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
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 7.pm. 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 www.entrycentral.com
Both races start at 2.00pm and the entry fee is £12.… Read more
The Belfast Cycle Challenge: 24 March - 13 April 2014
The Belfast Cycle Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage your colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes on offer to tempt your team; from cinema tickets, a bike to cycling gear to support your cycle journeys.
How it works
It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more? Belfast businesses will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike between Monday 24 March and Sunday 13 April.… Read more
The Swift Restaurant, situated beside the Carrickfergus Castle in County Antrim, is one of the businesses looking to embrace the cycling race by hosting an Italian-themed weekend.
The Swift have set up a strategic partnership with Carrickfergus-based cycling club Team Madigan and Madigan Cycles to organise gourmet suppers, Italian promotions, a family fun day and painting an entire room pink to link with the iconic pink leader jersey of the Giro D’Italia.… Read more
Carn Wheelers promoted a feast of racing today when their annual Carn Classic road races got underway. First off were the A3 riders who were champing at the bit to tackle the lumpy fourteen mile course from Maghera through Hillhead, Bellaghy and Gulladuff. There was a large A3 bunch and they were given a three minute handicap over the A1's and 2's.
By the time they had completed the first lap the scratch group had halved the handicap and looked as if they would soon join the A3 bunch.… Read more
The David McCall sponsored Youth Reliability Trial took place today in Crumlin promoted by Maryland Wheelers. The event, which was originally organised by Colin Hughes , former chair of the Ulster Youth Commssion and supported by the David McCall Foundation has now become a traditional event in the Youth Calendar. Such is its popularity that today there was unprecedented crowd of young riders present many travelling from as far away as Donegal. Many thanks to everyone who came along to make this a great day.
Phil Holland , Chairman of the David McCall Foundation had this to say,
"The David McCall foundation Youth Reliability Trial this year gave me some sleepless nights I can tell you, after having to cancel due to snow last year the weather forecasters predicted a frosty start and then a wet outlook for the rest of our day, but hey what do they know.
The Decathlon B’Twin Tour of Ards took to the roads today with a full field of riders many of whom were past winners of the event. Among these were Adam Armstrong and Fraser Duncan of the Northern Dave Kane outfit, Peter Hawkins of Madison Genis and last year’s winner James McMaster of Curran Racing.
With over sixty miles of racing on a slightly changed circuit this classic race went from the gun. Covering over sixty miles of relatively flat roads the early pace was high but the main bunch stayed together but by the time the race swung inward towards Carrowdore, a change from the normal route, spilts had started to occur.… Read more
Women’s Cycling Ulster is delighted to announce our next event, which will be held on Friday 4th April at 7pm. We are very grateful to Cleaver Fulton Rankin, who have very kindly donated light refreshments and the use of their premises for the evening.
We will be joined by guest speaker, Khara Mills of FitNaturally.co.uk. Khara is one of the most enthusiastic people about healthy eating that you will meet! She very much supports fitnaturally's ethos of eating delicious, natural foods and using the natural environment for training and exercise.… Read more
Cycling Ireland has provided two PDF calendars listing youth events. There is a calendar for road competitive events and another for the Leisure events.
Cycling Ireland apologise for the glitch in the system which meant that the Youth events did not transfer across to the handbook. The company appreciate that this has made it difficult for parents and young riders to plan their programme for the year.
It is hoped that these calendars will therefore be useful to all concerned.
Please Note the following changes. There may be others of which I am unaware
- Youth Races listed for the Beggs/McGreevy Races on the 5th April will not now take place to avoid a clash with Rás na nOg.
The Wallace Caldwell Memorial on 12th April is the second classic road race for Ballymena Road Club - Chain Reaction of the 2014 season. After a successful Blair International - Red Hand Trophy which had a top quality field and produced very worthy winner in Northern CC's Fraser Duncan, we are very much looking forward to laying on another epic day’s racing in another of Ulster's classic one day events.
The course comprises of an opening 25 mile of rolling roads followed by two major climbs and then a fast run along the banks of the River Bann, back to the finish in Galgorm just outside Wrightbus.… Read more