Cycling Ulster

Kanturk 2015 Ulster Youth Report

aaA large contingent of Ulster youth riders trvelled to Kanturk to take part in the two day stage race. Due to the U16 time trial stage of this year’s Kanturk 2 day being used as a selection event for the European Youth Olympics the Ulster Youth Academy decided that no U16 teams should be entered. This gave an opportunity for the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy to bring an extended U14 development team which comprised of 6 boys and 5 girls.

Due to their birthdays Ellie Kelso and Sarah Elder qualified for the U12 category.… Read more


2016 Ulster Championships Now Open for Application

While it might seem very early the Executive of Cycling Ulster would like to hear from any clubs interested in promoting any of our Ulster Championships in 2016. We have a meeting in June and would like to be able to approve the events at that meeting in order to include them in 2016 calendar when it opens in September. This will allow the calendar co-ordinator to close off certain dates and allow club promoters to see when the Championships are on to avoid clashes.

With the growth of cycling and the increase in the number of clubs it is foreseen that 2016 will have  a very full calendar of events and clashes will be inevitable.… Read more


Register for ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive

Members of the Moy Square Wheels Cycling Club are getting ready for their inaugural ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive on Sunday 17th May starting from Armagh Rugby Club at 9.00am. To promote the event secretary Conal Hamill and Honorary President Joe McCool were suitably attired for their training run last Saturday under the beady eye of their coaches, Firery, Fancea O’Neill and Taut Teresa McAllister. All proceeds go directly to The Southern Area Hospice Services, so if you want to help this worthwhile cause and have fun whilst doing so please register at… Read more

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New Sponsor for Junior Tour and 2015 Routes Announced

aaFuture Of Junior Tour Saved By  Mel Sutcliffe
Alice Sherratt is delighted to announce that Mel Sutcliffe, CEO and Founder of Eurotrek Group, has secured the future of the prestigious Junior Tour of Ireland by signing up to a 6 year sponsorship deal involving a six figure sum. This is the second time that Mel Sutcliffe and Eurotrek have stepped in to support the event, having previously sponsored the tour during 2002/2003.

Mel was a Junior Cyclist when he started in business. Eurotrek Group is Ireland’s largest wholesale distributor of bicycles and is sole distributor of major bicycle brands such as Scott, Raleigh and Felt.… Read more


Phoenix Make it 1, 2 at Armagh Crit

aIt was a good night for Phoenix riders at the Orchard Shelbourne CC promoted Armagh City Criterium this evening. The race was run over a 3km circuit starting at the East side of the Mall. There was a large field for this A4 only criterium and it was obvious that there was enthusiasm for this type of racing.

The riders were completing each lap in just under four minutes although this time grew less as the race neared conclusion. While there there were no real break aways a number of riders were noticed for their aggressive riding at the front of the bunch.… Read more

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Off-road – news and previews

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Ulster off-road riders as they competed both in Ireland and across the water, in cross-country, enduro and downhill. Looking ahead over the next few weeks there are plenty of events to keep the riders occupied with more enduro, cross-country, downhill and even a cross-country marathon.… Read more


National Time Trial Route Details Revealed + Test TT

omaDetails of this year's National Championship time trial course were revealed by Race Director Stevie McKenna at the recent launch event in Omagh. The course, which is based on a single 23 mile loop, breaks from traditional flat routes and features a challenging and hilly profile with almost 1000ft of climbing.

McKenna said it’s going to be one to remember, “The course is a World's style course and it will certainly remove the predictability of flat out and back courses. It throws a bit of everything at the rider, but the first half will be the decisive element with a lot of hilly tough terrain.… Read more


Dunloy Races Open for Entry Tonight

Dunloy CC will be promoting three open races on Sunday 31st May 2015 and pre-entry will open on Entry Central tonight at 9.00pm. This is an exciting development for the club and they hope to provide a great day's racing for all the competitors and an exciting spectacle for all the spectators. The circuit includes the tough Millbrae climb on each lap so each race will provide a worthy winner.

The first race of the day will be the A3/junior race which will be over three laps of a tough course covering 54 miles in
total.… Read more

05/05/2015 Ulster 25m Team TT Championships Woodgreen

aGold for Cookstown and Phoenix at Team TT
Thirteen teams lined up in very blustery conditions to compete in the Ulster team Time Trial Championships. The weather all day had been very inclement with heavy downpours of rain which may have caused other teams to stay away as normally this event attracts over twenty teams. However the night remained dry but very windy and cold for the hardy competitors who lined up to race against the clock in the hope of winning an Ulster Championship medal.… Read more


Great Leisure Events This Weekend

Poison Glen Tour Sunday 10th May
The 2015 Four Masters Poison Glen Tour is set to take to the roads of Donegal on Sunday 10th May. The 78 mile course will take the same route as last year with a feed station at An Chuirt Hotel in Dunlewy. There will also be a shorter route available of approximately 60 miles that cuts out the Muckish Gap climb.

Cycling through Glenveagh National Park and the Poison Glen, this is a must do tour for all cyclists who appreciate the scenic beauty that Donegal has to offer or those who just enjoy a challenging cycle.… Read more

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