Cycling Ulster
7Jan/140

Attention Junior Women: National Testing Day 18th January

Cycling Ireland is holding a testing day for junior women in Sundrive Velodrome on Saturday the 18th January, with a view of identifying suitable candidates for the High Performance Track Cycling Programme. Any junior women who wish to attend this trial must contact National Coach Orla Hendron to express interest. With Irish track cycling at an all-time high, this is a ground breaking move for junior women’s cycling. Last August saw junior women compete at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Glasgow for the first time.… Read more

7Jan/140

Apollo Reliability Trial – Date Change

Due to an error and a mis-listing on the new event management system the Apollo Reliability Trial will not take place this coming Sunday 12th January.

This popuar leisure ride, which allows riders to test the effectiveness of their winter training programme, will now take place on Sunday 19th January instead.

All riders must have in possession a cycling Ireland licence or have applications pending. Mandatory are helmets, and all riders are to respect the rules of the road.  Marshals will be in place for leaving the town centre and a lead car will be in operation.… Read more

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7Jan/140

Registration for National CX Championships Extended

The 2014 Irish National Cyclo-cross championships will be hosted at St. Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast by Phoenix Cycling Club in association with McConvey Cycles.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for the use of the park.

As with all National Championships this is a Pre-Entry Only Event. Registration for the event has been extended and now closes at 6.00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th January. If you intend to ride the Championship events you must pre-register and you must also have a 2014 licence.… Read more

5Jan/140

Commonwealth Games Update

2013 has seen Northern Ireland riders really embrace the challenge of reaching the nomination standard for the Commonwealth Games. Peter Hawkins has joined the list of those that have met the standard bringing the total to 14 riders. With a potential 8 places available competition will be fierce moving into 2014.

There has been a slight change to the nomination criteria, namely the closing date has been confirmed as 26th May at midday. An email explaining this has been sent out to all those that expressed an interest in the games.… Read more

2Jan/140

Cycling Ulster Praises Volunteers Ahead of the Giro

Cycling Ulster acknowledges the importance of volunteers in cycling  whether they are working at a provincial or club level. Without these volunteers the event calendar both for open events and the non-open or club events would be much reduced.

We have people who are willing to give of their time to take teams away, clean bikes and act as mechanics, stand at road corners, take photographs, organise catering and travel in cavalcades and we are sincerely grateful to them for time and effort they give to cycling.… Read more

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1Jan/140

Youth Academy Camp Cancelled

The Youth Academy Camp planned for this weekend has to be postponed to a later date. There are logistical requirements to be met in order for a successful camp to take place.

We hope that the camp will be held as soon as possible. Notification of the dates will be posted in the near future. Sorry for disappointing keen youth cyclists, their parents and mentors but they will get the opportunity to showcase their talents and enthusiasm for cycling soon. So keep pedaling until you hear more!… Read more

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31Dec/130

Deepest Sympathy to Joe Smyth

It is with deepest regret that we inform you that Theresa Smyth, wife of former international rider Joe Smyth, formerly of Cyprus CC and now of VC Glendale has passed away. Theresa who was an avid supporter of Joe during his racing days passed away on 30th of December peacefully at home after a long illness. Her funeral will take place on Friday 3rd January at 10:00am from the Church of Nativity Poleglass. All members of VC Glendale  would like to pass on their condolences to Joe and his family at this sad time.… Read more

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24Dec/130

Three Peaks Trailquest

Dromara CC, who are by now past masters at organising Trailquests, have a  real treat in store for you on Friday 27th December. They will be promoting their Three Peaks Trailquest taking in the 3 peaks of Dechomet, Crotlieve and Slieve Croob mountains  with stunning views of County Down and beyond.

Teams of up to 3 riders are invited to come along and enjoy the craic. U-16s must be accompanied by an adult
There will be a choice of 2 or 3.5 hr quest Sign on is from 9.30am at the Dromara village Foootball club with the first team away at 10 30amFood, hot showers, bike wash and bar on site afterwards.… Read more

23Dec/130

Registration Now Open for National Cyclocross Championships

The 2014 National Cyclocross Championships will be promoted by Phoenix CC in association with McConvey Cycles on Sunday 12th January 2014. The event will take place in Lady Dixon Park, Belfast and the club are very grateful to Belfast City Council for their continued support of these off road events.

There will be championship events for Women, Veterans, Juniors, U23′s and Elite Men. There will also be support events before the main races begin. All championships will under UCI rules and it is important that those hoping to compete have the appropriate licence.… Read more

21Dec/130

Giro d’Italia Guidelines

Cycling Ulster is very heavily involved in preparations leading up to the arrival of the Giro d’Italia in May 2014. Cycling Ulster representatives sit on many committees and sub groups and are assisting with the planning for volunteers , event  management,  schools provision, and providing a lasting legacy of the Giro. There will more information for volunteers very soon.

However while there are many things we would like to see included in the event planning for example, we must take advice from those involved in the overall event planning during that period and in particular we have to heed advice provided by the PSNI and those involved in the Traffic Management Plan.… Read more

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