Cycling Ulster

Danny Boy Goes Live on Friday

Pre-Entry for the very popular Danny Boy Races which take place on Sunday the 15th March will  live on Friday night the 27th of February at 8.00pm. The races are promoted by Roe Valley CC.

Sign on will be from 9.00am until 10.30am at St Marys/Banagher GAA Club, Feeney, County L/Derry. The circuit is the same as last year . Races start from 11.00am & there will be awards ceremony and refreshments as well as changing and showering facilities at the GAA club after the event.

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Masters’ League Update After Round 1.

bThe Cycling Ulster masters’ league got underway for 2015 at the George Rooney Phoenix GP last Sunday.  The hardy riders who turned up had to endure cold, wet and windy conditions for the 25 mile race.  However the conditions clearly proved little of a deterrent as 25 rides took to the start line.

There was a huge range in the experience level of those who rode the race; from Dermot Hughes starting his 57th year of racing to Dermot Rooney who was riding his first race. … Read more


George Rooney Phoenix GP Photo Gallery 2015

aThe George Rooney GP was won by David Watson from North Down when he passed his club mate David Hamilton  in the closing straight to take the victory and giving North Down two podium places in the A race.

There  were also races for the A3's, A4.s Women and Masters.The races were run off in extremely cold, wet and windy conditions. Winners on the day included Michael Tolan (Ohoneix CC) -Masters, Eileen Burns (Ballymena CRC) - Women, Glenn McKendry (Team Madigan) - A4 race and Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) A3 Race.… Read more

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Road Selection Criteria for Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Teams

Youth Academy Logo (120x44)The first major event in 2015 for U16 boys only, is the Youth tour of Scotland. There are 4 places on the team. To be eligible for selection you must be available to travel on Friday 3rd April returning on Monday 6th April. If not please notify the CUYA at the sign on.

The selection race for this event will be in Errigal on 1st March 2015. Any Ulster riders on the 2020 National Development Squad are not eligible for CUYA selection

The second event will be a Time Trial on Tuesday March 17th with the 1st rider off at 11am.

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Points and Upgrading

A number of riders have requested information about Points and Upgrading. Riders must be aware that as soon as they reach the required number of points that they are automatically upgraded and it is up to them to ensure that they do not ride in any event which is lower than their new status. In other words if a rider gets upgraded to A3 he must pull out of any A4 event which he has pre-registered for and inform the race promoters so that they can offer the free space to a rider on the waiting list.… Read more

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Mad March Hare MTB Postponed

It is with regret that Tir Chonnaill GAP announce that they have had to cancel this weekend's Mad March Hare Mtb event.

The Club held a meeting last night regarding the above event and due  to the bad weather conditions (and the weather forecast ahead) took the decision to cancel the event in the interest of health and saety.

The club propose to run this very popular event in July nad further announcements will be made when dates have been confirmed.

Marian Lamb… Read more

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Carn Classic Road Race Open on 5th March

The Carn Wheeler’s Classic road race will take place this year on 22nd March at 1.oopm As per previous years, there will be an A race (for A1, A2 and A3 riders),  a B race (for A4 riders), plus a Masters and Women's race.

Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.

In the interests of safety each race will be limited to a field of 70 riders with a reserve list in operation when the race is full.

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Attention Ulster Juniors

Cycling Ulster are currently establishing the Road Commission for 2015 and making plans for the Junior racing programme. To this end it is vital that we receive expressions of interest from all Ulster Juniors who aspire to represent their province this year. Two definite dates for the diary will be Rás Dhun na nGall in June and the Junior Tour of Ireland in July.

Could all those interested in riding on the Ulster Junior Team 2015 please email with a short palmares and their ambitions for the future.… Read more

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Photo Finish Camera Operators Required

Cycling Ireland are currently recruiting volunteers to operate the photo finish cameras at road races nationwide. If you are tech savvy and cycling mad this may be of interest to you!

Full training and state of the art camera and IT equipment will be provided for the operators, with travel and out of pocket expenses also covered.

Interested operators will be asked to attend two races a month, and expected to be present for the duration of the race. Race times vary from event to event.

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One Two for North Down at George Rooney Phoenix GP

aMark Cavendish reckons that cyclists lack a certain gene that tells them when they really should not be doing something and that was certainly the case this morning.

Over two hundred cyclists descended on the new Crumlin Leisure Centre today in pouring rain, temperatures barely above freezing and gale force winds. Why?? To sign-on for the George Rooney Phoenix GP road race -utter madess.

However line up they did and the 80 strong A4 race took to the roads around Nutts Corner to cover five laps of the 7.8 mile circuit.… Read more

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