There was a large turn-out last night in the Silver Birch Hotel when Cycling Ulster’s Safeguarding Tutors, Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb delivered the three hour Safeguarding Awareness Course.
Omagh Wheelers, who had requested the course were joined by neighbouring clubs such as West Tyrone Velo, Clogher Valley Wheelers, Lakeland CC and Strabane Lifford. It was particularly pleasing to welcome Leslie Crozier and his five members to the evening’s course. Crozier has been instrumental in establishing a new club, Vision 24-7, based in Dromore Co. Tyrone and they only affiliated to Cycling Ireland two weeks ago.… Read more
With the Cyclo-cross season over the off-road community are looking forward to the other off-road disciplines. Cycling Ireland’s new youth development officer Jon Hynes will be in Tollymore Outdoor Centre this Sunday (27 January 2013) to meet potential riders for the Irish Development Squad. Jon will be joined by Cycling Ulster’s off-road development officer Lance McCarthy who will also be scouting for riders for the Cycling Ulster Development Squad therefore there will be lots of places up for grabs for riders aged 12-16 (Cycling Ireland) and 12-18 (Cycling Ulster).… Read more
Sunday 27th January – Ballymena Reliability Trial
The annual Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – Reliability Trials will be held this Sunday 27th January when it is expected that cyclists from all over Northern Ireland will assemble at Rex Bonar House for the 10am start. Everyone will be hoping for better weather conditions than those experienced last weekend, whenever snow and slippery road surfaces severely curtailed local cycling activities.
Registration for Sunday’s event will commence at 9am with an entry fee of £10 being charged.… Read more
Carn Wheelers are well underway now with their biggest undertaking to date, the Tour of Ulster, taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend from May4th-6th. The race will attract the finest riders from all over Ireland and the UK with early interest also from teams from further afield.
The 3 day race has four stages, two on the Saturday, a road race in the morning and a short time trial on Saturday evening. Sunday’s stage heads to Armagh before the final stage on Monday which will be local to Maghera.… Read more
It’s now official- The 2013′s Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive, in association with Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store Belfast, will take place on Saturday 7th September 2013 with 3 challenging routes on offer.
2012′s event was a huge success and we expect 2013′s event to be even bigger and better so watch this space! Entries Now Open for 2013 Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive
The 3 routes on offer cater for all levels of cyclist (57km/126km/182km) and provide participants with a great opportunity to cycle along one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Europe.… Read more
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The Cycling Ulster Awards Night took place last night in the Moyola Golf Club in Castledawson and was attended by 120 people from all over Ulster who braved the wintry conditions to celebrate the success of our riders.
Morris Foster (MBE), Alan Mark (chairman of the NICF) and Rory Wyley (President of Cycling Ireland) were among the guests. Tommy Lamb Charmain of Cycling Ulster opened the proceeding by welcoming everyone and hoped they would have a great evening.
He paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of our senior riders, both men and women, across all the disciplines.… Read more
Cycling Ulster Awards Night – Saturday 19th January :The final date for reserving a ticket for the Cycling Ulster Awards night is tomorrow evening. The event takes place in the Moyola Golf Club in Castledawson at 7 for 7.30om. Tickets may be reserved and paid on the evening but please leave sufficient time to do this as there are lots of prizes to be awarded. Rory Wyley, President of Cycling Ireland and Alan Mark and Morris Foster, MBE, will be among the guests.
Young riders are more than welcome to come along and be presented with their prizes in all disciplines.… Read more
Details have been announced of the 2013 P&O Ferries Tour of the North at Easter. The 4-day international stage race will take place over the Easter weekend, getting underway with the now traditional opening stage at Stormont Castle in Belfast, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The event, started in 1955 by the Northern Cycling Club is now one of the longest running stage races in the UK or Ireland, however it has had a few gaps down the years with 2013 being the 50th edition of the event.… Read more
Cycling Ulster will be running its next Safeguarding Course on Wednesday 23rd January in the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh. The course will be delivered by Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb and is a recognised SportNI/NSPCC Safeguarding Awareness Course. All participants will receive a certificate from SportNI. The course last approximately three hours.
Club members who have been appointed as their club’s Safeguarding Officer will need to do this course before going the Designated Safeguarding Officer’s Course.
The venue in Omagh can hold twenty participants. Already we have interest from many clubs and currently there are only fourteen places remaining.… Read more