Cycling Ulster

Gribbon and Rea Win At Bann Valley Classic

aaaThere were full fields for the Bann Valley Classic today which took to the roads around Clady and Inishrush in cold and blustery conditions.

First off were the A3′s who were given a three minute advantage over the small group of A2 riders. The large A3 bunch used their might to keep the A2′s at arms length for much of the six laps of the eight mile lumpy course.

The A3′s rode very aggressively determined to keep the A2′s away and for the first three laps the A2′s had only reduced the deficit by thirty seconds.

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Wallace Caldwell Gallery 2014

The Wallace Caldwell Memorial Road Race was won today by Adam Armstrong of Northern Dave Kane after a fantastic ride over the seventy mile course. His club-mate Fraser Duncan took second with Cormac Clarke of Newry Wheelers in third. These latter two had ridden a stormer to get back to the break and power their way through to take the podium places.

Also riding well today was Marcus Christie of the Sean Kelly squad, Mark Buchanan of North Pole and  James McMaster of Curran Racing.

For a few pictures of the event click ‘continue reading’.… Read more

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Armstrong Unbeatable in Wallace Caldwell 2014

aAdam Armstrong riding for Northern Dave Kane proved to be unstoppable today when he put down the hammer on the seventy mile race to take a solo win, over two minutes clear of the chasers.

There was a full field of riders today for the event promoted by Ballymena Chain Reaction and the race went from the gun with riders attempting to get away. There was a lot of activity in the bunch from early on. Lawrence Watson of Foyle CC was one of the riders who tried for an early break but was reeled in.… Read more


Lynch Takes Silver C2 Pursuit at Track World Championships

Colin Lynch won Silver in Men’s C2 3km Pursuit at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships, recording a blistering fast time of 3.43.423. In the Gold medal ride off he met reigning Paralympic Champion from China, Guihua Liang, who out powered him over the 3km race against the clock. Both tandems were competing in the 1km Time Trial, earlier this evening, where they finished outside the medals, with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storming to a new National Record in a time of 1.10.893.  Ireland’s Enda Smyth was also in action today, breaking the Irish Record in the Men’s C3 Pursuit in a time of 3.40.297, putting him in tenth place.… Read more

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On The Rivet Charity Cycle Celebrating John Mulligan

rivaOn Sunday 30th March The Mulligan family held On the Rivet Charity cycle celebrating John Mulligan from Drumragh Club rooms Omagh. All Proceeds went to Beacon House Omagh. Everyone was excited as they know they were cycling around local roads with the legend of cycling none other than Sean Kelly.

The atmosphere and Craic was fantastic as Sean mingled with everyone for photos and signings. The cycle consisted of a controlled 30/40 miles which saw a lot of newcomers taking up the challenge which was great to see.… Read more

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Errigal Youth Training Starts Well

aErrigal CC have been running Youth training sessions for a number of years. Last night was the start of the sessions for this year and was for beginners only. The club will run these every Wednesday night throughout the summer, in the Gweedore Industrial Estate at 7pm.

The training sessions will focus on basic bike skills and group riding. There was a good tuurnout for the first of these sessions and Rory Rushe who was acting as registrar to sign up the young riders was kept very busy.… Read more

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A4 Armagh Critrium Opens on Monday

Entry opens on Entry Central this Monday night 14th April 2014 at 8.00pm for the inaugural Clarke Decorate Armagh City Criterium.

Promoted by Orchard CC in conjunction with Armagh City and District Council this A4 only event will take place on Wednesday 7th May at 7.00pm as a prelude to the arrival of the Giro in Armagh a few days later.

Riders will race for 1 hour plus 3 laps over a 3km circuit that takes them past the Armagh Planterium and along the historic Mall East to finish outside the County Museum.… Read more

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Ulster Team TT Champs Opens for Entry Wednesday

On Tuesday, 6th May, Phoenix CC will again host the Ulster Team Time Trial Championships which will be held over the 25 mile course at Woodgreen.

This event takes place only a few days before the Giro Grande Partenza Team Time Trial on some of the roads that the pro’s will be riding on Stage 2. This event has been growing in popularity every year and should attract a large entry in this year of the Giro.

Sign-on will open at 6pm and close at 6.50pm with the first team starting at 7pm,  In order to facilitate an efficient sign-on, teams are encouraged to pre enter.… Read more

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Lots of Leisure Events this Weekend

There are quite a number of leisure events this coming weekend. Unfortunately I do not have full details on some of them so if the information is sent in I will update this post so please check back again.

Donegal Bay Spring Sportive promoted by Donegal Bay CC – Sunday 13th April

The Donegal Bay Spring Sportive returns for its second edition on Sunday April 13th and once again there are three scenic and challenging routes on offer. The routes are very similar to last year with some minor adjustments.… Read more

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Road Races this Weekend Plus Errigal Youth league

There are three races on off this weekend for adults and one for Youth with the continuatuon of the Errigal Youth League. Details of all events can be found below.

The Wallace Caldwell Memorial Saturday 12th April 2014
The Wallace Caldwell Memorial has attracted a full field from all over the country.  The recent winner of the Blair International – Red Hand Trophy, Fraser Duncan, will start as a heavily marked man but others in form are Sean McIntyre – Orchard CC, Daniel Stewart – Audi East Antrim CC and Ronan McLaughlin – Dig Deep Coaching. … Read more

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