Cycling Ulster

O’Neill Triumphs in Rd 3 of Women’s RR Series

blinglogo3Sunday 9th March saw the third round of the 2014 Ulster Women’s Road Race League sponsored by Bling Bike Kit.  Seventeen  women signed on for three laps of the rolling Tattyreagh Road/Seskinore circuit, with no limit group as all riders has previously raced.

From the off there were a plenty of attacks off the front by a number of the women including Amy Brice (DID Electrical), Rachel Mitchell (North Down CC), Lorraine Jeffers (East Tyrone CC) and Judith Russell (Phoenix CC).   All attempts were reacted to, keeping the field together.… Read more

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Murphy Lifts McCann Cup – A Results Revised

aThere was a veritable feast of racing on offer all day when Omagh Wheelers promoted their annual McCann Cup.

First into the fray this morning were the Masters. There was a good field of twenty five riders for this event and the pace was relatively high throughout with an average of 23 miles per hour.

The group remained together for much of the event. Wise heads reckoned it was not a day to go it alone. As a result it all came down to a bunch sprint which was taken by Banbridge’s Paul McGuckin.… Read more


Talent 2020 Team Hit Banbridge

aIt was a packed day of activities for the Neenan Travel 2020 Girls Talent Team when they held their first camp in Ulster. However since the entire squad who were able to attend were all from the Province it was great that we could host the day.

Bridge Integrated Primary School in Banbridge was the headquarters for the Talent Team and everyone was very appreciative of the facilities on offer. The staffroom had been given over for the main talks of the day while facilities were on hand to heat food and make coffee.… Read more


Duncan and Wright takes Wins at Carryduff

aCastlereagh CC promoted two races today on the Carryduff circuit. The A  race for A1-A3 rders saw a small group of five eventually take the lead. Coming to the line it was Northern Dave Dane rider, Fraser Duncan who had the legs to take the win. He was followed in by North Pole’s Marc Buchanan with Gary Cranston of East Antrim Audi taking third position.

Bryan McCrystal of Aquablue, well noted as a strong rider, had to be content with fourth on this occasion some five seconds down while Ronan McLaughin of Dig Deep Inspired Cycling was a further five seconds adrift.… Read more


Safeguarding Course Warrenpoint Monday 10th

Cycling Ulster will be a running a Safeguarding course on Monday 10th March in the Whistledown Hotel in Warrenpoint on Monday 10th March. The course wil be taken by Ptrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb.

The course has been requested by Newry Wheelers but is open to other local clubs. Designated Safeguarding Officers must do this course before doing the Designated Officer’s Course. However the course is not just for Safeguarding Officers. It is about putting into practice, policies and procedures to not only safeguard the young people in our sport but also all our clubs and volunteers.… Read more

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Carn Classic, PJ Logan and Other Events Open for Entry

Carn Wheelers Classic Road Race opens for entry tonight at 8.00pm The race will take place on Sunday March 23rd starting at 1.00pm. Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.  In the interests of safety each race will be limited to a field of 70 riders with a reserve list in operation when the race is full.… Read more

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Road Races and Italian Themed Leisure Event This Weekend

Saturday 8th March – John Moore Memorial
The John Moore Memorial promoted by Caslereagh CC takes place this Saurday.  Changing and sign on will be in Carryduff Baptist Church ( beside Lough Moss Centre) with showers and refreshments in Lough Moss after the event, both places are on the Hillsborough Road out of Carryduff. Sign-on opens at 9.00am with the race starting at 10.00am. There are two races on offer – the A Race caters for A1-A3 riders while the B race wil be for A4′s.… Read more

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Downhill, XC and BMX Events this Weekend.

This Sunday 9th March the first round of the National BMX Series takes place at DCBMX track in Unit 64, Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin.

The 2014 Irish BMX National Series will be run over 6 rounds with each riders best 5 results counting towards their final ranking.

Age Group Guidelines:
The age a rider turns in 2014 is the age group they race i.e. if you are 12 now but turn 13 on or before the 31st December 2014 you race in the 13-14 year old category.… Read more

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Calendar Issues

Youth Races in the Handbook
The details of all the youth races across the varies categories U12, U14, U16 were not transferred across to the generic ‘Youth’ listing on the yearbook. This mistake was not picked up at the time and Cycling Ireland apologises for any inconvenience that this has caused in planning events for young riders.

These events have been recorded on the online event system. Cycling Ireland will be able to display these events separately via a dedicated youth calendar which will be available via the Cycling Ireland website early next week.… Read more


XMTB Continue Development Plans

aFollowing on from the success of last year, the XMTB McConvey Cycles team has now been able to step up a level. A newly formed development team will act as a feeder for the established race team. The development team will provide support to U14 and U16 riders, these riders will then be able to progress to the race team when they enter the junior ranks.

The race team will be targeting British MTB series, commonwealth games selection, Irish NPS along with the Ulster league. Team manager, Lance McCarthy expressed his delight at the team’s performance, “I was pleased with the team’s performance last year, we achieved medals in the Irish and Ulster championships along with several high quality performances which we hope to build on in 2014.… Read more

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