James Curry (Banbridge CC) won today’s West Down Grand Prix at Katesbridge, after an impressive attack to leave the race long break on Rathfriland Hill. The talented all rounder was 33 seconds ahead at the finish line four miles later. Kevin Lynch (Newry) beat James Ambrose (North Down CC) for second place with Paul Wilkinson of the promoting club West Down Wheelers fourth and Matthew Brennan (Ballymenta RC) fifth. … Read more
There is still all to play for as the Cycling Ireland Men`s National Road Series and Joe Daly Women`s National League both reach their finale on Sunday in County Down with the North Down Grand Prix.
Already one of the richest one-day events on the calendar carrying a first prize of approximately €430, (£300), Sunday will also see someone walk away with the top prize of €670 as the Men`s National Series winner.… Read more
Due to road works the headquarters and course for this weekend's Ulster Youth Road Championships has changed. The new headquarters is at The Hunting Lodge Hotel, Baronscourt, only 1 mile from original location. Please help spread the word.… Read more
Team Selection has now taken place for the 2015 Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Competitions which are due to take place on 18-20 September at Hadleigh Farm in Essex. The riders were selected based on two factors, their bike skills and their results in cross-country races. Twelve riders had put their name forward, with eleven able to take part in the bike skills trials. It was a great spectacle to see how well these U14 and U16 riders performed the cycling challenges.… Read more
The West Down GP will be held this Saturday 22nd at Katesbridge, signing on from 9
at the hall in Katesbridge. Racing starts 11.00am sharp with A2 A3s off first followed by A4s then over 50 and women. There is absolutely no parking on the hall road opposite any driveways to houses as milk lorrys need to get in. Car parking will be in Katesbridge park and slip road at the back of the housing estate. Directions will be in place for everything so follow them.… Read more
The Billy Stewart Cup and support races was hosted on Sunday last by Apollo CT, Lurgan. With an almost 60 mile course of very flat circuit it was certain to attract some of the countries best sprinters.
In the A4 race there were many attempts for a break to get away, but with Apollo fielding a large squad of A4 riders they were very quick to chase down any attempts with good riding from Robbie Smith and John McCambridge, assisted by Timmy Burns of North Down, and some aggressive riding from Robbie Alexander Orchard Wheelers.… Read more
Damian Shaw (Team Asea) beat a top class field to win the John Beggs Memorial race in Dromore today. The reigning National Champion won on his own after 70 miles of aggressive racing around the hilly 9.5 mile circuit. Connor McConvey (Team 3M) was second to finish 30 seconds later with Mark Dowling (D.I.D. Dunboyne) third at 2 minutes. Bryan McCrystal (Asea) was fourth at the head of a chasing group followed by Sean McKenna (Aqua Blue) and Sean McIntyre (Caldwell Cycles).… Read more
The 2015 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships will take place at Colebrooke Estate in County Fermanagh on Sunday 23 August. Host club Lakeland CC held an event here at the start of the year and Caldwell Cycles also had their round of the Ulster XC Series here in April. As usual there will be races for all age categories, however the championship categories will be PRE-ENTRY ONLY. … Read more
On Sunday 6th September at 9:01 am the Ulster 100 mile Time Trial championships will be held again at Woodgreen hosed by Ballymoney Cycling Club. Sign on from 8 am at Graham's Kitchens carpark and the start as usual is on the hill heading south on the A26.… Read more
Omagh Wheelers will this year host the Ulster Youth Championships on Saturday 22 August. The venue will be the Model Primary school just outside the village of Newtownstewart, along the Baronscourt Road.… Read more