Cycling Ulster

Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Training – This Weekend

Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Training

The Gearing Up Off-Road instructor training is of two days duration abd will take palce on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th October in  Meelmore Lodge, 52 Trassey Road, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0QB. The course starts at 9.o0 am and finishes at 6 o'clock. The cost os 120 euro or £100.

Day 1, focuses on each of the sessions with time being spent on basic mountain biking techniques. The morning of Day 2 will provide the candidates with the opportunity to deliver a Gearing Up session to their course colleagues. … Read more

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2014 Ulster CX Gains Momentum – Lady Dixon Report

aThe sun shone again at Lady Dixon Park bathing the beautiful gardens in warm autumn sunshine.  Bare legs and short sleeved jerseys were the order of the day for the riders who came along to take part in Round 2 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014.  Host club Phoenix CC had been on site from first light setting out the course, setting up gazebos and getting ready for the tidal wave of entries, breaking all previous records.  The club wish to thanks Belfast City Council for their support of the race and to the on site park wardens for their help.… Read more


Phoenix CX – Lady Dixon – Gallery

aOver 300 riders lined up in the various mtb and CX races promoted by Phoenix CC today in Lady Dixon Park. The beautiful  sunshine made it feel more like summer yet the park was awash with autumnal colours.

The organisers had pulled out all the stops to make the event fantastic both for the participants and their supporters.

The hard working catering team supplied hot and cold drinks and a huge array of buns and cakes throughout the day to anyone who wanted it. For the partiipants there was also delicious home made stew and hot dogs, What other event would you get so much for so little.… Read more

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Maintenance Course Empowers Women

aIt was standing room only in the large function room at Morrison's in Belfast on Friday night when the women's commission, Women's Cycling Ulster, organised their bike maintenance course. Women travelled from all over Ulster to attend with a large contingent up from North Down.

While the course was specifically targeted for women, men were not excluded and quite a few came along to support and to learn.

The course was delivered by Joe Henry of Velo Café Magasin who went through  a huge gamut of areas of maintaining a bike in proper condition.… Read more

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Lord Mayor Applauds Women’s Achievements

aWhile as anyone who knows me  can testify, I normally hesitate to use the term Ladies when referring to women cyclists but there was no other term to describe the three very glamorous ladies who arrived at Belfast City Hall today.

The women in question were Judith Russell, Therese Zwahlen and Julie Rea of Phoenic CC who are the current National Women's Road Race Championsip 2014 Team gold medallists.

The women, accompanied by their families,  had been invited for tea by Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon as she wished to pay tribute to the achievements of the women.… Read more

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CX and Two Leisure Events this Weekend

Sunday 12 October 2014 - Round 2 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series - Lady Dixon Park, Belfast
The second round of the Ulster Cyclocross League will be promoted by Phoenix CC on Sunday in Lady Dixon Park, Belfast.

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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park has proved to be a very popular location for bike racing in recent years attracting riders from all across Ireland.  In October 2013 there were almost 300 participants for the cyclo-cross race and support races.  The 2013 National Cyclo-cross Championships was held on this course.  … Read more


Milk it for all it’s Worth – Sports Nutrition Seminar

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland invites you to attend a sports nutrition seminar on the evening of Wednesday 29th October at The MAC, Belfast.

Olympic rowing champion Anna Watkins and Lead Nutritionist to the GB Rowing Team Wendy Martinson will share their practical sports nutrition insights, including from the London 2012 Olympics.

Prof Kevin Tipton from the University of Stirling will also present an update on post-exercise recovery strategies including the potential role of milk.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition at the Irish Institute of Sport.… Read more

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‘GET COACHING’ Coaches Workshops – Developing the Young Performer

Cycling Ireland is running a series of 'GET COACHING' Coaches Workshop - Developing the Young Performer in each province in October and November.

Coaches will explore and gain an understanding of the needs of riders of different ages and abilities in cycling. What can we as coaches do to best develop our youth so that they develop to their best potential, enjoy and ultimately sustain their involvement in cycle sport well into their adult years?

These interactive workshop will explore this subject, we will look at areas such as skills development, skills development through games and activities, planning and developing realistic coaching programmes and so much more...

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Enter Now For Tour of South Derry

Carn Wheelers are glad to announce that they will be running their charity cycle event -  the Tour of South Derry (ToSD) on Sunday, 12th October 2014. The event raises money for McMillan Cancer Care, and to date, the ToSD has raised over £37K for this very worthwhile charity. As per previous years, there will be a 50 mile route, plus a shorter 37 mile route, which bypasses the hills around Draperstown and Maghera.

The entry fee for both events is £15 and includes tea/coffee,event T-shirt, shower facilities, free car parking and refreshments during and after the cycle. … Read more

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Apollo Kick-off the CX Season in Style

aIt was a return to Lurgan Park for the first round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross season 2014 hosted by Apollo Cycling Team on Sunday 5 October.  Only the Friday before race day had seen any significant rain on the park after 6 weeks of dry weather.

The park was in super condition with vibrant autumn colours which saw the venue full of walkers, children playing and, of course, cyclists.

A special thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for allowing the use of the park and to the park staff for their support.… Read more

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