Cycling Ulster

Free On Road Cycle Training in Lead up to Belfast Bike Share Scheme

In Spring 2015 a new public bike share scheme for Belfast will be launched. The scheme will initially include 300 public bikes, and up to 30 bike docking stations in the city centre. It is expected that many workers, shoppers, visitors and residents will use the bikes as it will be a quick and easy way of getting around the city. For example, employees who need to attend meetings at Cathedral Quarter, Clarendon Dock or Botanic can use the bikes as a quick and easy form of transport.

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Webinar: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

computerThe growth of social media and the dangers posed by it is one of the greatest challenges we face as parents and as leaders in a sporting environment. It is not always easy to know how to deal with it or how to talk to young people.

The Child Preotection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC in conjuction with Safe Network are there to help; They are hosting a webinar on 28 January 2015, 11.30am to 12.30am. The webinar is entitled

How can your organisation help keep children and young people safe online?

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First Youth Day of 2015 – Saturday 31st January

aThe Cycling Ulster Youth Academy in association with Omagh Wheelers will be holding a "Youth Camp" and Provincial Team Selection Day on Saturday 31st Jan 2015. Riders will use a 10 mile circuit  (Mc Cann cup circuit) a short distance from the Sports complex which is being used for the sign on and refreshments.

Sign on opens at 9.00am and all youth riders from U16 to U12 are welcome to come along. This includes boys and girls. The day will start with a short talk.

There will be an opportunity for the riders to find out what exactly is happening and what is expected from them.… Read more

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Join the Club: Become a Commissaire

aaron-and-aidanCycling Ulster is hosting a course for trainee road Commissaires.  The course will be held over 2 days at the White River Hotel in Toome on the 7th & 8th Feb.

The role of a Commissaire is vital to the running of a safe and successful open race, and the current calendar of races is managed by a decreasing pool of volunteers who are committed to managing races to a standard.  To ensure we can maintain the level of support for our open races we are calling out for additional volunteers to step forward and begin their path of being road Commissaires in 2015.

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Shenna’s Latest Update on the Hoy Future Stars

Round 3 was on the first weekend of the New Year, back in Manchester. For the Hoy Future Stars event we had to compete in a 20 lap scratch and point race but this time instead of the 6 lap dash they decided to add in a 60 lap Madison race.

We travelled over on the Thursday night ferry and arriving on the Friday. We went to the National Cycling Centre to find out if I could get some track time to practice the Madison slings.… Read more

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Ballymena Kicks Off Reliability Season

ballymenaThis coming Sunday, 25th January, sees the start of the 'Reliability Season' starting with Ballymena Road Club- Chain Reaction's event.

There will be three runs on offer to entrants, a 50mile leisure group, a 62mile intermediate group and a 75mile 'A' Group.

All three runs will depart from the Rex Bonar Club House, Railway Street, Ballymena with the 'A' group leaving at 10.00am sharp followed at five minute gaps by the intermediate group at 10.05am and finally the leisure group

Sign on will open from 9.00 am with an entry fee of £10.… Read more

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Banbridge CC’s Winter Training Open to All

 Banbridge Cycling CLub have started a series of winter training evenings. On Monday evenings they will have circuit claasses from 7.00pm -  8.00 pm in Banbridge Academy on the Lurgan Rd.

There will be spinning classes on Wednesday night at 8.45-9.45pm in Banbridge Leisure Centre

Both these classes are suitable for all levels, from absolute beginner upwards. Banbridge CC would welcome members from other local clubs or anyone with an interest in getting fit whether they are cyclists or not.

For further information contact Maurice Mayne phone 02840628454.

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Information Cycling Ulster Championship and Promoters Required

With the road racing season due to start in six weeks Cycling Ulster are calling on clubs to consider promoting one or more of the remaining Ulster Championships. Our championship events are always eagerly looked forward to by riders across disciplines, ages and genders.  Currently there are a few of our major champsionships not in the calendar. These include the Ulster RR, the Ulster Youth Championships, the Hill Climb and the Criterium.

To date the the following clubs have stepped up to the mark to promote some of our hotly contested time trials.… Read more


Upcoming Safeguarding Courses and Information – Updated

The Cycling Ulster database of Vetted Leaders has now been updated with new members added and all those members whose certificates have expired (ie anyone before 2012) have now been removed. If you wish to have your name added to the list of vetted Leaders please go to the Safeguarding link on the righhand side of this page and download the Enhanced Access NI form. All information  about completing the forms and where to send them as well as ID validation forms can also be found there.… Read more

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Looking for Something Different – Try T13

T13 Urban Sports Academy
Uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art and DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Park opposite Titanic Belfast. Pick up a BMX or skateboard, join a break dance or free running class, or just pop in and check out the live DJs and the amazing space and art galleries. There are lots of ways to get involved for people of all abilities including weekly club nights, group taster sessions or one-to-one tuition from the leading instructors in the country.… Read more

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