From the 1st of April applicants who are required to undergo an AccessNI check will be able to apply on-line and registered/umbrella body signatories can countersign applications on-line, using the Government’s NIDirect web-site www.nidirect.gov.uk/accessni .
AccessNI believe that these changes will benefit everyone, applicants, registered/umbrella bodies and AccessNI. AccessNI will, for example, be the first disclosure service in the UK to enable all applications to be made on-line.
The changes also help AccessNI to control costs and should therefore avoid the need for any further fee increase for the foreseeable future (volunteers remain free).… Read more
On Saturday and Sunday Lakeland CC will promote a two day stage race for A3 riders only. This event was pre-entry and is now full. The event is an ideal opportunity for A3's to test themselves on three stages over two days and to gain valuable points. Full details of the running order can be viewed below.
Lakeland 2 Day Race Routes and Timings.
Stage 1 Saturday Afternoon: Stage Start 1.00pm : Is a fairly flat stage starting from Share Centre the race is neutralized until after the second of the two bridges towards Derrylin.… Read more
Leisure cyclists are spoilt for choice this weekend with three sportives in varius parts of the province. We have the Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive on Saturday with Strule Wheelers' 'On the Rivet' ride on Sunday as well as the Sperrin Wheelers Spring Sportive. All details of these event below.
Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Saturday 18th April
The Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive is all set to roll out this Saturday for it’s third edition. This popular event organised by Donegal Bay Cycling Club offers all levels of cyclists a chance to take in the beautiful scenery of South Donegal.… Read more
The Tour of the Mournes opens for entry Friday 17th April at 7.30pm via Entry Central
This year sees the Tour of the Mournes re introduce A1 riders.The course will be the same as last year with 72miles of racing.This race is limited to 80 riders and receives PSNI support.
Marian Lamb… Read more
Caldwell Cycles's usual venue of Ballykelly Forest was unavailable this year due to tree felling which left event organiser Clive Caldwell the task of finding another venue to host a cross-country mountain bike event. Thankfully Lord Alan Brookeborough of Colebrooke Estate in Brookeborough County Fermanagh was happy to accommodate another race on his estate using more or less the same course as Lakeland CC had back in January of this year. … Read more
The Sperrins Outdoor Recreation Forum and Network will be holding an open network meeting on Tuesday 28th April in Broughderg Community Centre, 123 Broughderg Road, Mountfield, Omagh, County Tyrone BT79 8JN at 7.30pm.
The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation Forum is to provide a mechanism for interested parties to help to make the outdoors more accessible and enjoyable for outdoor recreation, in ways that address social, economic and environmental interests, and with regard to issues of particular local relevance.
At this open meeting the Forum will report on the work that they have undertaken in the past year and highlight some of the developments in outdoor recreation that have been happening in the Sperrins through the work of members of the Forum, Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership, the various clubs and governing bodies of sport and local councils.… Read more
The O'Leary Stone Kanturk 3 Day will take place from Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May, The May Bank Holiday weekend. There are races for all categories including Youth. This is a pre-entry event and the entry form can be downloaded at the end of this article.
Youth Events Sat. May 2nd: Sign-on 8.30-9.30 AM in Edel Quinn Hall
U12 (Curragh Circuit) Start 10.05am - Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U16 Start 10.00am - 2Laps Kanturk,Freemount,Newmarket,Kanturk. Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U14 Start 10.15am -1LAP
Stage 2 (TT): 1.30pm
U12 1st off - Start Ashgrove Renewables -
U14/16 Lombardstown Jnctn.… Read more
Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce details of this year's Ras na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th. We are also delighted to announce a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.
Already on the Cycling Ireland grant aided events list we are thrilled to have Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning to us as a sponsor and also the IVCA have come on board as joint title sponsor, a real example of the older members of our sport giving to the youngest members.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster Junior Training camp got under way on Friday night when ten Juniors arrived at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre in Donegal.
As soon as their parents were waved off the Juniors were introduced to their leaders for the weekend, Jason McHugh and Sean McFadden.
It was then time for a hearty supper of hot soup, bread, cold meats and salad. Gartan's Guardian, Mary Grace explained the house rules regarding behaviour, lights out and the centre's policy on alcohol and drugs. She then divided the Juniors into two groups for washing up duties - much to their surprise.… Read more
On Sunday 3rd May 2015, Clogher Valley Wheelers will be promoting the inaugural Clogher Valley GP in and around Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Two races will be on offer on the 15 mile course - a four lap race for A3 riders and a three lap event for A4 racers. This race is sure to sell out quickly as it will provide an opportunity for A3 and A4 riders to race over what is normally a closed weekend with the Tour of Ulster taking place.