East Tyrone had a busy day today with no less than six races to promote. However the club members rallied and from early morning they were arriving with scones and pancakes to feed those who travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the morning youth races.
With the Under 16 event being one of the selection events for the European Youth Olympics there was a big turnout of over forty riders. The under 16’s did three laps of the 9.8 mile circuit and racing was aggressive from the off.… Read more
Due to an overwhelming demand for places in the Ciclisport GP A*/A1/A2 Race the club has decided that only those pre-entered via Entry Central will be eligible ro ride. Sign-on on the day is not possible as the club cannot guarantee places to those who turn up. With races being cancelled in the south, riders are looking north to get their weekend's racing. This promises to be an exciting race for A1/A2 riders with a full complement of 80 riders. For full details of sign-on and race start times please click HERE.… Read more
The club has begun to expand its activiites. Last week it hosted a Safeguarding Course for members and neighbouring clubs as they are now ready to begin developing their youth strand.
As we found out on Monday night they also intend to actively encourage the participation of women. (See below for the press release of their new venture ChallengeHer.)
Sunday 17th May will see 100s of women of all ages take to the line for the inaugural ChallengeHer cycling event.… Read more
This applies particularly when approaching horse riders from the rear. Bicycles frequently startle horses when coming from the rear due to their silent approach.
There have been a few unfortunate encounters recently when a cyclist coming up from behind has startled horses causing animals to bolt along the road or rear up.
While most cyclist nowadays do not have bells fitted to their bikes, except perhaps when using the tow path, they should still make their presence known to the horse riders in front of them.
We have received communication from the new committee of North Pole CC regarding some of the events which are in the 2015 calendar to be promoted by the club.
The new committee has decided that North Pole CC WILL NOT promote a number of the competitive events currently in the handbook in the interests of health and safety. The events which have been cancelled are as follows.
4th May 2015 - J.G Memorial - Venue Logues Bar, Cranford.
28th May 2015 - Donegal TT Championship - Venue Burt
31st May 2015 - Donegal Road Race - Venue Drumfries
The club apologises for any inconvenience.… Read more
A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more
Clarification on the use of video recording devices in Road Races
Cycling Ireland have become aware of the recent increased use of video recording devices within the Road Racing Peloton and wish to clarify the following:
Cycling Irelands Equipment Regulations are in conjunction with UCI Equipment Regulations where Article 1.3.004 states:
“Except in mountain bike racing, no technical innovation regarding anything used, worn or carried by any rider or license holder during a competition (bicycles, equipment mounted on them, accessories, helmets, clothing, means of communication, etc.) may be used until approved by the UCI.… Read more
Well done to all at Carn Wheelers for a great promotion of racing for many categories. The A race was taken on the line by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles from Joe McCrory of Carn Whleers and Steven McAllister of Ballymoney. Chris Lawlor of VC Glendale was the winner of the B race.
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge was best of the women while Michael Tolan of Phoenix CC and Paul Kirk of North Down had a battle for first place.
A few pictures of the event can be viewed by clicking read more.… Read more
Carn Wheelers were the promoters of today's Carn Classic which featured races for A1 -A3, A4 , Women and Masters.The sun came out and bathed the 14 mile circuit is glorious sunshime although there was a shap bite from the chill wind.
First off were the A3's who were given a small handicap over the A1 and A2's which was soon closed down and for a while the bunch stayed together.
However there was enough aggressive riding in the bunch to ensure that this did not stay together for long.… Read more
There were two selection events held in recent weeks to help decide the team. These were a road race which was part of the North West Youth League organised by Errigal CC, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers and a time trial on St Patrick's Day organised by Maryland Wheelers and the David McCall Foundation.
A large number of riders travelled to Dore in Co Donegal to participate in the races.… Read more