Cycling Ulster
10Nov/140

2015 Cycling Ireland Membership Season Open Today

Cycling Ireland are pleased to announce that The 2015 Membership Season will open today, Monday, 10th November 2014. To ensure your members get the best online experience during their application process, we would be grateful if you would address the following steps as soon as is convenient for you:

1. Can you please affiliate your club as soon as possible after your club’s AGM for the following reasons;
a) It’s cheaper (as you know, it gets more expensive after 1st January 2015)
b) The correct officials will be communicated with from the start and included in the Yearbook (cut off point 30th November 2014)
c) Your members will only receive their actual licence after you affiliate.… Read more

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10Nov/140

Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn

Sport NI are running a Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex on Thursday 13th November at 7.30 pm in the Lagan Room.

This meeting is for any sports clubs in the Lisburn City Council and surrounding areas who may be interested registering for Clubmark or even learning more about the scheme and about how it could help their local sports club. The format of the evening will be a 30 minute presentation by Declan Steele of SportNI followed by a short Q &  A session where clubs will have the opportunity to ask specific questions on Clubmark NI and the processes involved in gaining accreditation.… Read more

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9Nov/140

Crash in Omnium Forces Irvine Out of First World Cup of the Season

Martyn Irvine suffered a blow in last night's opening event in the Men's Omnium when a six bike pile up in the Scratch Race forced the World Champion out of the event with a broken collar bone. Competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Irish man was racing in the closing laps of the scratch race when the crash forced three riders out of the competition. With this being the first World Cup of the season, and the second qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games, this forced withdrawal denies Irvine valuable qualifying points for Rio.… Read more

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8Nov/140

Missing Cycling Ulster Radios – Please Check

Cycling Ulster Executive is seeking your help in tracing a number  of radios belonging to Cycling Ulster which unfortunately have not been returned from various races. We would urge all race promoters and marshalls who may have used radios to check their cars, under seats and in any boxes containing race equipment. The hand held radios can easily be lost under car seats as this has happened many times in the past.

The biggest problem is often getting radios from an ambulance which has gone to a hospital following a crash.… Read more

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7Nov/140

Ambergreen Tour of Ulster Launched

amCycling enthusiasts will relive the legacy of the Giro d'Italia in May 2015 as teams from across Europe will take to the Northern Ireland roads for the 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster' - one of Ireland's longest established races.

The race, which was established in 1957 and is embedded in the local racing calendar, is attracting riders from Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Holland, GB and Ireland.

Launched on Tuesday (NOV 4) outside Stormont, The 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster' will see cyclists compete for the coveted pink jersey of the race leader yet again as they compete through the four stage route.… Read more

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6Nov/140

Track Commissaire Course

Paul-Watson-150x150The National Track Commission has arranged for a training course for potential Track Commissaires.

The dates for the course are 6th and 7th December. The times for the course are: from 10 am on the Saturday until 5 pm and 10 am on the Sunday until 4am.  At the end of the course there will be a one hour written exam.

The venue is the Pavilion at Sundrive Velodrome.

The course will be run only if there are sufficient candidates so please register early if you are interested.… Read more

6Nov/140

Amy’s Epic – We were known as “The Crazies”

13Barcelona to Anglet 1st – 7th September

8 o’clock starts and heat into low 30s it was almost like a holiday when Amy reached the Pyrenees. Yet she still had 800km+ to cycle with 21 cols and 18,300m+ to climb. The Pyrenees were wilder than the Alps and that came mostly in the form of animals on the road. Most of the animals were negotiated around but when a horse decided to cross paths with the Lantern Rouge (a Triple Crown rider) on a descent there was an acrobatic summersault over the horse with the rider coming away worse off.… Read more

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6Nov/140

Winter Training, Foam Rollers and Egg and Sausage Sandwiches

aOver 50 female cyclists from across Ulster gathered at Podium4Sport sports superstore to attend a winter training evening organised by Women’s Cycling Ulster (WCU). (www.facebook.com/Podium4Sport)

Those in attendance were welcomed in from the cold with a goody bag, hot tea, home made scones and shortbread kindly provided by the Podium4Sport team.

Before the event there was some time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The event allowed those who are new to the sport or are thinking of joining a club to meet other female cyclists who were encouraging them to try a club run or simply join “social spins” to a local coffee shop or pub!… Read more

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5Nov/140

Amy’s Epic Part 2 – Race to the Sun

Geneva to Nice

aaAfter 7 stages across the Dolomites and the Swiss Alps, during which Amy cycled over 20,000m, 17 cols and over 900km. Amy says goodbye to the familiar faces she befriended over the week and hello to the new faces.

After the cool and early starts from the last week the Alps were warmer (slightly) and a little later start times. On registration day of the Alps there was a 9km TT alongside the Lake Geneva as the prologue before Stage 1.

A good spin of the legs to leave behind the Dolomites...but how were the legs we asked Amy at this point of the race?… Read more

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5Nov/140

Ulster Junior Tour Fundraiser – Entries Open

The Junior Tour Ulster Sportive will take place on Saturday 7th February (subject to Cycling Ireland approval) and will be promoted by cChurch Island Cycling. The head quarters will be in Bellaghy GAC where changing and shower facilities will be available. There will be two routes. Route one will be 30 miles and will be marked in yellow, both on the road and sign posts. This is ideal for Youth and novice cyclists. The second route will be 75 miles and will take in some beautiful scenery on the North Derry coast.It will be a challenging route and will be marked in Red.… Read more

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