Cycling Ulster
15Oct/140

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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14Oct/140

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

13Oct/140

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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13Oct/140

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

12Oct/140

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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11Oct/140

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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9Oct/140

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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8Oct/140

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.

Course Description:
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

8Oct/140

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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7Oct/140

‘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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