Cycling Ulster

Phoenix GP Open for Entries on Wednesday

Phoenix CC are pleased to announce a generous sponsorship deal with Hewitt & Gilpin solicitors ensuring a spectacular prize fund for the opening weekend of the 2014 racing calendar.

This year the Phoenix GP will be held on Sunday 23th Feb. Pre-entry for this event will be via Entrycentral and will open at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5th Feb. The sign-on fee is £12 for everyone except juniors who pay £6.

As entry is on a first come, first served basis with a limit on the entries for each race, you are urged to submit your entry as soon as possible.… Read more


NITB Host Roadshows to Get Businesses Ready for the Giro d’Italia

The Giro d'Italia road race begins in Northern Ireland on 9 May. NITB are holding industry events in preparation for its arrival in your locality.

What is the Giro?
The Giro d'Italia is one of the cycling world's elite and iconic events held in the same esteem as the Tour de France. It commands a huge worldwide audience and it is coming to your area!

The start of the Giro d'Italia is rarely taken outside Italy and in 2014 Northern Ireland will host The Grande Partenza or 'Big Start' - a four day celebration of elite professional cycling with three competition stages visiting Belfast, the Causeway Coast and Armagh.… Read more

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Up Coming Safeguarding Courses

Cycling Ulster will be runnng a Safeguarding Awareness Course in the Arches Centre in Randalstown tomorrow night. The course was requested by Old Bleach CC who are becoming a very vibrant club in the area.

There will also be attendees from Castledawson CC. Cookstown CC, Spires CC, Ballymena CRC, Bann Valley and R5CA which is a nother new club based in the Kells area. There are only a few places left for this course so anyone interested should contact me on as soon as possible.… Read more

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Upcoming Reliability Trials

There are two Reliability Trials on this coming Sunday with East Antrim Audi taking riders up the coast while Island Wheelers stay closer to Lough Neagh. Full details are given below.

East Antrim RT Sunday 2nd February
On Sunday 2rd February East Antrim Audi CC  will be holding its annual Reliability Trial.

The event sign on will be at Carrickfergus Castle car park and will be open from 9am. The sign on fee will be £5 and there will be a food stop.

There will be two groups on the road on Sunday, the “A” group will be taking a longer route of approx.… Read more


Dinner and Cycle with Sean Kelly in Monaghan

Emyvale CC are hosting their annual dinner dance in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan, Saturday February 15th at 8pm and inviting everyone to come along. 4 course dinner & dancing on the night. Special guest will be Irish and world cycling legend Sean Kelly.

Born on May 24, 1956, Sean Kelly was the dominant classics rider in the 1980’s. Kelly began his professional career in 1977. He won almost every important race on the calendar except the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, and the World Championship Road Race. … Read more

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MTB For the Whole Family Sunday 2nd February

On Sunday 2nd February Lakeland CC will promote a day's mountain biking for the whole family starting off with an event for the very youngest members of the family when they take part in the balance bike race.

Following this there will be races for U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 boys and girls. After that it is time for the adults to get involved as there will be a woman's race and and A and B races for men.

All the action takes place in the Colebrook Estate in Brookeborough.… Read more


ClubmarkNI Information Evening – Belfast Wednesday 29th January

Sport NI are running a number of Information sessions throughout NI over the next few months, in order to promote awareness of Clubmark NI and the benefits it can provide to various sports clubs and governing bodies. They intend to run one  information sessions in each of the eleven local government consortia areas between now and the end of March.

The next scheduled session will be held in Falls Leisure Centre on Wednesday 29th January 2014 from 7-8.30 pm. This session will be targeted at sports clubs and governing bodies who are based within the Belfast City Council area. … Read more

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Volunteering for the Giro d’Italia Update

Giro-Start-2014_logoWe  have received  many emails from clubs regarding members wishing to volunteer for marshalling duties at the Giro d'Italia in May.

Some clubs had well over the three volunteers which we had originally asked for and found it hard to select the three. As I result I have been in consultation with Volunteer Now who will be delivering the marshall training in conjunction with Cycling Ulster.

It has been agreed to allow an increase in the allocation and to extend the deadline until this Friday 31st January.… Read more

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Congratulations to New A Grade Commissaires

Aidan Higgins of Carn Wheelers and Aaron Wallace of Banbridge CC have successfully completed and passed the tough up-grade A National commissaire course.

The course took place last weekend in Drogheda and was delivered by Jack Watson, Paul Waton and Gary McIlroy. The course certainly puts the comms through their paces and the test is not easy so it is a credit to Aaron and Aidan on passing this course.

The two lads now join the ranks of the A Grade Commissaires. Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate them on their achievement and wish them every success in the future.… Read more

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Apollo on the Up and Up

aThe hard working committee of Apollo Cycling Team took the club to a new level last night when their new club rooms were officially launched in Lurgan. The club rooms are situated in an enviable position in the middle of High Street one of the busiest thoroughfares in the town.

Craigavon Borough Council , which for many years has been proactive in promoting cycling and the benefits of riding a bike,  had been very supportive of the club in their endeavours to bring their plan for a dedicated club rooms to fruition.… Read more

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