Cycling Ulster

Record Concludes Successful Week For Ireland at Grenchen

Lydia Boylan broke her own National 500m Time Trial Record in the Omnium as five Irish riders completed a successful week of racing at the European Track Championships in Grenchen.

Boylan began day two of the Women's Omnium in 16th place with three of the six races remaining and she moved up a place with a new national record in the 500m Time Trial, eclipsing the mark she set at the Revolution Event in Derby, England last month.

Her 36.628s effort shaved .147s off her previous best on her way to ninth and she topped that with eighth in the race five Flying Lap, her 14.589s helping her rise to 14th in the event ahead of the final Points Race.… Read more

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Ciaran McKenna To Run for CI President

Ciaran McKenna is one of three candidates currently running for the role of President of Cycling Ireland. Please read below what he has to offer.

I am writing to you to inform you of my intention to run for the position of President to Cycling Ireland in the upcoming AGM on November 7th 2015. I would like to outline some priorities below that I feel would improve the effectiveness of Cycling Ireland If elected to the role of President of Cycling Ireland. I would hope that your club will vote for me on the basis of my experience of 35 years in the sport.… Read more

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Nominations Open for Ulster Club of the Year 2015

Nominations are now open for Cycling Ulster Club of the Year 2015. This is a very important accolade for clubs to receive as it is recognition, by those outside the club, of what the club has done in a year and the hard work of its volunteers.

All nominations should be emailed to me at before Friday 30th October. These nominations will then be passed on to the new Cycling Ulster Executive who will make a decision, at their first meeting, on how to select the winner.… Read more

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Mitchell in Running for President`s Role.

president 1Well known Cycling Ulster volunteer, Anthony Mitchell, has today announced his intention to stand for the position of Cycling Ireland President at the forthcoming AGM in Dublin on Saturday 7th November. Anthony has been an active cyclist for nearly 40 years....winning a few awards at provincial and national level along the way.

Like so many of us with a passion for our sport, he got roped into taking on jobs in his club, and through the administration side of the sport he has held numerous volunteer posts at Club, Provincial and National level.… Read more

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New Bike Store for Bangor

3Today sees the opening of Ulster`s newest Bike emporium; the `BikeHouse` in Bangor, County Down. Home to one of the biggest cycling clubs in the province, and host of the Coastal Challenge, one of the longest standing annual Leisure events on the Ulster Calendar, Bangor is a hotbed for cycling and cycling talent.

This new venture; a combined Bike and Coffee shop is the work of three prominent local cyclists combining a wealth of experience.

Former National Time Trial champion Declan McMackin, Mark Irvine and 2014 Commonwealth Games rider Fraser Duncan are opening up today, catering for all ages and tastes in Cycling, whether it be a balance bike for the smallest member of the family, clothing or lights for the dark nights ahead or some full-carbon exotica for the racing enthusiast, the Bike House can cater for all.… Read more

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Closing Date for 2016 Event Applications 31st October

The Cycling Ireland Event Application process is now open for both lesiure and competitive events for 2016. It is vital that your club list their event now or you could find that all suitable dates have been taken  All club secretaries will have been informed of the process and how to enter their events online.  The calendar co-ordinator for Ulster is Anthony Mitchell and he will begin the approval process after the 31st October.

We also need clubs to submit their applictions now for any championship events they wish to run so that these dates can be closed off to other competitive events in the same discipline.… Read more

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Irish Squad for European Track Championships

A 13-strong Irish squad is putting the finishing touches on its preparations for this week's European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland. Seven women and six men have been selected to take part in a range of events over the five days of the championships including all the individual and team endurance events as well as selected sprint events.

The meeting kicks off in the 250m Swiss velodrome tomorrow evening where Team Ireland will ride in the qualifying rounds of the men's and women's four-kilometre Team Pursuit.… Read more

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CI President Comes to Belfast for New Woman Only CX Event

aaTomorrow, Sunday, Phoenix CC will be promoting their CX event in Lady Dixon Park, a venue which has been used for the past number of years and always promises exciting racing both for spectators and participants.

In a move away from the norm of Ulster CX events, Phoenix CC took the decision not to host an MTB support race for men but to run a women only CX  and a women only MTB support race instead. This is the first time in the history of Irish cyclocross that women have had their own, completely separate event and to mark the occasion Phoenix CC will presenting a special perpetual trophy - the Phoenix CC Cyclocross Trofee.… Read more


Sunshine for the start of the 2015 Ulster Cyclo-cross series

The 2015 Ulster Cyclo-cross series kicked off at Lurgan Park on Sunday 4 October 2015.  The park was looking fantastic in the bright, warm, autumn sunlight and was busiling with people from early morning.  The hardworking volunteers from Apollo Cycling Team were on site from 7 am setting up the course.  With so much dry weather lately the grass was very dry and very fast.  Definitely not the usual weather for cyclo-cross racing.  This year there had been rumours of lots more cyclo-cross bicycles having been purchased and a general buzz about the event which has been building up over the last few years.  … Read more


End Bullying in Sport – What Can Your Club Do?

Anti-Bullying Week 2015 will take place on the week beginning Monday 16 November. While we would all love to think that young people who come into our clubs are safe from all forms of bullying, unfortunately that is not always the case and we have to be vigilant and understand all the different types of bullying.

Bullying behaviour is currently defined as "repeated use of power, by one or more persons, intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others".… Read more

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