Cycling Ulster

Leisure Events this Week – Lions8 Added

There are lots of events to chose from this week around Ulster if you fancy heading out on your bike with like-minded souls from different clubs.

Kilbride Charity Cycle Saturday 6th June
Kilbride Cyclists Charity Cycle this year will take place on Saturday 6th June. Leaving Kilbride Presbyterian Church BT390SD at 9.30am. Sign will be open from 8.00am. Registration fee is £20 and can be done on the day or at Entry CentralAll proceeds of the day will be going to two nominated charities namely Christian Aid and Friends in Action.This year there will be two routes on offer, a 45km and the usual 90km route.The  90km route around County Antrim has a few inclines and takes a break in Glenarm for refreshments.… Read more

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Reminder – Maiden City Crit Tuesday 9th June

SEAT SUPER 7In its 3rd year of operation,  the Maiden City Criterium is run around the iconic walled city of Derry/Londonderry on Tuesday June 09 and features the climb of Shipquay St through the gates of the city.

The A*, A1, A2, A3, junior, race is part of the SEAT Crit series of 7 races held round N Ireland during the summer of 2015. An A4 race will start the evening events at 7p.m. sharp on the same course as the above. The A*, A1, A2, A3 will start immediately after the A4 race.… Read more


Reminder – Bangor Coastal Challenge 21st June

On Sunday the 21st June North Down CC will be running their 14th promotion of the very popular Bangor Coastal Charity Cycle. This event raises much needed money for charities and you can be assured that all of your money will go to support the chosen charities.

This year the Coastal Challenge is supporting the local north down chapters of The Samaritans, The St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army.

The Bangor Coastal Challenge is a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch.… Read more

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Ards Town Centre Races Opens for Entry Thursday

SEAT SUPER 7Ards Town Centre Races Wednesday 17th June
Ards Cycling Club promotes their annual Town Centre races on Wednesday 17th June 2015. The main A*, A1, A2, A3, junior race is the 4th race in the new SEAT SUPER 7 SERIES. As in previous years, there will be a series of races on the night catering for all ages. The Seat Super 7 will be the final race of the evening.

The senior races will go live on Entry Central on Thursday 4th June at 7:30pm.  

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Competitive Events this Week

There is another busy week ahead with four time trials, a stage race in Donegal and closed circuit racing at Bishopscourt for all categories.

Jimmy Devlin '10' - Woodgreen - Tuesday 2nd June
Tonight Phoenix CC promote the Jimmy Devlin Memorial ten mile trial on the Woodgreen course. Sign-on if from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. Riders who have pre-registered will be set off first in the order of registration. Riders may sign-on in the night but will be set off after the other riders.… Read more


24/05/2015 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 2

Round 2 of the EMS6 league took place at a very windy Toome on Sunday 24th. Riders were greeted with similar conditions to round 1, blustery crosswinds on the exposed parts, but generally a very strong headwind on the longer outward leg, and a fast 30mph average run home. It didn't put many off though with a huge field of 77 riders signing on, what numbers we will have on a warm evening on a fast course I can't imagine, though to be honest I'll just be glad to see a warm evening and a fast course.… Read more


Ras Dhun na nGall Returns to South- West Donegal

With club cycling very visible around Donegal and local riders becoming well known, the showpiece Ras Dhun na nGall is taking to the roads around Ardara over the coming weekend. Sponsored by the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, this exciting and colorful stage race will see 180 of the country's best young riders take on some of Ireland's most difficult cycling terrain. Riders from the Four Masters CC, Errigal CC, AAA Cycling, Strabane- Lifford CC and Tir Chonaill Gap CC will race against some of the top up- and- coming riders hoping to make the Ireland team, as well as established riders competing for the love of the sport.… Read more


Rain, Hail and Sleet for Dunloy Races

aA mixed bag of weather greeted the hardy souls who turned up today for the inaugural Dunloy Races promoted by Dunloy CC.  First off were the  A3's who were to complete three laps of the eighteen mile circuit.

The course took the riders from  Dunloy to Finvoy, Killagan, Dunloy with the tough climb of Millbrae on each lap and it was this climb that was to be the doing or undoing of many riders in all of the three races promoted by the club.

By the time the race reached the climb on the first lap a group of riders had broken free of the peloton and this proved to be a dangerous break as it included some strong young riders.… Read more


31/05/2015 National TT Test Event

On what can only be described as a wet and windy last day of May, Omagh Wheelers promoted their test event for the National time trial championships over  a tough circuit. This was not the usual out and back fairly flat circuit so beloved by true testers but more of a rolly challenging World's type course.

Almost fifty riders turned up to try out the course and get a feel for it. There were also a number of tandems pairings in contention and handcyclists who did a slightly shorter route.… Read more


Duncan Takes Redhand Trophy Again

aBangor man Fraser Duncan (Team Asea) won the prestigious Red Hand Trophy today in Broughshane County Antrim. Duncan, who won this race last year, was best in a four man sprint to the line, after the hilly 110 kilometre loop in the Glens of Antrim.Daniel Stewart (Phoenix CC) was second with Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles) third and Ali McAuley(Team Asea) fourth.

The leading four riders are all in good form just one week after they finished the 8 Day An Post Rás.Glen Kinning (Kinning Cycles) led in a chasing group of nine riders 44 seconds later for fifth place with another Rás finisher David Watson (North Down) 6th.… Read more

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