Cycling Ulster

Lynch Takes Silver C2 Pursuit at Track World Championships

Colin Lynch won Silver in Men’s C2 3km Pursuit at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships, recording a blistering fast time of 3.43.423. In the Gold medal ride off he met reigning Paralympic Champion from China, Guihua Liang, who out powered him over the 3km race against the clock. Both tandems were competing in the 1km Time Trial, earlier this evening, where they finished outside the medals, with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storming to a new National Record in a time of 1.10.893.  Ireland’s Enda Smyth was also in action today, breaking the Irish Record in the Men’s C3 Pursuit in a time of 3.40.297, putting him in tenth place.… Read more

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On The Rivet Charity Cycle Celebrating John Mulligan

rivaOn Sunday 30th March The Mulligan family held On the Rivet Charity cycle celebrating John Mulligan from Drumragh Club rooms Omagh. All Proceeds went to Beacon House Omagh. Everyone was excited as they know they were cycling around local roads with the legend of cycling none other than Sean Kelly.

The atmosphere and Craic was fantastic as Sean mingled with everyone for photos and signings. The cycle consisted of a controlled 30/40 miles which saw a lot of newcomers taking up the challenge which was great to see.… Read more

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Errigal Youth Training Starts Well

aErrigal CC have been running Youth training sessions for a number of years. Last night was the start of the sessions for this year and was for beginners only. The club will run these every Wednesday night throughout the summer, in the Gweedore Industrial Estate at 7pm.

The training sessions will focus on basic bike skills and group riding. There was a good tuurnout for the first of these sessions and Rory Rushe who was acting as registrar to sign up the young riders was kept very busy.… Read more

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A4 Armagh Critrium Opens on Monday

Entry opens on Entry Central this Monday night 14th April 2014 at 8.00pm for the inaugural Clarke Decorate Armagh City Criterium.

Promoted by Orchard CC in conjunction with Armagh City and District Council this A4 only event will take place on Wednesday 7th May at 7.00pm as a prelude to the arrival of the Giro in Armagh a few days later.

Riders will race for 1 hour plus 3 laps over a 3km circuit that takes them past the Armagh Planterium and along the historic Mall East to finish outside the County Museum.… Read more

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Ulster Team TT Champs Opens for Entry Wednesday

On Tuesday, 6th May, Phoenix CC will again host the Ulster Team Time Trial Championships which will be held over the 25 mile course at Woodgreen.

This event takes place only a few days before the Giro Grande Partenza Team Time Trial on some of the roads that the pro’s will be riding on Stage 2. This event has been growing in popularity every year and should attract a large entry in this year of the Giro.

Sign-on will open at 6pm and close at 6.50pm with the first team starting at 7pm,  In order to facilitate an efficient sign-on, teams are encouraged to pre enter.… Read more

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Lots of Leisure Events this Weekend

There are quite a number of leisure events this coming weekend. Unfortunately I do not have full details on some of them so if the information is sent in I will update this post so please check back again.

Donegal Bay Spring Sportive promoted by Donegal Bay CC – Sunday 13th April

The Donegal Bay Spring Sportive returns for its second edition on Sunday April 13th and once again there are three scenic and challenging routes on offer. The routes are very similar to last year with some minor adjustments.… Read more

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Road Races this Weekend Plus Errigal Youth league

There are three races on off this weekend for adults and one for Youth with the continuatuon of the Errigal Youth League. Details of all events can be found below.

The Wallace Caldwell Memorial Saturday 12th April 2014
The Wallace Caldwell Memorial has attracted a full field from all over the country.  The recent winner of the Blair International – Red Hand Trophy, Fraser Duncan, will start as a heavily marked man but others in form are Sean McIntyre – Orchard CC, Daniel Stewart – Audi East Antrim CC and Ronan McLaughlin – Dig Deep Coaching. … Read more


Phoenix CC Sportive Now Open for Entries

image001One of Ireland’s top cycling clubs is gearing up for the Giro d’Italia with its own big cycle challenge in aid of local charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Phoenix Cycle Club in South Belfast is getting set to host its Grand Italian Fundraiser on 27th April, giving local cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in a sportive along part of stage 2 of the 2014 Giro d’Italia race route.  The 80km sportive, which will start and end at the Grove Wellbeing Centre on York Road in Belfast, will take in some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sights as it makes it way towards the Causeway Coast. … Read more


Congratulations to Ulster Riders

Ulster riders were very much to the fore in races in the south over the weekend in both senior and Youth racing in the Rás na nÓg and the Coombes Connor promoted by Drogheda Wheelers.  In the tough Coombes Connor race it was Northern Dave Kane rider Fraser Duncan who once again this year stamped his mark on the race to take the win. However out of the eight top placings all but one were from Ulster.

Sean McKenna of UCD was the only rider to break the run for Ulster when he took fifth overall.… Read more


Women’s Cycling Ulster Website Launched

Womens_Cycling_Ulster_logo_The Women’s Commission was formed in January and have been working hard since then to get the Ulster Women’s Road Racing League and their new website up and running. The website was officially launched on Friday night when they held their first event.

Paul McCormac and Khara Mills, were the speakers for evening with Khara dealing with nutruition while Paul talked about physio.  Cleaver Fulton Rankin who are also sponsoring the Women’s Leisure League, donated their premises and a great spread of refreshments after the event.… Read more

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