Cycling Ulster
28Nov/140

Titanic Quarter Cycling Club Launched in Belfast

aWithout an iceberg in sight the new Titanic Quarter Cycling Club was successfully launched in Belfast last night. While there may have been no bottles of champagne, the coffee provided by the Dock Café was more than sufficient to set the scene and provide the opportunity for new members to come along and chat.

Like a good ship, a lot of building work goes on in the background before launch day arrives. As Club Development Officer I met with the founding members of the club over nine months ago to begin the work.… Read more

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28Nov/140

New Technical Officer for Ulster

aIt is with great pleasure that the Executive of Cycling Ulster would like to announce the appointment of Aaron Wallace as the new Technical Officer for Ulster.

The position was recently advertised internally among all the Commissaires in Ulster. In line with good practice there was a brief role descriptor for the position outlining the main areas of responsibilities.

Among these were liaising with the College of Commissaires, apppointing Commissaires to the various competitive road and time trial events, arrranging Commissaire courses, collating reports in Ulster and providing a report for the members at the  AGM.… Read more

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25Nov/140

Sports Development Conference Belfast

Game Changer! Sports Development Conference 2014

All clubs and officials will be made wecome at Belfast City Council's Annual Sports Development Conference which this year is called  Game Changer! Sports Development Conference. The conference takes place on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

The  10th annual conference will showcase the best of sports development procedures and good practice.  Belfast City Council be joined by special guests Alanna Audley- Murphy, Commonwealth boxing medallist and Michael McKillop, Paralympic medallist.

The  keynote speaker is Phillip Lane, Head of Sport Development at Greenwich Leisure Limited.… Read more

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25Nov/140

New Masters Category for Men and Women

a40+ Riders - Do You Know What Licence is Best For You? Applies to Men and Women

For 2015 Cycling Ireland has introduced new licences for those who are forty years of age and above. The change will apply to both men and women. It is important to know which licence to opt for especially if you intend to ride any of the National or, possibly, Provincial Championships.

Please Note : For those riders who normally take a Limited competition Licence in order to ride the Ulster 50+ Master's races there is no change. Read more

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25Nov/140

Spires Celebrate In Style

aSpires CC, which is based in the heart of Mid Ulster, in Magherafelt, held their annual prizegiving and awards night at the weekend.

This relatively new club has continued to expand in the past few years and have grown their membership to include youth and women. This was obvious at the prize night as there were quite a few women receiving prizes on the night.

Spires CC are heavily involved in their local community running skills days and general interaction with community groups. The club has an excellent PRO as is witnessed by the number of times that the club is featured in the Mid Ulster Mail and Observer.… Read more

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24Nov/140

Falls Park CX Picture Gallery

To see a few pictures of the Ulster Cyclocross Round 7 which took place in Falls Park for the first time click 'continue reading'.

All pictures by Marian Lamb.

Glen Kinning of Kinning Cycles took the win on Sunday in the Main event  from Ray O’Shaughnessy of Cuchulainn CC. Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles, was third on this occasion.

First woman in the cyclocross event was Claire Oakley of XMTB McConvey Cycles.

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24Nov/140

Sunshine and Muck at Falls Park

aIt was an historic day for Falls park last Sunday when the first ever cyclocross event took place. The event was packed and cars were parked the length of the Falls Road.

VC Glendale were hosting the event and had certainly put in the groundwork. Pre-event planning had covered all the bases and the route markers were out in force from 6.30 that morning.

Frank Campbell and Joe Smyth, long time stalwarts of the club all played their part. Brendan Doherty known as the Doc, was the driving force behind staging the event and he was a busy man on the day.… Read more

24Nov/140

Junior Tour Sportif in Cork

Giant Cork would like to invite you all the Festive Fifty Junior Tour Sportif being held on Saturday the 13th of December from the Cork Giant Store in Ballincollig. The sportif is an event for all abilities and will be an enjoyable day out for all cyclists.  This event is being held to help raise much needed funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland. This event has been of huge importance for the development of our youth cyclist's in this country for a long time and it is vital we help keep this going.… Read more

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24Nov/140

Fun For All At Youth Trip to Newport

aIn the early hours of Sunday morning twelve boys aged between 12 and 16 and selected by the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy set off for a  two day training camp at the Olympic Velodrome in Newport South Wales.

Supervised by committee members Brian McComb and Phil Holland they met up at Rosslare harbour with 24 boys from Munster and Connaught who were accompanied by CI coach of the year Dan Curtin and his team of supervisors along with rider of the year Eddie Dunbar and national track champion Aidan Reade.… Read more

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23Nov/140

Bann Valley Celebrate Silver Anniversary

aaOn Friday evening members of the Portglenone based, Bann Valley Road Club, came together in the Wild Duck Inn to celebrate the clubs's silver anniversary. The evening started with a drinks reception followed by a excellent meal which was served by a virtual army of waiters and waitresses.

The more formal procedings of the evening then began as club chairman, Lawrence Maguire welcomed the Chairman and Secretary of Cycling Ulster, Marian and Tommy Lamb.

He then gave a brief history of the club. He was a founder member and fortunately two of the other founder members Vincent McDonell and Michael Clarke were also present at the celebrations.… Read more

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