Cycling Ulster

Leisure Events This Weekend

Leisure cyclists are spoilt for choice this weekend with three sportives in varius parts of the province. We have the Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive on Saturday with Strule Wheelers' 'On the Rivet' ride on Sunday as well as the Sperrin Wheelers Spring Sportive. All details of these event below.
Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Saturday 18th April
The Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive is all set to roll out this Saturday for it’s third edition. This popular event organised by Donegal Bay Cycling Club offers all levels of cyclists a chance to take in the beautiful scenery of South Donegal.… Read more

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Tour of Mournes opens for entry on Friday

The Tour of the Mournes opens for entry Friday 17th April at 7.30pm via Entry Central
This year sees the  Tour of the Mournes re introduce A1 riders.The course will be the same as last year with 72miles of racing.This race is limited to 80 riders and receives PSNI support.

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Snow to sunshine, wild deer to mountain biking, all fun at Colebrooke

Caldwell Cycles's usual venue of Ballykelly Forest was unavailable this year due to tree felling which left event organiser Clive Caldwell the task of finding another venue to host a cross-country mountain bike event. Thankfully Lord Alan Brookeborough of Colebrooke Estate in Brookeborough County Fermanagh was happy to accommodate another race on his estate using more or less the same course as Lakeland CC had back in January of this year. … Read more


Sperrins Outdoor Recreation Forum Open Meeting

The Sperrins Outdoor Recreation Forum and Network will be holding an open network meeting on Tuesday 28th April in Broughderg Community Centre, 123 Broughderg Road, Mountfield, Omagh, County Tyrone BT79 8JN at 7.30pm.

The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation Forum is to provide a mechanism for interested parties to help to make the outdoors more accessible and enjoyable for outdoor recreation, in ways that address social, economic and environmental interests, and with regard to issues of particular local relevance.

At this open meeting the Forum will report on the work that they have undertaken in the past year and highlight some of the developments in outdoor recreation that have been happening in the Sperrins through the work of members of the Forum, Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership, the various clubs and governing bodies of sport and local councils.… Read more

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Entry for Kanturk 3 Day Now Open

The O'Leary Stone Kanturk 3 Day will take place from Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May, The May Bank Holiday weekend. There are races for all categories including Youth. This is a pre-entry event and the entry form can be downloaded at the end of this article.

Youth Events  Sat. May 2nd:  Sign-on 8.30-9.30 AM in Edel Quinn Hall
Stage 1:
U12 (Curragh Circuit) Start 10.05am - Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U16 Start 10.00am - 2Laps Kanturk,Freemount,Newmarket,Kanturk. Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U14 Start 10.15am -1LAP

Stage 2 (TT): 1.30pm
U12 1st off  - Start Ashgrove Renewables -
U14/16 Lombardstown Jnctn.… Read more

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Details Ras na nÓg 2015

Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce details of this year's Ras na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th. We are also delighted to announce a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.

Already on the Cycling Ireland grant aided events list we are thrilled to have Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning to us as a sponsor and also the IVCA have come on board as joint title sponsor, a real example of the older members of our sport giving to the youngest members.… Read more


It’s ‘Snow’ Problem for Ulster Juniors

aThe Cycling Ulster Junior Training camp got under way on Friday night when ten Juniors arrived at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre in Donegal.

As soon as their parents were waved off the Juniors were introduced to their leaders for the weekend, Jason McHugh and Sean McFadden.

It was then time for a hearty supper of hot soup, bread, cold meats and salad. Gartan's Guardian, Mary Grace explained the house rules regarding behaviour, lights out and the centre's policy on alcohol and drugs. She then divided the Juniors into two groups for washing up duties - much to their surprise.… Read more


Clogher Valley GP Open For Entry Tuesday

On Sunday 3rd May 2015, Clogher Valley Wheelers will be promoting the inaugural Clogher Valley GP in and around Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Two races will be on offer on the 15 mile course - a four lap race for A3 riders and a three lap event for A4 racers. This race is sure to sell out quickly as it will provide an opportunity for A3 and A4 riders to race over what is normally a closed weekend with the Tour of Ulster taking place.

The usual prize money is on offer for winner and placed riders in each category along with a commemorative jerseys for the winner, KOH and sprinter in each race.The jerseys for the race winners are sponsored by SoCycle Bike Shop Augher.

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Good Turn-Out for Youth TT

4There was a good turnout this morning for the Youth Time Trial promoted by the David McCall Foundations in conjuction with Maryland Wheelers.

Despite the extremely blustery conditions there were lots of good times recorded.

The event took place on a circuit course outside Crumlin and the event forms part of the popular David McCall Youth Series. The U12's did one lap, the U14's did two laps while the U16's completed three laps 0f the 4.8 mile course.

Island Wheelers up and coming rider Darren Rafferty took the honours in the U12 event with a 13.49 ahead of Sarah Elder of Carn Wheelers and Shea O'Kane of Phoenix CC.… Read more


Youth and Women’s Officer’s for Executive

Cycling Ulster held a very informative and well attended induction evening for all its commissions and key personnel recently which was also attended by Jack Watson, Vice President of Cyling Ireland.

As part of the induction evening both the Youth Academy and the Women's Commission were asked to nominate a volunteer to sit on the Executive. As a result Maurice McAllister and Lisa Millar  were duly elected by their respective commissions and will now act as Executive Officers until the next election where they may stand for office.… Read more

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