Cycling Ulster

27 years of the Madigan GP

Dave Watson (North Down CC) continued his stellar season with another win in yesterdays Madigan Grand Prix in Carrickfergus. The 28 year old Bangor man beat seven others in the finishing sprint with Omagh veteran Paul Mulligan (Caldwell Cycles) second and Mark McKinley (Newry Wheelers) third. … Read more


Billy Stewart Cup – 9 August 2015

Apollo Cycling Club will be running their annual Billy Stewart event on the Sunday 9th August 2015. Known locally as a sprinter's paradise with it being practically pan flat making it difficult for a break to get away it always draws the fastest A2/3 and 4's in the country.… Read more


Top class Ulster downhill juniors

Hitting the big time both at home and abroad are two Ulster junior downhillers: Sacha Bickerstaff and Jacob Dickson. Both are currently at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada at the DHI Round 5. Jacob was the fastest junior rider in the qualifier on 31 July. Sacha's qualifier time leaves her second junior in the womens event. … Read more


10 mile open 2-up time trial – 27 August

On Thursday 27th August 2015 Square Wheels Cycling Club, in conjunction with Rushmere Shopping Centre, will be hosting their first Open 2UP 10 mile Time Trial. The event will take place from Drumsill on the quick Armagh - Moy Road course. … Read more


Some great leisure events on 9 August

On Sunday 9 August 2015 there are three leisure rides to choose from. In County Monaghan the Killylough Charity Cycle takes place, further north the Sperrin Challenge and in County Down the Dromara Hilly.… Read more


Dowling wins at the Noel Teggart race

Mark Dowling (DID Dunboyne) added another Irish Classic to his growing list when he won the Noel Teggart Memorial in Banbridge on Sunday 26 July 2015. He crossed the finish line, 1’ 36” ahead of runner up Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB) who was also on his own. Eoin Morton (UCD) was third just ahead of Marcus Christie (Grant Bissell) with local man Roger Aiken (Team Asea) fifth.… Read more


Castlewellan plays host to the next round of mountain bike racing

CastlewellanMTBlogo2015_250Castlewellan Forest Park plays host to Round 4 of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain bike series and doubles up as Round 5 of the 2015 Irish National Points Series (NPS). Host club Banbridge Cycling Club has been working hard to prepare the course which will be very similar to the one used in 2014.… Read more


Clogher Valley Wheelers include an addition route for their Sportive

Clogher Valley Wheelers is running their annual sportive on Sunday 2 August from Ballygawley. The poster states two routes available on the day, but due to popular demand they've added a third which is 35 miles. All routes are fully marshalled with lead cars and broom wagons.… Read more


West Tyrone TT GP – postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Fintona CC/ have to postpone the West Tyrone TT GP that was due to take place on Sunday 2nd August. The club hope to find an alternative date to run the event before the end of the season.… Read more


Freewheelers Tour of the Lough – 1 August 2015

This annual charity cycle tour / wheelchair push as organised by the Ulster Hand Cycling Association, will take place on Saturday 1st August 2015. This will be the 25th year of this popular event. Participants to assemble at Antrim Forum Peace Carpark between 9.00 am - 9.30 am, and report to the 'event registration desk' in order to receive an Official participation number. … Read more

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