The first round of the very popular Ulster XC MTB Series kicks off this Sunday at Ballykelly Forest between Limavady and Derry. The event is being hosted by Strabane Lifford and promises to be an excting event. Pre-registration is now open for the event and this will help the organisers estimate the likely number of riders on the day and also make the signing on process faster. For senior riders it will be cheaper to pre-register than sign up on the day.
As in all the Ulster XC events there will be a full programme of racing from U8′s upwards.… Read more
Building on its success over recent years, the grass-roots club in the heart of Co. Tyrone has introduced a new initiative in 2013 focused on developing its talented young riders in the sport. The club has teamed up with Tyrone bike shop Cookstown Cycles to provide top of the range bikes and equipment to two of its top young riders.
Founded in 1999, the club has played a key part in developing cycling in the local area and its no surprise that the sport has flourished in the county over the years.… Read more
This weekend sees the Tour of Ards and the Aghagallon Cup down for decision. Both races were pre-entry in the senior categories and are now filled up. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, Slieve Gullion Wheelers will be hosting their Carlingford Tour on Sunday 7th April.
The Tour of Ards sign-on takes place at St Patrick’s Parish Centre in Newtownards from 9.30am on Saturday 6th April. The race, which receives the support of the PSNI, kicks off at 11.00am.
The Aghagallon Cup (Now Includes Womens’s Race) promoted by Clann Eireann, takes place on Sunday 7th April and sees a full race programme for Youth riders. … Read more
There will be a series of Youth races on Easter Monday in Corkagh Park. TheU16 events will count in the selection process for the European Youth Olympics. Sign-on for non selection races opens at 11.00 am with the first race starting at 11.45am.
Sign-on for the U16 selection races will be from 11.30am – 12.15pm. The first race will be the Under 16 girls selection race starting at 12.40. There will be prizes for the first six. The girls will race for 40 minutes.
The U16 Boys selection race will start at1.30pm.… Read more
There are four good leisure events on this weekend, weather permitting. These are Phoenix CC Easter Reliability Trial, West Tyrone Velo Easter Sunday Spin and Drumquin Easter Sunday Cycle. These all take place on Easter Sunday. On Easter Monday Tir Chonaill GAP promote their Easter Leisure Cycle so this is a good one to work off the Easter Sunday dinner. Full details of all events below.
Phoenix Easter Reliability Trial Easter Sunday (31st March)
Phoenix CC will run their fourth Easter Reliability Trial. There will be two runs; an A run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a B run aiming at 17-18mph average speed.… Read more
Slane Cycles in Belfast are currently looking for a Bike Mechanic/Sales Assistant. A full desctiption of the role and the qualities required can be viewed below.
Mechanic/Sales Assistant Slane Cycles Belfast
Do you want to be part of the cycling revolution? Are you passionate about bikes and cycling? We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing and friendly individual to join our team.
In order to maintain the smooth running of the store at all times, a degree of flexibility is required in this role.… Read more
Lakeland Grand Prix hosted by Lakeland CC in Fermanagh takes place on Saturday 20th April 2013 and is now open for pre-entry.
The race sign on will take place from 10:00am-11:00am at the Lakeland Forum from where riders will be neutralised to the race start at 11:15am. The first race will start at 12:00 noon.
This will be a pre-entry event for A1- A4 riders. The Entry fee is £11:00 £10.00 + £1.00 processing fee. Women and Masters may sign-on on the day.
Race distance A4, Masters and women Approx 45 Miles – A3,A2,A1 Approx 70Miles.… Read more
With just over 2 weeks left to the Carn Wheelers Classic on the 14th April, please find the final details here. The race HQ will be Maghera Leisure Centre, located on the Coleraine Road, Maghera and as per previous years we will be using an online entry system, via www.entrycentral.com. In the interests of fairness, Carn Wheelers are now publishing the date and time when it is expected to go live – Wednesday 27th March at 7:45pm.
For 2013, Carn Wheelers are using a new course, Maghera Knockloughrim, Hillhead, Bellaghy and Gulladuff with a lap measuring 14 miles. … Read more
Over the weekend the Tour of the North Race Organisers have consulted with relevant parties and it is with great regret that the 50th Edition of the Tour of the North Cycle Race has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.
The majority of the race route is passable but some sections are under 15 feet of snow. Race Organisers had hoped for a thaw in time for the race to start, but looking at the temperatures for the coming week, there seems little chance of conditions improving. … Read more
Photographs of the PJ Logan CupRoad Races 2013 can be viewed by clicking ‘continue reading’ at the end of this story. All pictures are by Marian Lamb. These may be reproduced so long as they are credited to the photographer.
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