Cycling Ulster
28Apr/140

Start List for Tour of Ulster Announced

touaAfter the successful promotion of the 2013 Tour of Ulster, Carn Wheelers are back again promoting the event for 2014 on the first weekend of May (3rd, 4th & 5th).

The race will again be based in Maghera with each stage starting and finishing in the mid-Ulster town and is shaping up to be another exciting weekend taking in 260 miles of racing on hard roads.

With less than one week to go a high quality start list has been confirmed for this year's Tour of Ulster.… Read more

28Apr/140

Youth Academy Teams Selected for Kanturk 2 Day

CUYAlogo1 (200x73)The newly formed Cycling Ulster Youth Academy has selected two teams to represent an Ulster Development Squad in the O'Leary Stone Kanturk Two Day Stage Race.These first two teams are part of the recognition of developing talent coming to the fore in Cycling Ulster Youth Racing.

The Youth attendance at recent Youth events in Ulster has been tremendous and was again evidenced by the number of riders who participated in yesterday's Mid Ulster GP at Cookstown.

The Ulster Youth Academy is supported by Cycling Ulster which, through allocation of funds to the Youth Academy, will fund entry fees, meals, accommodation and travel for the event.… Read more

27Apr/140

27/04/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Round 1

The 2014 Ernie Magwood Super 6 league kicked off in a similar fashion to 2013. A bright pleasant but breezy morning faced the riders along with a course which was 320m long thanks to an Audi trip meter, cue cries of my Garmin says 10.18 miles etc etc. Regardless, Darrell Erwin, only recently
back to training got the show on the road, clocking up a benchmark 36 minute time, however the big story was the kicking dished out by John Madden to his rivals, just as he had done 12 months earlier at Round 1 of the 2013 league.… Read more

27Apr/140

Brief Report Mid Ulster GP

saAs well as youth racing Harps CC also promoted races for women, Masters and A1-A3/A4 riders. The Women and Master did four laps of the shorter 7.5 mile circuit and these were run as separate races.

It was a tough circuit but in the end relative newcomer to women's cycling, Joanne Regan from termoneeny CC took the win ahead of Jane Millar of Bann Wheelers.Lorraine Jeffers of East Tyrone put in a marvellous perfomance to take third considering that she had also raced on Saturday in the Lakeland GP.… Read more

27Apr/140

Youth Racing at Mid Ulster GP

aThere was an excellent turnout of Youth riders at the MidUlster GP this morning. The weather was fine and sunny and all was set for a good day's racing.

The U16's were the fisrst group off and they were doing four laps of the lumpy 7.5 mile course. Unfortunately there was a crash in the first lap in which a number of U16's came off and effectively were out of the race. Cycling Ulster wish the injured riders a speedy recovery.

Jake Gray of East Tyrone managed to open up a gap on the chasers and he held this to the finish coming in a clear winner.… Read more

26Apr/140

Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles Team Do Well in Shay Elliott

team1Marc Potts riding for the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team had a fantastic ride in the Shay Elliott today. Despite horrible conditions of heavy rain, mist and cold Marc Potts got stuck into the race and went all out for his Provincial team.

He ended up winning the Sprint Jersey. Ali McCauley and Marc Potts also had great rides today finishing 6th and 7th in one of the toughest events on the calendar.

Potts had the misfortune to puncture twice both at the wrong place.… Read more

26Apr/140

Lakeland GP Photo Gallery 26/04/2014

It was a great day out at the Lakeland GP in fine, sunny but cold conditions. The A3 race came down to a bunch sprint with top three placings taken by  Luke Hylands of TVR from Nathan Mullan of Dromara CC and James Wilson of Apollo CT. In the A4 event it was another bunch sprint which was taken by Mark Thompson of Curran Racing from Stevie Wallace (Dromara CC) and Paul Crossan of Killinchy CC.

Kenny Boylan of Lakeland CC won the Masters event while Frieda Brown of Banbridge took the women's race.… Read more

26Apr/140

Tough Going at Lakeland GP

aThe Lakeland GP promoted by Lakeland CC offered riders a tough forty five mile circuit with a five mile climb. The weather was cool but dry and sunny but the riders faced strong winds as they skirted beautiful Lough Erne. While the scenery was wonderful few of the riders had time to enjoy it as the racing was fast and furious on all events.

First off were the A3 riders who went from a rolling start which unfortunately meant that a few riders missed the start.… Read more

23Apr/140

Super Six TT Begins and Opening Round of Women’s TT League

slaneThe Slane Cycles Ulster Women's TT League kicks off this Sunday with Round 1 of the Ernie Magwood Super Six time trial series. Once again organisers of the Ernie Magwood Super Six Series have shown their support for women’s cycling by agreeing to incorporate their series into the league.

The event is a ten mile time trial on the Toome course. Sign-on and parking will be at Toome Park and Share Carpark. Sign-on from 9.00am with the first rider off at 10.00am.

Women’s Cycling Ulster would like to encourage more women to participate in the league this year and newcomers will be made very welcome.… Read more

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23Apr/140

Road Events this Weekend With Updated Details Mid Ulster GP

Lakeland Grand Prix Saturday 26th April Hosted by Lakeland CC Fermanagh
On Saturday Lakeland CC will once again promote their very popular Grand Prix for Senior riders. There will be four events on offer namely an A3 race , A4 race and races for 50+Masters and Women. The A4 races is now closed as the full field has been reached. There are only nine places left in the A3 event and you can register online for this event at Entry Central.

Women and Masters can register on the day as the race fields are not full  however it would greatly help the organisers if you could register beforehand.… Read more

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