In 2013 the Errigal youth tour will be held around the Co. Donegal village of Chrchill for the second year in succession during the weekend of the 3rd to the 5th of August. There will be strong teams from around the globe entering the race and, not to be outdone, Cycling Ulster will field their own strong teams in age categories 1 and 2.
There was much interest in representing Cycling Ulster at this event and with a strong crop of young riders competing within Ulster the selectors had a hard time picking the teams. … Read more
This Thursday sees round 4 of the Ernie Magwood Super 6 take place at Woodgeen. The weather is looking good, so come and give it a go. As usual this will also be a counter for the UWA league, With sign on from 6.30pm and first rider is off at 7.30pm.
Please be advised we need to tighten up on a few things. The parking along the dual carriageway at the start has to stop, please use the adjacent roads, or the lay-by just prior to the finish, there is loads of room for everyone.… Read more
Earlier in the year Ballymena Road Club was forced to cancel the Wallace Caldwell race due to the snow. The race, which is regarded as an Ulster classic, will now be held on Saturday 27th July in place of the Red Hand race which will be held later in the year.
The road club still have the list of those who pre-entered the race back in March and they wish to offer places to those who already pre-entered. If you are one of the riders who pre-entered in March and you want to ride you are asked to confirm your entry with race organiser Hugh McCullough before Wednesday 24th July; contact details below. … Read more
This Sunday, 14th July, will see Ballymoney CC host one of the most anticipated events on the CU calendar, the 10 mile TT champs. With the help of Roe Valley CC it was decided to use their club course on the Derry Road. This course has been measured by Cycling Ulster officials and is waiting to have a record set on it for 2013. So the question is can anyone challenge last year’s medallists Marcus Christie, already an Irish record breaker this week, John Madden and John Heverin pictured here?… Read more
Three riders from Ulster will be members of the Cycling Ireland team who will be traveling to the Euroean Youth Olympics in the Netherlands from Dublin airport on Wednesday morning. The three riders are Declan Mulholland, Jake Gray and Ciara Dougan.
These riders have all been training extremely hard for this event for the majority of the year and going by recent results they are in top form.
Marcus Christie Smashes 50 Record
Maryland wheelers ran their annual Tommy Givan 50 mile time tiral this morning on the Woodgreen circut and this year it also doubled up as the Ulster Championships. There was a good turnout on a fantastic day with many riders setting impressive times.
However it was Marcus Christie who recorded a fantastic time of one hour forty minutes and ten seconds over the fifty miles which works out a just below 30 mph average speed.
Marcus Christie blasted the current Senior record of 1: 45:42 set by John Heverin of Clann Eireann when he recorded a blistering 1:40:10.… Read more
A2/A3 Race – Run over 7 laps of a tough rolling course, a breakaway of 8 riders got away on the fourth lap with the gap out to nearly 1 minute as they got the bell for last lap and although the chasing bunch got the gap down to a handful of seconds as they approached the final climb up to the finish it was the breakaway riders who filled the top six places.
- Aaron McGready – Phoenix CC
- Ryan Reilly – Foyle CC
- Shane Farren – North Down CC
- Anthony Quinn – Dromara CC
- Blane Cole – Roe Valley CC
- Chris Richardson – Castlereagh CC
- Rodney Stewart – TVR
- Gareth McKee – Banbridge CC
A4 Race – Run over 5 laps of the same course the race stayed together despite a number of riders trying to get away on climbs around the course and in the end it was the host club’s Andrew Trueman who took the sprint victory.… Read more
McCrystal Goes Sub 20
Cuchulainn CC’s Brian McCrystal join that select group of riders in Ulster who have stopped the watch in less than 20 minutes in a ten mile time trial. He took the win in the West Down promoted TT from Eurocycles Thomas Martin and Rodney Stewart of TVR. Click continue reading for the full results.
- B McCrystal Cuchulainn CC 19.58
- T Martin Eurocycles 21.08
- R Stewart TVR 21.44
Shimna Wheelers stood proud on the Peace Bridge in Derry on Sunday (30th June 2013). The Mayor of Derry City, Cllr Martin Reilly, extended a hearty welcome to club members who cycled from the bridge in Newcastle to the Peace Bridge in Derry. 100 miles trip, plenty of fun, chat and hard work. A Down District Council plaque was presented to the Mayor and the in return a Derry City Council plaque was given to the club. Following the hospitality some members even braved the return trip to Newcastle resulting in a round trip of 200 miles. … Read more
This Sunday, 7th July, North Pole Cycling Club will host the annual and now famous Tour of Inishowen . There will be 2 routesn for riders to choose from on the day, a 150km route and a 100km route. The entry fee is 20 euro and a t-shirt is included in this. The 150 Km route includes the infamous Gap of Mamore cat 1 climb.
Sign on is from 8.15am in Buncrana Leisure Centre where changing facilities and showers will be available. The cycle commences at 9.00am with the first tea stop in Culdaff hall. … Read more