Cycling Ulster

Carn Wheelers Say Thanks

Over the years the Tour of South Derry organisation committee have honed this charity event into a very popular cycle run.   This year we again intended to adhere to our winning formula (Stick strictly to cycling, plan a safe but challenging route, marshal it well,  feed
and reward the participants with a memento of the day).

And so with months of preparation behind us,  the club once again hosted a very successful Tour of South Derry.  The weather played its part,  and over 450 cyclist took to the roads,  helping to raise much needed funding for Macmillan Cancer Support.… Read more

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Youth Track Trip

2The Irish and Ulster Youth Academy are planning to take a group of U13 to U15 riders to the track at Newport from 2nd to the 4th November 2014.

The cost will £100 which includes all transport, meals, accomodation, track coach and bikes etc.

If you are interested please contact Brian McComb or Maurice McAllister on… Read more

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Hills Above Drumquin Sunday 19th October

The 2014 Hills Above Drumquin challenge and leisure cycle will take place on Sunday 19th October with special guest Sky TV, presenter Graham Little.

The organisers of the event, the Drumquin Cycling club, have also announced that there will be two routes for the event. Graham Little will take to the course for the longer route of 42 miles and this will include focal points such as Bessy Bell, Glenbane and Pigeon top Mountains.

There will be a 20 miles route also available as part of the event and will be a less demanding challenge for leisure cyclists on the day.… Read more

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Pre- Registration Open for Rd 3 Ulster CX Series

Round 3 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will be held at Windmill Park in Dungannon on Sunday 19 October 2014 promotes by Island Wheelers. As well as the main cyclo-cross races there will be a full range of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 16s as well as a mountain bike race for men and women. The Cyclo-cross B race men will be starting one minute after the Cyclo-cross women's race. The Cyclo-cross A' race will start once this race is over (1:30 pm). Read more


Notice of Cycling Ulster AGM 2014

The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.

All club secretaries have been notified by email of this AGM and have received the appropriate forms.… Read more

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Apollo CT Youth Development – Rockets Take Off

apFor the past year the Lurgan based Apollo Cycling Team has been working hard to develop programmes within the club for different cyclist including women, beginners and youth. Their hard work has certainly paid off with increased membership and an active women's section headed up by Maggie Callaghan McMahon as women's representative. the club opened their own clubrooms in the centre of Lurgan this year and run many classes for riders of different abilities and needs.

However it is in the area of Youth development that the club are most proud with their Junior section - The Apollo Rockets - up and running.… Read more


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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