Without an iceberg in sight the new Titanic Quarter Cycling Club was successfully launched in Belfast last night. While there may have been no bottles of champagne, the coffee provided by the Dock Café was more than sufficient to set the scene and provide the opportunity for new members to come along and chat.
Like a good ship, a lot of building work goes on in the background before launch day arrives. As Club Development Officer I met with the founding members of the club over nine months ago to begin the work.… Read more
The position was recently advertised internally among all the Commissaires in Ulster. In line with good practice there was a brief role descriptor for the position outlining the main areas of responsibilities.
Among these were liaising with the College of Commissaires, apppointing Commissaires to the various competitive road and time trial events, arrranging Commissaire courses, collating reports in Ulster and providing a report for the members at the AGM.… Read more
Game Changer! Sports Development Conference 2014
All clubs and officials will be made wecome at Belfast City Council's Annual Sports Development Conference which this year is called Game Changer! Sports Development Conference. The conference takes place on Wednesday 10 December 2014.
The 10th annual conference will showcase the best of sports development procedures and good practice. Belfast City Council be joined by special guests Alanna Audley- Murphy, Commonwealth boxing medallist and Michael McKillop, Paralympic medallist.
The keynote speaker is Phillip Lane, Head of Sport Development at Greenwich Leisure Limited.… Read more
For 2015 Cycling Ireland has introduced new licences for those who are forty years of age and above. The change will apply to both men and women. It is important to know which licence to opt for especially if you intend to ride any of the National or, possibly, Provincial Championships.
Please Note : For those riders who normally take a Limited competition Licence in order to ride the Ulster 50+ Master's races there is no change.… Read more
This relatively new club has continued to expand in the past few years and have grown their membership to include youth and women. This was obvious at the prize night as there were quite a few women receiving prizes on the night.
Spires CC are heavily involved in their local community running skills days and general interaction with community groups. The club has an excellent PRO as is witnessed by the number of times that the club is featured in the Mid Ulster Mail and Observer.… Read more
To see a few pictures of the Ulster Cyclocross Round 7 which took place in Falls Park for the first time click 'continue reading'.
All pictures by Marian Lamb.
Glen Kinning of Kinning Cycles took the win on Sunday in the Main event from Ray O’Shaughnessy of Cuchulainn CC. Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles, was third on this occasion.
First woman in the cyclocross event was Claire Oakley of XMTB McConvey Cycles.… Read more
VC Glendale were hosting the event and had certainly put in the groundwork. Pre-event planning had covered all the bases and the route markers were out in force from 6.30 that morning.
Frank Campbell and Joe Smyth, long time stalwarts of the club all played their part. Brendan Doherty known as the Doc, was the driving force behind staging the event and he was a busy man on the day.… Read more
Giant Cork would like to invite you all the Festive Fifty Junior Tour Sportif being held on Saturday the 13th of December from the Cork Giant Store in Ballincollig. The sportif is an event for all abilities and will be an enjoyable day out for all cyclists. This event is being held to help raise much needed funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland. This event has been of huge importance for the development of our youth cyclist's in this country for a long time and it is vital we help keep this going.… Read more
In the early hours of Sunday morning twelve boys aged between 12 and 16 and selected by the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy set off for a two day training camp at the Olympic Velodrome in Newport South Wales.
Supervised by committee members Brian McComb and Phil Holland they met up at Rosslare harbour with 24 boys from Munster and Connaught who were accompanied by CI coach of the year Dan Curtin and his team of supervisors along with rider of the year Eddie Dunbar and national track champion Aidan Reade.… Read more
On Friday evening members of the Portglenone based, Bann Valley Road Club, came together in the Wild Duck Inn to celebrate the clubs's silver anniversary. The evening started with a drinks reception followed by a excellent meal which was served by a virtual army of waiters and waitresses.
The more formal procedings of the evening then began as club chairman, Lawrence Maguire welcomed the Chairman and Secretary of Cycling Ulster, Marian and Tommy Lamb.
He then gave a brief history of the club. He was a founder member and fortunately two of the other founder members Vincent McDonell and Michael Clarke were also present at the celebrations.… Read more