Cycling Ulster

Martyn Irvine BBC NI Sports Personality of 2013

m1Martyn Irvine, the  26 year old rider from Newtownards was today named as BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year. This must be one of the crowning moments for Martyn who began his career with the Ards Cycling Club.

Despite the fact that he had not come through the Youth ranks but had come into cycling in his late teens he soon showed that he had talent. Over the next few years he developed his skills and strengths winning many local road race and time trial events.… Read more


New Staff in Kelly Roche House

Cycling Ireland has appointed a new Sports Administrator to take over from Sarah Campbell who left last month. Please see below the full staffing announcement from Frank Keenan.

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lawrence Salonen as Sports Administrator replacing Sarah Campbell who left at the end of November. I am also pleased to announce the appointment of David Mullin to the permanent post as Sport Administrator

Both David and Lawrence will share most of the administrative roles in Kelly Roche House such as Licence processing, Event Administration, e-mail and phone support, Insurance issues etc.… Read more

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Cycling Ulster Awards Night

The Cycling Ulster Awards will take place on Saturday 11th January in the Moyola Golf Club at 7.30pm. The cost of the meal is £17 per adult. Young people under 14 will receive the same three course meal for £5 as Cycling Ulster will subsidise the cost.

The Awards night is always very enjoyable and well attended particularly by our Youth riders and it is heartening to see them receive their awards, testament to their hardwork throughout the year.

This year the new President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey, will attend as a special guest, and will help to present the prizes.… Read more

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Women, Youth and Safety Top Priorities for Cycling Ulster in 2014

Cycling Ulster is currently planning its strategy for the next three years. As Tommy Lamb, the Chairman of Cycling Ulster mentioned at the recent AGM there are a number of areas which Cycling Ulster will focus on in the coming years. Among these are the Development of Women’s Cycling, The development of Youth Cycling and Event Safety. The process of looking at these areas has aready started with workshops and discussions with women and with clubs interested in promoting and developing youth.

Women’s Development Day Saturday 14th December. Read more

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Roger Sails to Victory in Ulster CX Championships

DSC_0013 (200x165)Carn Wheelers played host to the 8th and final round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series, which also doubled up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships 2013, at Drum Manor Forest outside of Cookstown.

This was the second year that the club had used this site and they had reshaped the course to make it shorter, faster and more flowing than the previous year.  There was strong winds on race day morning with occasional showers and a cold chill in the air.

The host club had the course well prepared and the first of the riders started to appear at 9:30am.  … Read more


CI Board Update including Upgrade Information and New TT Records

Following a recent Cycling Ireland Board Meeting the following rules were clarified for 2014.
It should be noted that as the result of the new grading rules accepted at the AGM riders who finished the 2013 season as A2, A3 or A4 licence holders may opt to upgrade one category for 2014 but their application in respect of this must be in respect of their 2014 licence application and must be lodged in Kelly / Roche House by 31st December 2013.

The Board has also agreed a derogation for promoters in respect of UCI Technical Regulation 2.1.008 and 2.1.009.

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Ulster Cyclo-cross championships 2013 + support races

This Sunday (15 December 2013) the 8th and final round of the 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will take place at Drum Manor Forest outside Cookstown. Host club Carn Wheelers is busy preparing the course which they promise to be shorter, faster and more flowing than last year. The A’ race men and women’s event will also double up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships. There will be the usual support races for cyclo-cross B’ riders, mountain bike support as well as the full range of youth races from Under 6s up to Under 16s.… Read more


Ryan Lifts Bronze in Mexico

ryan (166x200)After a controlled and gutsy performance in the Women’s Individual Pursuit, Caroline Ryan won the Bronze Medal from Ukraine’s Anna Solovey at the Track Cycling World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Ryan had qualified for the Bronze Medal ride-off with the 4th fastest time, but rode outstandingly in the final, to seize the medal in a new Irish Record of 3.34.257. This is Ireland’s first Women’s World Cup medal at the elite level. The Gold medal was won by Rebecca Wiasak (AUS), who is the World Number One ranked Pursuiter, silver went to GB’s Elinor Barker.… Read more

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Festive Offers at Slane Cycles

Festive_FeverLooking for a gift for the cycling man or woman in your house but want a bargain to boot then Cycling Ulster’s corporate sponsor, Slane Cycles, might well be the place to go this Christmas.

From now until the end of next week they are offering 10% discount on all purchases in their Festive Fever offer.

So why not get along to Slane Cycles on the Anderstown Road and see what you can pick up whether as a stocking filler or as a larger gift.

Slane Cycles also want to wish all their customers a very happy Christmas and a safe 2014.… Read more

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Omagh Wheelers Development Program

Building on its success in 2013, Omagh Wheelers, the grass-roots club in the heart of Co. Tyrone has decided continue to run the  development program. The program was first introduced in late 2012, and offers young, talented, local riders the opportunity to receive support in both training and equipment. The program is aimed to develop riders so that they achieve their potential, and to race at a high level. The program in its first year proved to be massive success.

The two riders chose for the 2013 season were Angus Fyffe and Marc Potts.… Read more

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