Action Mental Health “Granite Run” Sunday 6th October
Action Mental Health “Granite Run” this Sunday 6th at 10am from AMH Ballydugan Industrial Estate, Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick, BT30 8HG. This event is being promoted by La Lanterne Rouge CC. It is a 55mile/96km cycle around and through the Mournes, Everyone is welcome. The Granite Challenge will kick off the week of World Mental Health Day on Sunday 6th October 2013 at 10.00am.
The Granite Challenge starts at AMH’s New Horizons unit in Downpatrick, cycling via Tyrella towards Dundrum, then along the coast road through the seaside town of Newcastle, towards Annalong.… Read more
The 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross season kicks off on Sunday 6 October at Lurgan Park, hosted by Apollo CT. This is first of 8 rounds and the return to an excellent venue which has played host to cyclo-cross (CX) races for many years, including national championships. Many thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for their continued support.
The main cyclo-cross races take place at 1 pm however there is a full schedule before this with sign on opening at 09:30 the first race of the day will be the fun race for the Under 6s which starts at 10:30.… Read more
Mizen to Malin on a tandem bike built for two
Armagh Danny as he is often referred to abroad wasn’t satisfied with climbing Ben Nevis twice in the one year decided, last week, to cycle from Mizen head in Co. Cork to Malin head in Co. Donegal. Again this is the second time he has completed this event having previously completed it on a single bike in 2002. This tandem cycle event organised through his work with RNIB consisted of 10 tandems piloted by sighted cyclists with blind or partially sighted cyclists as their stokers covering 450 miles in 7 days.… Read more
With the Cycling Ireland AGM just over three weeks away another candidate has indicated his intention to stand as President in the upcoming elections. Ciaran McKenna of Emerald CC will run against existing Board member Dermot Toomey. Ciaran, like other candidates nominated, has forwarded some information about himself and his interest in cycling so that delegates can make an informed choice when voting begins.
Ciaran McKenna Candidate for President of Cycling Ireland.
My Name is Ciaran McKenna, I have being nominated by Cycling Leinster and Cuchulainn CC for the position of President of Cycling Ireland.… Read more
The closing date for applying for events for 2024 is today, 1st October. Only events applied for by then can be guaranteed to appear in the handbook. Events may be accepted during the year but the calendar is already fairly full.
This year Cycling Ireland has a new online event application system, All club secretaries should have received a login and a password for the new system. You would also have been sent a video link which explains the process. However some of these went to people’s junk mail so please ensure you have your details.… Read more
The Tour of South Derry promoted by Carn Wheelers takes place on Sunday 13th October from Rossa Park in Magherafelt. It is testament to the effort put in by Carn Wheelers that this event has seen a huge growth in popularity over the last few years with almost five hundred signing on last year.
This annual charity run has now raised over £28,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event starts from Rossa Park, Magherafelt and covers a distance of 50 miles.
Following on previous years, there is now a shorter route of 37 miles which by passes the hills near Draperstown and Maghera.… Read more
Records Smashed at 100 mile TT Championships
Twenty six brave souls lined up at Woodgreen this morng for the ‘Race of truth’ – a one hundred mile time trial run by Ballymoney CC . This was also the Ulster 100m TT Championships.
The morning was fine and sunny and became warm but there was a blustery wind which caught the deep section rims and disc wheels. Not an ideal day for records to be broken but fall they did.
John Madden of Curran Racing who held both the senior and veteran records at this distance with a time of 3:45:05 going in to today’s event went all out to prove that he could go even faster.… Read more
With the Cycling Ireland AGM due to take place in a month’s time in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan candidates are beginning to appear. The members at the AGM will elect three Board Directors without executive post (incumbents J. Horgan, D. Toomey and post vacated on resignation of A. Moran).
The members will also elect a new president as Rory Wyley has indicated he will not run for a third term. Denis Toomey, a current Board Director, has already indicated his interest in this position.… Read more
The Strangford Sportive boasts three different routes around some of County Down’s beautiful scenery. The 50- and 25-mile routes both set off from Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, around marshalled roads around the area’s picturesque drumlins.
The 2.5-mile route, ideal for families to enjoy together, explores the park.
Whichever route you cycle, you’ll be welcomed back to base with a FREE Good Little BBQ provided by the Good Little Company. Podium 4 Sport will be there with a support vehicle to help in the case of any problems.… Read more
The Ballymoney CC hosted Ulster 100 mile Time Trial Championships will go ahead this Sunday 29th on the A26 (Woodgreen) course.
The roadworks were cleared today at 4,30pm and all 4 lanes are clear.
Sign on is from 8.00am and the first rider is off at 9.00am.
The organisers would really apprecitae it if anyone was free to come along to help out even for a short time to relieve some of the crew.
Contact Maurice McAllister on 07707088396 if you can help.
Riders are reminded of the following
- riding on or close to the centre white line is NOT permitted and penalties or disqualificaton may be applied
- warming up on the course is not permitted once the event has started
- no one is to pass the time keeper when they are warming up once the event has started.