Sunday 26th May Over the Quoile and Sperrin Sportive Leisure Events
This Sunday sees two excellent leisure events taking to the roads in Ulster both of which take in very scenic routes. You can pre-enter both events and details as to how to do this will follow.
Sunday 26th May – Over the Quoile Promoted by La Lanterne Rouge
This event has two routes on offer – a 45 mile route and a longer 75 mile route for the more adventurous, Both leave from Loughinisland GAA club.… Read more
The Emyvale GP promoted by Emyvale McQuaid Tyres saw a full complement of races for all categories.
A few pictures of the various events by Marian Lamb can be viewed by clicking ‘continue reading’. All pictures should be credited to the photographer if reproduced
There was racing for all categories today at Tydavnet when Emyvale CC promoted their annual Emyvale GP. First into the fray were the Youth riders who faced a different circuit from normal as ongoing roadworks had closed a number of roads in the area.
Due to some confusion because of the change of route the U14 and U16 race required a restart. Ciara Doogan of Errigal, who has recently been named on the European Youth Olympic team, took the win by over two minutes.
Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone had to be content with second on this occasion with Ethan Fleville of Clann Eireann taking an excellent third position.… Read more
In what could only be described as horrendous conditions only half of those who had pre-entered signed on for the second stage in the A4 Rás Loughgiel promoted by Duffin Transport and sponsored by Clinivet.
With the crashes on Friday evening’s stage some riders would have been experiencing soreness and stiffness while others were nursing sick bikes. Others may have decided that a warm bed was much more preferable to signing on for misery so only forty riders powered through the time trial.
It was a good ride for Kings Moss rider, Derek Ferguson, who topped the results with a 7.44 – only one second ahead of Bann Valley’s Gerard McNally and some eight seconds faster than third place man Luke Hylands of Keevan CC, the relatively unknown newcomer who entered the stage wearing the leader’s yellow Jersey.… Read more
The Clinivet Ras Loughgiel got underway on Friday evening in what was perfect weather conditions for the opening stage.
A bright sunshine evening with little winds made a welcome change for riders who have been subject from less than ideal conditions all year as we approach the end of May.
Riders from TVR, Carn Wheelers and Phoenix dominated the starting lining up with each having over 6 riders in their starting line up. Could this have been a sign of what’s to come – we will find out on Saturday.… Read more
The county town of Omagh is the place to be this July for the best A4 racing cyclists across Ireland. On Friday night, Omagh Wheelers CC launched the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3-day cycle race, which takes place from 26-28th July. Despite entering only it’s fourth year, the race has gone from strength to strength under the supervision of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
In 2012, both Mark and the event received a boost with the addition of Race Director Stevie McKenna and both men are onboard again this year aiming to build on its reputation as one of the best races of its kind in Ireland.… Read more
Ras Loughgiel promoted by Duffin Transport was a stage race for A4 riders. The Friday night’s stage was run off in reasonably dry conditions.
A few pictures of the Friday’s stage by Marian Lamb can be viewed by clicking ‘continue reading’. All pictures should be credited to the photographer if reproduced.
Cycling Ireland acknowledge the nomination of Mr Pat McQuaid as a candidate for President of the UCI in September 2013 by the Swiss Federation.
Cycling Ireland would like to confirm that, as it had been formally announced, the EGM scheduled for June 15th will still have to take place.
Following requests from members, the board is happy to outline the rationale for supporting the nomination of Mr Pat McQuaid at its 12th of April meeting. This support was based primarily on the following points:
- Cycling Ireland nominated Mr.
Michael Hutchinson, originally from Antrim and hailed as the one of the top British time trialists, recently joined up with sportive event organiser, Beverley Pierson from Outdoor Recreation NI, Councillor Sandra Hunter (Chairperson of Moyle District Council) and Neil McGuigan from Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast to announce the date for this years Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive.
This popular cycling event, which is sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast and funded by Moyle District Council, is set to carry on from its huge success in the last two years by expecting to attract up to 1400 cyclists to the North Coast and Glens of Antrim on Saturday 7th September.… Read more
Tour of South Armagh Sunday 19th May – Promoted by Slieve Gullion CC
Local cycling club Slieve Gullion Wheelers will host their “Tour of South Armagh” this Sunday the 19th of May leaving from The Mountain House Lounge outside Camlough. This is an event not to be missed for those keen on cycling. It has a choice of two routes covering either 60km or the more arduous 100km route.
The challenge awaiting you takes you through some of the best unspoilt country in South Armagh, starting with an easy few miles into Markethill turning left towards Keady and then onto a steady challenging mountain climb to be rewarded with a glorious downhill freewheel of 2 miles into Newtownhamilton where the food stop is based in the community hall.… Read more