Cycling Ireland are running two Sprocket Rocket courses in Ulster and there are a few spots left on both courses. This is an ideal starting point for any club wishing to get involved with Youth Development. Participants will be trained as Sprocket Rocekt Tutors and taught how to run the programme which is geared towards new young riders although the normal age range for this programme will be 6 - 12 years old.… Read more
Please find below details on courses which are necessary for clubs who have a youth membership. Priority will be given to bookings from individuals or clubs within Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and Mid Ulster District Council. There are a number of courses being organised by these local authorities over the next few months which would be essential for club members to attend. A brief description of each course follows and then dates, times and venues will be found after that. Application forms can be downloaded at the end of the article and these should be returned to the relevant authority as indicated.… Read more
Asda Foundation. in association with Omagh Wheelers CC/Cycling Ulster and Youthsport Omagh, are hosting a youth cycling development event, on Saturday 7 November 2015. Riders aged between 13-19 will take part in a challenging 35 mile road route. Riders under the age of 13 are also welcome but will remain at the track for a track session.… Read more
Bann Wheelers are hosting Round 2 of their Winter Trailquest Series from The 3 Oaks Bar & Restaurant in Aghadowey, on Sunday 8th November.
Trailquests or Mountain Bike Orienteering is for anyone who loves being outdoors, likes a challenge, enjoys riding new areas and wants friendly low key events. You can take part if you have a bicycle, a helmet, and a team mate!
Teams take part in the same event and course, each rides to their own chosen limit. You can stop and enjoy the views or ride your legs off, you choose.… Read more
Cycling Ireland are running a Foundation Cycle Coachong Course in Omagh on Saturday 14th November. This is a one day course and is the pre-requisite for most other courses including the Level 1 Coaching Course and the new Ride Leader Course.
A Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award is the first level of the Cycling Ireland Coaching Pathway. This course is, aimed at people new to coaching and those wishing to start on the cycling coaching ladder. The course covers all the basics of cycling coaching and provides you with a good introduction to the principles of coaching and training.… Read more
Tributes have been flooding in all day for Apollo CT member Francie Doone of Feumore following his tragic death on Sunday. 51 year old Francie had been taking part in a charity cycle near Newry, Ride for Raff when he felt unwell and collapsed. Despite instant medical attention he died some time later. Francie Doone is also the brother in law of former chair and secretary of Cycling Ulster, Tommy and Marian Lamb
Francie's first passion was Gaelic football and was well known in GAA circles having played for many years for Glenavy GAC.… Read more
Denis Toomey, the incumbent President of Cycling Ireland has decided to run for a second term as President of Cycling Ireland. Denis has done tremendous work over the years and in particular in terms of paracycling, bringing it to the very fore of Irish cycling. This is what Denis has to say about running for a second term.
My first 2 year term as your President has flown by and I am delighted to say that our organisation continues to grow from strength to strength across all disciplines of our great sport.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon this Saturday 24th October 2015 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.
No motions have been received and eight people have been nominated for positions on the Executive.… Read more
The whole Cycling Ulster community has been shocked and saddened by the death of Adrian Mullan of Foyle CC. The 42 year old was an experienced cyclist who used to ride with the Donegal based North Pole club before joining Foyle CC. Adrian was killed by a van when out cycling with a friend on Saturday morning on the the Redcastle- Gleneely Road.
Adrian was one who believed in raising money for charity, in particular for Foyle Hospice. Earlier this year he ran a charity cycle which included back to back laps of the Inishowen 100 in aid of the Hospice.… Read more
Lydia Boylan broke her own National 500m Time Trial Record in the Omnium as five Irish riders completed a successful week of racing at the European Track Championships in Grenchen.
Boylan began day two of the Women's Omnium in 16th place with three of the six races remaining and she moved up a place with a new national record in the 500m Time Trial, eclipsing the mark she set at the Revolution Event in Derby, England last month.
Her 36.628s effort shaved .147s off her previous best on her way to ninth and she topped that with eighth in the race five Flying Lap, her 14.589s helping her rise to 14th in the event ahead of the final Points Race.… Read more