Cycling Ulster

Fast Racing at Hugo Loughran: Results Amended

aOn Friday night Island Wheelers promoted their annual A3 and A4 races whicgh traditionally took place on the eve of the Tour of Ulster. This year they moved to a new, longer course and also included a Masters race.

The riders rolled out of Eglish GAA club to begin a lap and and a half of the new course, a total of 38 miles.

The racing was fast from the start in the main races with no real breaks emerging despite the rolliness of the course.… Read more


Official Launch of National Champs in Omagh

aHost club Omagh Wheelers CC in association with Cycling Ireland; have assembled a fantastic array of sponsors for the 2015 edition of Ireland's National Cycling Championships being hosted from the 25th-28th June in the County Tyrone Town.

Race Director Stevie Mc Kenna is delighted with the response “We approached a number of local businesses looking for assistance to stage this event; their responses have been overwhelming and will allow Omagh Wheelers stage an incredible event.

Newly formed super council Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are key partners of the event have offered financial support and also assisting in the in delivery of supporting activities.… Read more

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Communique Stage 2 Ambergreen Energy Tour of Ulster

The abandonment of Stage 2 of Ambergreen Energy Tour of Ulster by the College of Commissaires in agreement with the Race Organiser took place on grounds of rider safety and welfare not being guaranteed as a result of inclement weather conditions.

The College of Commissaires would like to thank the team effort and understanding from all race officials and staff of all teams in ensuring the welfare of all riders once the race was stopped at Kilkeel.

The College wish to confirm the following:

  1. The General Classification will be as per the completion of Stage 1.
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Snow and Wind Halt Stage 2 Tour of Ulster

aaStage Two of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster had to be called off three miles outside of Kilkeel today  as high winds, snow and sleet battered the riders as they tried to battle the elements.

Garry Nugent, of BGN Management, made the decision to end the stage near Kilkeel as the conditions worsened and rider safety was paramount.

Mr Nugent said in spite of the race getting off to a great start as it left Malone Playing Fields in Belfast but weather conditions worsened so it was considered too much of a risk to the cyclists had they continued.… Read more


Shaw in the Pink after Stormont Stage

aIt was a gruelling climb and Damien Shaw of Team Asea rose to the challenge taking first place on the podium tonight at stage one of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster in partnership with SDS Group and Saltmarine Cars in Belfast.

Crowds gathered at the gates of Stormont to watch 140 cyclists set off in pairs for the Time Trial Stage 1, sponsored by Homecare Independent Living.

The cyclists raced their way past Carson's Monument before climbing the hill up to the steps at Stormont.… Read more

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Tour of Ulster Info and Race Schedule

amberCROWDS will be out in force at Stormont today to welcome (FRIDAY) 150 cyclists who are gearing up for a tough 260 mile race to take ownership of the much coveted pink jersey in the biggest race in the annual cycling calendar.

The AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster, in partnership with SDS Group and Saltmarine Cars, is putting our region on the international map yet again as a destination which attracts cyclists from around the world.

Teams from Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Scotland and Ireland will meet at Belfast's Stormont Hotel today to officially register for the four stages.… Read more

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McCrystal Leads National Series at Halfway Mark

The revised Cycling Ireland National Road Series has reached its halfway point with the Tom Bourke Spring Classic in Connacht at the weekend. The series takes a break this weekend, before resuming next Sunday with the Leinster classic Shay Elliott memorial event.

Taking stock at the halfway mark, and the Series seems to be a success, with riders regularly crossing the country to compete in major events outside their home province.

The first eight counters for the series have thrown up seven different winners, with Ulster the only province to not yet chalk up a win.… Read more


Tommy Givan and Ulster TTT Championships Open for Entry

Ulster Team Time Trial Championships Tuesday 5th May
On Tuesday, 5th 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 is growing in popularity every year and a large entry is expected. A Limited Competition Licence is required as a minimum.

The first team will start at 7.00pm, entry is £21 via Entry Central or £25 per team on the night, teams of 4, third rider over the line will stop the clock.

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Lots of Leisure Events This Weekend

Tour of Malin Head Sunday 3rd May
North Pole c.c. are hosting their annual Tour of Malin Head this Sunday 3rd May starting from  the North Pole Bar Drumfries. (60 miles approx) The Beginner group starts at 8.00am with the main group starting  at 9.00am
Sign on fee is €10 and refreshments will be served afterwards in the bar. Everyone welcome. Helmets mandatory.

Lions 8 Cycling Event Sunday 3rd May
East Tyrone CC will be promoting the Lions 8 Sportive Cycle this coming Sunday, 3rd May.… Read more

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Upcoming RR Events and Ulster TTT Champs Open for Entry

There is going to be a busy week ahead for competitive cyclist with road racing, time trials , Ulster Team TT Championships and the tough Tour of Ulster stage race taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Friday night Island Wheelers promote their annual races for A3's and A4's but this year have added in racing for Women and 50+ Masters. At the same time the Ambergreen Tour of Ulster Prologue Time Trial stage kicks off at Stormont when riders will race up Stormont Hill in pairs.… Read more

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