets have been rescheduled for Saturday 20th September 2014 in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath.
Both races will be held on the route used for the Elite men's race and we are delighted to say we will have closed roads for both events.
Following a very tragic accident on the morning of the original date for the championships we were forced to postpone the events due to circumstances beyond our control. Since then we have been working with Cycling Ireland, Westmeath County Council, Gardai and Civil Defence to rearrange a suitable date on the same race route.… Read more
Strong Performances at the Ulster 25 mile TT Championships
BannValley Road Club promoted the 2014 Ulster 25 mile time trial championships on Saturday 19th July 2014 at Clady. Sean McIntyre won the men's Ulster 25 mile time trial championships at Clady in a time of 54 minutes and 9 seconds. It was a very close contest for the top three as silver went to Stephen Colbert (Colbert Cycles) just five seconds slower and Belfast teenager Daniel Stewart (East Antrim) was third at seven seconds. … Read more
The Sperrin MTB Sportive which was due to be held this Sunday (27 July) by Harps CC has been cancelled. Pre-entry closed on the 22nd but the target number of entries had not been reached. The club hope to run the event next year.… Read more
Monaghan County Cycling Championships 25th July
There will be a road race this Friday 25th July at 7p.m to contest the senior county cycling championship. Sign on will be from 6pm. The race start and sign on will be from Tommy Martin's fuel yard on the Ballybay road Monaghan and the race route will cover three laps over the Ballybay road turning for Tullycorbet, Ardaghy and a finish at Albert Berry Motors. To be eligible you must be either, living, working, resident or born in County Monaghan.… Read more
Ireland's Josie Knight has won a Silver Medal in the Junior Women's Individual Pursuit at the UEC European Track Championships U23/Junior in Anadia, Portugal. Knight earlier qualified for the final as the fastest qualifier posting 2.29.467 for the 2km race against the clock, guaranteeing her a medal in the gold medal ride off against Russia's Daria Egorova, who had qualified a close second. In the final the Russian started fast, maintaining her lead to take the European Title. Knight won the silver medal, which is an incredible achievement in her first major track championship.… Read more
Details below of events coming up this weekend (26/27 July) as well as pre-entries now open for events in the next few weeks. Note there are two events which were advertised as taking place this weekend but have now been changed to future dates. … Read more
Ulster`s Youth Track Cyclists dominated the weekend`s National Track Championships in Dublin, coming away with a record 13 Gold medals from a possible 18, and a medal haul of 31 out of a possible 54. Riders from all corners of Ulster; Donegal, Bangor, Guilford, Newry and Maghera made up the 17-strong Ulster contingent who travelled to the Sun Drive track in Dublin for Saturday's event which comprised Sprint, Time Trial and Scratch events.… Read more
Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting an open time trial on Tuesday 22nd July 2014. Please note the change of venue!. This will be a circuit TT taking in 3 (plus a bit) laps of the Nutts Corner Circuit.
Sign on and start will be at the lay-by on the main Belfast Road, 3 miles from the Nutts Corner Roundabout. … Read more