Cycling Ulster

Report on Commonwealth Games Training Camp

aA strong Northern Ireland Cycling team headed off to Glasgow on the 9th February as part of a recce for the Commonwealth Games.

The team, headed by Ryan Connor,

was keen to get as much out of the trip as possible.

The first day saw us arrive in Glasgow at the Beardmore hotel and straight out onto the bikes to take in the road course aided by Neil McLeod of Scottish Cycling. Gordon Goldie gave the team a talk that evening with tips on training roads and the best routes to go which was well received by the team.… Read more


Majorca Training Camp for Irish Juniors

Ireland's early season Junior Squad has been named ahead of the first overseas training camp of 2014. The eleven person team comprising of 3 junior women and 8 junior men, were selected based on recent trials and previous performances.  On Monday the squad will travel to Majorca, coinciding with the school midterm break, to train intensively both on the roads and in the indoor Velodrome.

Development Coach Neill Delahaye said "This time of year it is about building form, this is a good block of training for the riders, while they have a window of opportunity in their studies.… Read more

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Places Available for Safeguarding Courses

Cycling Ulster will be running a number of Safeguarding Awareness Courses (Child Protection) in the comng weeks. We are seeking expressions of interest from those are hoping to  attend these courses.

All courses  begin at 7.00pm and last approximately three hours with a break at the halfway stage. The courses will be delivered by Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb who are trained SportNI/NSPCC Tutors..

All club Safeguarding Officers must complete this course before going on to do the Designated Officer Course which is normally delivered by the Local Authorities through SportNI.… Read more

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Tour of Ulster Opens for Entry on Wednesday 19th

The 2014 Tour of Ulster will be open for entries on Wednesday 19th February at 8pm sharp and is online registration only using the following link:

There is a huge interest this year so can you tell riders to get in early or they will be disappointed.

In a change from last year there are no individual entries and riders should be aware that there is only one team allowed per club with teams being made up of minimum 3 and maximum 6 riders and open to A1 & A2 categories only.… Read more


Banbridge Reflect on Success

BanbridgeThe reputation of Banbridge CC for producing a steady stream of competitive riders of all ages and from all disciplines is well known throughout Ireland and beyond. In more recent years the activities of its members have greatly diversified.

While it has road, track and MTB champions the club also has members who have won places on the Irish Para- cycling Team, the Ulster coaching network, the national and international commissaires’ panel and on a number of representational and sponsored bike racing teams.

While the competitive successes of the Club’s younger members is regularly reported their representative honours are many and varied.… Read more

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Be Part of the Giro – Volunteer Now

Giro low res LogoVolunteer Now, in conjunction with Cycling Ulster, are offering cyclists the unique opportunity to be part of an hstoric occasion by volunteering to marshall at the Giro d'Italia in May. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Due to an assessment of the various courses more marshalls are required.

All volunteers will need to attend 2-3 short training sessions which will be held in various places around the country at various times in order to suit as many people as possible.

Volunteers will only be required to commit to volunteer on one day of the Giro leaving you time to do your own thing on the other days.… Read more

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XMTB Spring MTB Series Starts Sunday – Youth and Senior Events

xmtbXMTB McConvey Cycles are hosting a series of 3 mountain bike races aimed primarily at the youth riders from the Under 8s up to the Under 16s starting on Sunday 16 February 2014.

The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their support and ongoing permission to use the venue.

Because of the popularity of this league in addition to the normal program, we will be hosting two separate Senior races taking the following format:

Senior A:

The Senior A race is for riders who are experienced in cross country racing and would normally compete in race categories Senior 1, Senior 2 and Senior 3.… Read more

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Tour of Down Saturday 15th February

This Saturday West Down Wheelers will be promoting their annual Tour of Down which has become very popular in the last few year's. Part of this could be due to the hardworking Barbara's and their catering committee who put on such a good spread of food after the event.

This year the club will promote the charity run in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. The Tour of Down has two route options - the longer route will cover 65 mile and is generally a reliability type run with an average speed of approx 18mph.… Read more

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Lots of Reliability Trials this Weekend Including Youth RT

Maryland reliability Sunday February  16th 2014
Maryland Wheeler’s annual reliability trial takes place around south Down Sunday 16h February. This year, the trial will again start and finish at the Lisburn Square car park adjacent to the new bus station. Toilets are available in the bus station.

  • Sign-on opens at 8.30am and closes at 9.20am
  • As it is a reliability trial riders should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that the condition of their bicycle, and themselves, is sufficient for them to complete the distance.
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Dine or Ride With Sean Kelly This Weekend

Preparations have been made and the finishing touches are being put in place for what will be a gala night for cycling fans in the region. Sean 'king' Kelly is guest star at Emyvale Cycling Club's annual dinner dance this Saturday night in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan.

Tickets are still available but are selling fast and anyone who is considering going would need to contact a club member or call into Francie Mc Quaid Tyres Monaghan or George's Cyclo Sport shop in Emyvale. The event is open not only to cyclists but anyone who wishes to avail of a very good deal of having a sumptuous four course meal including steak with quality music, dancing, an international sport star and many other surprises on the night!… Read more

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