On behalf of Carn Wheelers and after the recent promotion of the 2013 Tourof Ulster we would like to acknowledge the support from the sponsors of the event in the race programme. We would also like to thank the jersey sponsors, BP McKeefry for the yellow jersey, Time Bar & Venue, Cookstown for the KOH jersey and CicliSport, Moneymore for the U23 jersey, as well as Ken Jones from Bio-Racer for designing and providing the jerseys and Cookstown Cycles for the back numbers. We are also grateful for the stage sponsors including Time Bar & Venue for Stage 1, Cycling Ulster for Stage 2 and supply the radios and publishing reports online, Donnelly Bros.… Read more
Following an historic medal haul at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, Cycling Ireland is looking ahead towards Rio 2016 where we aim to sustain the level of performance from our highly successful team.
We are currently looking for male and female pilots to trial for a place on the squad. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to compete in at the highest level, have access to a Performance Coach and attend coach led training sessions.
Our goal is to have a number of World Class pilots well trained and pushing for places on the Elite squads for the Rio Paralympic cycle.
This Friday 17th May, Omagh Wheelers CC plan to launch the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3 day race. Taking place from 26 – 28th July, the event aimed at A4 racing cyclists has been growing in popularity and quality over recent years under the guidance of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
The success of the event in 2012 was reflected in entries being sold out in less than 2hrs! Speaking about this year’s event Mark McAleer said “we are planning the event to be bigger and better in 2013 and we are grateful to some new sponsors who have come onboard who include Costcutter, WW Tyres, Cookstown Cycles and Solo Petroleum.… Read more
On Saturday 11th May Kilbride Cyclists held their annual charity cycle. With over 115 riders in attendance and the rain clearing Mayor Victor Robinson was there to see the cyclists off on their 56 miles challenge around some of Co. Antrim’s most challenging roads.
With a welcome stop planned in Glenarm Baptist Church the cyclists refuelled before heading onto the coast road and back to Kilbride Presbyterian Church where a well deserved BBQ awaited everyone.
This year a group of upper sixth students from Ballyclare High School will benefit from the proceeds of the day.… Read more
In order to emulate the professional racing conditions which riders in the Giro d’Italia are experiencing today Newry duly ensured that the rain was turned on for the duration of the race making ‘ideal’ racing conditions.
A full field of riders turned up for this highly popular race which is fully supported by PSNI motorbike outriders. The riders headed out towards Warrenpoint into a fierce headwind which seriously hampered any attempts by riders to get away early.… Read more
McNally Second in Women’s National League Race
Janine McNally (North Down) today achieved the best result of her short racing career. Her second place to top Irish professional Caroline Ryan (World Track Bronze medallist) at the Woman’s National League race at Dunsany Co Meath marks all real step up in class for NDCC’s top female rider.
Janine featured in every break and even had the confidence to attack herself.
With every race she is gaining experience and crucially today she identified the strongest riders and made the important break with Ryan as they topped the hill on the last lap.… Read more
They say there is no such thing a group sadist but anyone in the cycle racing world can prove this to be incorrect. When the early summer conditions are just perfect – temperature barely reaching 7 degrees, spells of false sunshine coupled with intermittent bursts of torrential rain, face-biting hailstone storms and cold, blustery winds – then these group sadists strike.
Today it was the turn of Maryland Wheelers to see what punshment they could inflict as they promoted the 2013 edition of the Tommy Givan Memorial Road Race.… Read more
Following an open and transparent recruitment policy Cycling Ulster are pleased to announce that Ryan Connor has been selected to head up the Commonwealth Games team as manager/coach.
Ryan has had experience of the Games as an athlete competing in the 2006 Games in Melbourne. Ryan took part in the 40 kilometre individual time trial where he finished sixteenth.
The rider in seventeenth place that day was a Christopher Clive Froome (Kenya) who was second in the 2012 Tour de France. Ryan also took part in the road race and finished 28th.… Read more
The Maiden City Criterium in Derry City promoted by Foyle CC is an exciting new event in the Cycling Ulster calendar and we urge riders to support this event in the North West. The crit will take place on Tuesday 11th June starting at 7.00pm and sign on from 6.00pm.
The Maiden City Crit will go online on Monday night at 7.00pm for pre-entry. Entries are open for A1-A3 riders with only 50 places up for grabs. There is a £13 entry. To enter this event click on Eventbrite
This event is a competitive short circuit race, with cash prizes, around the centre of Derry on the evening of Tuesday the 11th of June at 7pm for senior riders who are members of Cycling Ireland.… Read more
Stena Line are continuing to support cyclists with their Away Day Trips to Scotland. Started a few years ago in consultation with Cycling Uster these trips have proved to be very popular. Many clubs now plan a club run with a difference by booking one of these trips. At only £10 it is a great way to get away and explore new roads and enjoy the craic.
Travel from Belfast to Cairnryan on the Superfast and explore Scotland at your leisure for the day. Dumfries and Galloway is a cyclist’s dream with miles of routes enabling you to see the region at its best from two wheels.… Read more