This applies particularly when approaching horse riders from the rear. Bicycles frequently startle horses when coming from the rear due to their silent approach.
There have been a few unfortunate encounters recently when a cyclist coming up from behind has startled horses causing animals to bolt along the road or rear up.
While most cyclist nowadays do not have bells fitted to their bikes, except perhaps when using the tow path, they should still make their presence known to the horse riders in front of them.
We have received communication from the new committee of North Pole CC regarding some of the events which are in the 2015 calendar to be promoted by the club.
The new committee has decided that North Pole CC WILL NOT promote a number of the competitive events currently in the handbook in the interests of health and safety. The events which have been cancelled are as follows.
4th May 2015 - J.G Memorial - Venue Logues Bar, Cranford.
28th May 2015 - Donegal TT Championship - Venue Burt
31st May 2015 - Donegal Road Race - Venue Drumfries
The club apologises for any inconvenience.… Read more
A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more
Clarification on the use of video recording devices in Road Races
Cycling Ireland have become aware of the recent increased use of video recording devices within the Road Racing Peloton and wish to clarify the following:
Cycling Irelands Equipment Regulations are in conjunction with UCI Equipment Regulations where Article 1.3.004 states:
“Except in mountain bike racing, no technical innovation regarding anything used, worn or carried by any rider or license holder during a competition (bicycles, equipment mounted on them, accessories, helmets, clothing, means of communication, etc.) may be used until approved by the UCI.… Read more
Well done to all at Carn Wheelers for a great promotion of racing for many categories. The A race was taken on the line by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles from Joe McCrory of Carn Whleers and Steven McAllister of Ballymoney. Chris Lawlor of VC Glendale was the winner of the B race.
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge was best of the women while Michael Tolan of Phoenix CC and Paul Kirk of North Down had a battle for first place.
A few pictures of the event can be viewed by clicking read more.… Read more
Carn Wheelers were the promoters of today's Carn Classic which featured races for A1 -A3, A4 , Women and Masters.The sun came out and bathed the 14 mile circuit is glorious sunshime although there was a shap bite from the chill wind.
First off were the A3's who were given a small handicap over the A1 and A2's which was soon closed down and for a while the bunch stayed together.
However there was enough aggressive riding in the bunch to ensure that this did not stay together for long.… Read more
There were two selection events held in recent weeks to help decide the team. These were a road race which was part of the North West Youth League organised by Errigal CC, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers and a time trial on St Patrick's Day organised by Maryland Wheelers and the David McCall Foundation.
A large number of riders travelled to Dore in Co Donegal to participate in the races.… Read more
A full field of riders took to the roads around Ballymena and Coleraine today when Ballymena CRC promoted the Wallace Caldwell road race. This was also the first of the National League events to be held in Ulster so there were vital points at stake.
The eighty strong field stayed fairly well together until Portglenone but then the attacks began with Team ASEA showing aggressive riding. By Ringsend a group of about a dozen had broken away and by the climb at Cam had opened the gap to almost a minute.… Read more
The Tour of the North International stage race takes to the roads of Northern Ireland during the Easter weekend. The NICF promotions group headed by Ballymena woman Joan McCullough (race director) has organised a challenging route comprising of three road races and one time trial.
The stages all start and finish in Ballymena and take in the roads of counties Antrim and Derry/Londonderry.
One hundred and ten riders will race almost 200 miles in the three days. Stage One on Easter Saturday 4th April is a 65 mile loop in the Glens of Antrim with four King of the Hills primes.… Read more
Ballymena CRC will be promoting the classic League event theWallace Caldwell this coming Saturday. Riders and supporters are asked to note that there is a change to the finisishe. The run in to the finish for the Wallace Caldwell has changed due to road works. Following a recce with the PSNI this morning the new route is as the link below.
Ballymena has also organised for a sports masseuse (Claire Clugston) to be in the club rooms after the race offering legs flush massages (approx.… Read more