Cragavon Borough Council are seeking applicants for the role of a cycle leader. The main purpose of the job will be to co-ordinate and successfully deliver the Craigavon Cycle Project by fostering a positive and effective working relationship with the residents of the three Neighbourhood Renewal areas (in Lurgan, Craigavon, Portadown) and encouraging as many people to take part as possible.
To manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project to include managing the work plans of two assistants, administration, promotion, health and safety and providing regular progress reports.… Read more
Ireland will be competing in the final leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series in Guadalajara, Mexico this weekend, with Caroline Ryan and Ryan Mullen competing across the endurance events. Mullen, who won two Bronze Medals in the European U23 Championships last summer, is making his senior debut, racing in the Points Race and the Individual Pursuit, while Ryan will be competing in the Scratch Race. Competition begins this Friday, with Mullen and Ryan both competing.
Last month Ryan won a bronze medal in the Individual Pursuit in the World Cup in Aguascalientes, and will be focusing solely on the bunch competition in Guadalajara this weekend.… Read more
The road race season is fast approaching as we get into the seaon of reliability trials. This Sunday sees two of the most popu;at RT’s take to the roads in Counties Armagh and Antrim when both Apollo CT and Ballymena CRC promote their events.
For the uninitated Reliability Trials are NOT races. There are tough leisure events designed with racing or long distance sportive riders in mind. The pace is usually high and there is no back up in most cases so riders who puncture must be able to fend for themselves.… Read more
As with many major international events there will be restrictions and rules in place. The same applies to the Giro. Volunteering for helping out with the Giro can only come through Volunteer Now.
We will be seeking a maximum of three members per club to volunteer for marshalling duties during the Giro. All volunteers will be given appropriate training supplied by Volunteer Now in conjunction with Cycling Ulster.… Read more
In both the Junior and Veteran events there were thrills and spills to entertain the large crowds who came along to watch. With the course already mucky from earlier support events the first of the championship events saw riders taking a few dives at ‘carnage corner’ and also up near the start/finish line in the technical section through the trees.… Read more
There were over one hundred and sixty in attendance and Olga and her staff served up a delicous four course meal which was well received by all.
It was a chance to meet up old friends such as Jimmy Lavery who has always been available take photographs of cycling events. Morris Foster, Alan Mark and Jack Watson are also regulars at the event and was great to have time to chat with these stalwarts of cycling.… Read more
Things are beginning to hot up for the National Cyclocross Championships on Sunday as the gridding is released. With a record field there is everything to play for.
The event is being staged by Phenisx CC in conjunction with McConvey Cycles and will take place in Lady Dixon Park in Belfast.
Paul Watson is the UCI appointed Commissaire for the day. With a comm of this status in attendance it means there will be UCI points to gain which for some are vital.
Francine Meehan will be out to defend her title from an on form Mel Spath and both would be happy to collect some UCI points.… Read more
Entries closed for the National Cyclocross Champons has now closed. There is a record entry for this year’s National Championships with 131 racers.
Gridding – extending the entry may delay issue of this but it should bebpublished late Friday / Saturday morning
Course is looking in great shape despite the recent heavy rain. Layout hasbchanged slightly from the Ulster series race – sections in the trees have remained basically the same but the layout in the meadow has been reconfigured. Still rides fast, with more attacking opportunities!.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster Anual Awards Dinner takes place on Saturday night 11th January in the Moyola Golf Club in Castledawson. Special guest for the evening will be the new president of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey. Other guests will include Morris Foster OBE and Jack Watson of Cycling Ireland.
There are a huge array of Championship medals down for presentation right through from Youth Road Race, Time Trial and XC Championships through to senior events in all disciplines.
The prizes for the Ulster XC and CX leagues will also be presented on the night across all categories.… Read more
After a successful womens open forum day in December the first get together of the New Year has now been organised for Sunday 19th January starting at 9.30 am at Belfast Activity Centre with ALL women welcome from every discipline.
The first training camp will be on mountain bikes and is for everyone not just racing cyclists or mountain bikers and the idea will be not only to develop skills but to have fun. There will be 12-20 bikes available on the day however if you have your own bring it along and a helmet.… Read more