Cycling Ulster

Lord Mayor Applauds Women’s Achievements

aWhile as anyone who knows me  can testify, I normally hesitate to use the term Ladies when referring to women cyclists but there was no other term to describe the three very glamorous ladies who arrived at Belfast City Hall today.

The women in question were Judith Russell, Therese Zwahlen and Julie Rea of Phoenic CC who are the current National Women's Road Race Championsip 2014 Team gold medallists.

The women, accompanied by their families,  had been invited for tea by Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon as she wished to pay tribute to the achievements of the women.… Read more

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CX and Two Leisure Events this Weekend

Sunday 12 October 2014 - Round 2 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series - Lady Dixon Park, Belfast
The second round of the Ulster Cyclocross League will be promoted by Phoenix CC on Sunday in Lady Dixon Park, Belfast.

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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park has proved to be a very popular location for bike racing in recent years attracting riders from all across Ireland.  In October 2013 there were almost 300 participants for the cyclo-cross race and support races.  The 2013 National Cyclo-cross Championships was held on this course.  … Read more


Milk it for all it’s Worth – Sports Nutrition Seminar

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland invites you to attend a sports nutrition seminar on the evening of Wednesday 29th October at The MAC, Belfast.

Olympic rowing champion Anna Watkins and Lead Nutritionist to the GB Rowing Team Wendy Martinson will share their practical sports nutrition insights, including from the London 2012 Olympics.

Prof Kevin Tipton from the University of Stirling will also present an update on post-exercise recovery strategies including the potential role of milk.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition at the Irish Institute of Sport.… Read more

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‘GET COACHING’ Coaches Workshops – Developing the Young Performer

Cycling Ireland is running a series of 'GET COACHING' Coaches Workshop - Developing the Young Performer in each province in October and November.

Coaches will explore and gain an understanding of the needs of riders of different ages and abilities in cycling. What can we as coaches do to best develop our youth so that they develop to their best potential, enjoy and ultimately sustain their involvement in cycle sport well into their adult years?

These interactive workshop will explore this subject, we will look at areas such as skills development, skills development through games and activities, planning and developing realistic coaching programmes and so much more...

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Enter Now For Tour of South Derry

Carn Wheelers are glad to announce that they will be running their charity cycle event -  the Tour of South Derry (ToSD) on Sunday, 12th October 2014. The event raises money for McMillan Cancer Care, and to date, the ToSD has raised over £37K for this very worthwhile charity. As per previous years, there will be a 50 mile route, plus a shorter 37 mile route, which bypasses the hills around Draperstown and Maghera.

The entry fee for both events is £15 and includes tea/coffee,event T-shirt, shower facilities, free car parking and refreshments during and after the cycle. … Read more

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Apollo Kick-off the CX Season in Style

aIt was a return to Lurgan Park for the first round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross season 2014 hosted by Apollo Cycling Team on Sunday 5 October.  Only the Friday before race day had seen any significant rain on the park after 6 weeks of dry weather.

The park was in super condition with vibrant autumn colours which saw the venue full of walkers, children playing and, of course, cyclists.

A special thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for allowing the use of the park and to the park staff for their support.… Read more


Cavan Clubs Celebrate Successful Year

aThere was a great sense of camaraderie and 'bonhomie' in the Cavan Rugby Club at Smellon Park on Friday night when the five Cavan cycling teams came together to celebrate the end of their first inter club league.

Six years ago we lamented the fact that Cavan was the only Ulster county without a cycling club.

A year later, when the Cycling Ireland AGM was held in Cavan, it was a contingent from the newly formed Breffni Wheelers which lead participants out on an early morning ride.… Read more

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Weekend Leisure Events

Hope Builders Charity Cycle Saturday 4th October
Dromara Cycling Club member Noel Gibson is heading off in January 2015 for two weeks as part of “Hope Builders” which is a direct action side to the charity “Fields of Life”.  He is heading off with a party of 45 to Uganda to help build schools etc.   Those who are going are asked to raise funds to help buy the land and the materials that are needed.

To help raise funds for this worthwhile charity, Noel is holding a leisure cycle on Saturday 4th October 2014. … Read more

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Coping with Cycle Training and School Work for Female Cyclists

The Training Day has been organised by the Irish Women's Commission and the goal for the taining day is to give girls the tools they need  to allow them to continue with their bike riding while studying for their leaving Certs/GCSE's/A Levels and still gain good exam results.

The Programme for the day will be a morning Ride with National Champion Fiona Meade and Junior Women's Coach Orla Hendron along with other Coaches from the Women's Commission. This will be followed by lunch in the Green isle Hotel.… Read more


Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014 launches this Sunday

Round 1 of the 2014 Ulster cyclo-cross series begins this weekend at Lurgan Park hosted by Apollo CT. The park has had a long tradition of cross races and is in great condition after the recent dry spell. As well as the cyclo-cross races for men and women there will be the full range of support races for those on mountain bikes for all age groups starting with the Under 6s. This season we have the ChainReaction Cycles Store on board as the overall series sponsor and will be involved in delivering an 'event package' to various rounds.… Read more

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