Cycling Ulster

Enter Now For Tour of South Derry

Carn Wheelers are glad to announce that they will be running their charity cycle event -  the Tour of South Derry (ToSD) on Sunday, 12th October 2014. The event raises money for McMillan Cancer Care, and to date, the ToSD has raised over £37K for this very worthwhile charity. As per previous years, there will be a 50 mile route, plus a shorter 37 mile route, which bypasses the hills around Draperstown and Maghera.

The entry fee for both events is £15 and includes tea/coffee,event T-shirt, shower facilities, free car parking and refreshments during and after the cycle. … Read more

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Apollo Kick-off the CX Season in Style

aIt was a return to Lurgan Park for the first round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross season 2014 hosted by Apollo Cycling Team on Sunday 5 October.  Only the Friday before race day had seen any significant rain on the park after 6 weeks of dry weather.

The park was in super condition with vibrant autumn colours which saw the venue full of walkers, children playing and, of course, cyclists.

A special thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for allowing the use of the park and to the park staff for their support.… Read more


Cavan Clubs Celebrate Successful Year

aThere was a great sense of camaraderie and 'bonhomie' in the Cavan Rugby Club at Smellon Park on Friday night when the five Cavan cycling teams came together to celebrate the end of their first inter club league.

Six years ago we lamented the fact that Cavan was the only Ulster county without a cycling club.

A year later, when the Cycling Ireland AGM was held in Cavan, it was a contingent from the newly formed Breffni Wheelers which lead participants out on an early morning ride.… Read more

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Weekend Leisure Events

Hope Builders Charity Cycle Saturday 4th October
Dromara Cycling Club member Noel Gibson is heading off in January 2015 for two weeks as part of “Hope Builders” which is a direct action side to the charity “Fields of Life”.  He is heading off with a party of 45 to Uganda to help build schools etc.   Those who are going are asked to raise funds to help buy the land and the materials that are needed.

To help raise funds for this worthwhile charity, Noel is holding a leisure cycle on Saturday 4th October 2014. … Read more

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Coping with Cycle Training and School Work for Female Cyclists

The Training Day has been organised by the Irish Women's Commission and the goal for the taining day is to give girls the tools they need  to allow them to continue with their bike riding while studying for their leaving Certs/GCSE's/A Levels and still gain good exam results.

The Programme for the day will be a morning Ride with National Champion Fiona Meade and Junior Women's Coach Orla Hendron along with other Coaches from the Women's Commission. This will be followed by lunch in the Green isle Hotel.… Read more


Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014 launches this Sunday

Round 1 of the 2014 Ulster cyclo-cross series begins this weekend at Lurgan Park hosted by Apollo CT. The park has had a long tradition of cross races and is in great condition after the recent dry spell. As well as the cyclo-cross races for men and women there will be the full range of support races for those on mountain bikes for all age groups starting with the Under 6s. This season we have the ChainReaction Cycles Store on board as the overall series sponsor and will be involved in delivering an 'event package' to various rounds.… Read more


Highs and Lows for Ulster’s Youth at Inter-Regional Road

aaThe 2014 UK Inter-Regional Road Championships will go down as Ulster`s most successful participation so far in these competitions, but is unfortunately balanced somewhat by the spills a couple of our riders were involved in over the course of the 3-day competition.

The entire concept is an excellent one devised by British Cycling to bring together the 12 British Cycling regions, with Ulster included to make 13 teams comprising 4 Boys and 4 Girls. Each year there is a UK School Games, a multi-sport competition largely mirroring the Olympics, and dependent on the venue, will determine the discipline of the Cycling within the `Games.… Read more


Ulster squad performs strongly at the Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships

The Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships took place over the weekend of the 19-21 September 2014. The competition was open to youth riders aged 16 or under to compete against 13 other UK regions. The three day competition was based at Hadleigh Farm in Essex where the 2012 Olympic MTB event was held. The Ulster squad for this year consisted of four riders: Adam Duff, Calvin Moore, Cameron McIntyre and John Buller. … Read more

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CX Training Day 2014 Picture Gallery

The Off road Commission Chair, Martin Grimley, ably assisted by Lisa Millar of the Ulster Women's Association gave an excellent training day on Sunday to help provide new comers with some of the skills of cyclocross.

The day was well attended and the pictures below will give you some idea of the skills delivered.

All pictures by Marian Lamb.

All galleries can also be accessed via the Gallery Button on the right hand side of the Main page.… Read more


Value For Money At CX Training Day

aFrom Clones to Limavady and Derry, Dublin and Belfast, would be CXer's turned out in good numbers on Sunday to Lurgan Park.

They were there to get a taste of what this discipline of cycling is all about and Martin Grimley and Lisa Millar were certainly about to  put the riders through their paces.

However before it all got started lunch was the order of the day with freshly prepared wraps made to order by Lisa and Kayla. With lots ot tea and coffee also on offer it was a pleasant way to start off considering the distance many of the participants had travelled.… Read more

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