Cycling Ulster

Expressions of Interest Required Sainsbury`s School Games

Expressions of interest are sought from Youth riders (Boys & Girls) interested in being considered for selection for the Sainsbury School Game and Inter-Regional Competitions. All events will take place within a short space of time of each other at the end of the Summer.

Currently all that we require is that riders interested in being considered for any or all of the Games mentioned below contact us expressing initial interest. Further criteria will be issued later.

Currently Cycling Ulster has not decided if all the events will be targeted this year.… Read more


Tour of the Mournes Update

The Tour of the Mournes has been heavily oversubscibed this year. If any riders cannot ride the Tour of Mournes on Sunday 6th April can they please let the race organisers know as soon as possible.There is a huge demand for this race with over 120 people entering.

Riders please contact drewmckinley at

Please note riders may not swap with teammates as there is a reserve list in place.

This year will see a few changes to the normal route which will see the riders battle over 72 miles with over 1000m in elevation to be completed in and around the Mournes.… Read more


Spirit Bikes First of English Teams for Tour of the North

jackSpirit Bikes Racing Team are the first of the English teams confirmed for the Tour of the North which s due to to take place over the Easter Bank Holiday. Spirit Bikes are based in Aylesbury in England and are linked to the Spirit Bikes Bike shop.

The team is a mixture of youth and experience and all the riders have quality palmares. A short piece on each riders follows below.

Jack Waller
Jack’s experience of racing in Belgium as a junior means that he is good at riding in the bunch, ensuring he stays out the wind and saves his energy for the critical parts of the race. … Read more

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Sustrans Active School Travel Programme

The Sustrans Active School Travel Programme is an exciting initiative for schools who wish to see more of their children choosing an active journey to school. Increasing the number of children who regularly walk, cycle or scoot to school has a number of benefits including increased physical activity levels amongst young people, reduced congestion around schools and increased road safety awareness.

Cycling Ulster would encourage any of our members who are teachers or indeed parents to bring this initiative to the attention of their schools. It is important that we get the message out there about being active.… Read more


Irish Team Named for Tour of the North

Preparations are well underway for this Year's Tour of the North and competition to get places has been fierce. However one team which has been confirmed is the Cycling Ireland Junior Team. Cycling Ireland has just announced the team officially today.  The named squad are  Eddie Dunbar, Mark Downey, Dylan O'Brien, Michael O'Loughlin and Stephen Shanahan.  The team will be managed by  Neil Delahaye. This is a very strong team and all the riders have shown their promise in races last season.

The 2014 Tour of the North will be based mainly in the Ballymena area and other changes include the dropping of the traditional Friday night hill climb stage at Stormont.… Read more


The Quayside Maiden City Crit Opens Friday

The Quayside Maiden City Crit which takes place on Tuesday 10th June will be going live for pre-entry on this coming Friday night at 6.00pm on Entry Central. After the huge success of last year's event in and around the walled city taking on the famous climb of Ship Quay Street where Glen Kinning stormed to victory the race will be back with more action adding in a separate A4 race on the same circuit .

Racing on Tuesday 10th June will begin at 7 with the A4 race of 20 minutes and 2 laps followed by the main race of A* , A1-2-3's 50 minutes and 2 laps.… Read more


What’s on this Weekend for Leisure Cyclists

glenPoison Glen Tour Sunday 30th March
The 2014 Four Masters Poison Glen Tour is set to take to the roads of Donegal this weekend on Sunday 30th March. The 78 mile course will take the same route as last year with a feed station at An Chuirt Hotel in Dunlewy. There will also be a shorter 60 mile route available that cuts out the difficult Muckish Gap climb.

Cycling through Glenveagh National Park and the Poison Glen, this is a must do tour for all cyclists who appreciate the scenic beauty that Donegal has to offer or those who enjoy a cycling challenge.… Read more

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Shannon Romps to Victory in Maghera

blinglogo3It was bright and breezy day this Sunday in Maghera for the Women's and Masters' combined Carn Classic road race. This was the 5th round of the Bling Bike Kit Ulster Women's Road Race League with 12 women signed up the race in Maghera. A large number of Ulster clubs were represented.

The pace was quick from the off with the masters dictating the pace of the race with a few initial efforts to sprint off the front but they were quickly reeled in by the large group chasing behind.… Read more


Road Races this Weekend

CicliSport GP Saturday 29th March
On Saturday East Tyrone will run a full programme of races including Youth racing for the Under 14's and Under 16's.

The U16's will complete three laps of the 9.4 mile circuit while the Under 14's will do two laps. Sign-on for these events is at the Loup GAC club from 9.00am - 9.30am with the racing starting at 10.00am.

East Tyrone will alsp promote a race for Women and Masters at the same time. They will complete three laps of the circuit.… Read more


Two More Pre-Entry Events

Sizzler's Wine Bar Bann Valley Classic Opens Wednesday for Pre-entry
The Sizzler's Wine Bar Bann Valley Classic which is due to take place on Sunday 13th April will open for pre-entry this coming Wednesday at The event Headquarters is Clady Hall in Portglenone. There will be two races on offer namely an A4 only race and an A2/A3 event. Both of these are likely to sell out quickly. The A2/A3 race is 80km while the A4 race will be 65km. Entry will be at
Both races start at 2.00pm and the entry fee is £12.… Read more

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