Cycling Ulster

Details Ras na nÓg 2015

Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce details of this year's Ras na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th. We are also delighted to announce a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.

Already on the Cycling Ireland grant aided events list we are thrilled to have Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning to us as a sponsor and also the IVCA have come on board as joint title sponsor, a real example of the older members of our sport giving to the youngest members.… Read more


It’s ‘Snow’ Problem for Ulster Juniors

aThe Cycling Ulster Junior Training camp got under way on Friday night when ten Juniors arrived at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre in Donegal.

As soon as their parents were waved off the Juniors were introduced to their leaders for the weekend, Jason McHugh and Sean McFadden.

It was then time for a hearty supper of hot soup, bread, cold meats and salad. Gartan's Guardian, Mary Grace explained the house rules regarding behaviour, lights out and the centre's policy on alcohol and drugs. She then divided the Juniors into two groups for washing up duties - much to their surprise.… Read more


Clogher Valley GP Open For Entry Tuesday

On Sunday 3rd May 2015, Clogher Valley Wheelers will be promoting the inaugural Clogher Valley GP in and around Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Two races will be on offer on the 15 mile course - a four lap race for A3 riders and a three lap event for A4 racers. This race is sure to sell out quickly as it will provide an opportunity for A3 and A4 riders to race over what is normally a closed weekend with the Tour of Ulster taking place.

The usual prize money is on offer for winner and placed riders in each category along with a commemorative jerseys for the winner, KOH and sprinter in each race.The jerseys for the race winners are sponsored by SoCycle Bike Shop Augher.

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Good Turn-Out for Youth TT

4There was a good turnout this morning for the Youth Time Trial promoted by the David McCall Foundations in conjuction with Maryland Wheelers.

Despite the extremely blustery conditions there were lots of good times recorded.

The event took place on a circuit course outside Crumlin and the event forms part of the popular David McCall Youth Series. The U12's did one lap, the U14's did two laps while the U16's completed three laps 0f the 4.8 mile course.

Island Wheelers up and coming rider Darren Rafferty took the honours in the U12 event with a 13.49 ahead of Sarah Elder of Carn Wheelers and Shea O'Kane of Phoenix CC.… Read more


Youth and Women’s Officer’s for Executive

Cycling Ulster held a very informative and well attended induction evening for all its commissions and key personnel recently which was also attended by Jack Watson, Vice President of Cyling Ireland.

As part of the induction evening both the Youth Academy and the Women's Commission were asked to nominate a volunteer to sit on the Executive. As a result Maurice McAllister and Lisa Millar  were duly elected by their respective commissions and will now act as Executive Officers until the next election where they may stand for office.… Read more

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Active Awards for Sport Closes Monday at Noon

SNI Active Awards for Sport small grants programme closes for applications at 12 noon on Monday 13th April. For the first time SNI has ringfenced a considerable amount of funding in this investment round to help cycling clubs/groups secure a participation legacy from the 2014 Giro Big Start and the much anticipated Gran Fondo 2015.

Cycling Ulster would support and encourage all cycling clubs in NI to avail of this opportunity and get their applications submitted by the closing deadline on Monday 13 April.

As always, further details on the programme are available on SportNI website (; the application process is fully online so there is still time over the weekend for any club that has a last minute idea for a project to get an application submitted.… Read more

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What’s On This Weekend

Bann Valley Classic Sunday 12th April
On Sunday 12th April the Bann Valley Classic take place in Clady just outside Portglenone. This event was pre-entry and is now closed. There are two races on offer namely a race for A2/A3 riders and one for A4 riders. Races will take place over an eight mile circuit and all racing will start at 2.00pm sharp. The A race will cover six laps of the course while th eB race will cover five laps.
There will be the usual excellent refreshments after the event.… Read more


Lots on this Weekend for Youth Riders

There is a busy weekend ahead for our Youth riders with  the Omagh Youth League  and the David McCall Youth TT , on Saturday and the North West Youth League on Sunday. For those who prefer off road there is also racing in Fermanagh at the Second round of the Ulster XC Series.

Omagh Youth Development League &North West Youth League (Sat11th/Sun 12th April)
Omagh Wheelers' planned events this weekend centres around youth. On Saturday 11th April their youth development league starts at the  Youth Sport Track off the Gortin Road, Omagh.… Read more


Well Done to Ulster Youth Team in Scotland

aThe team travelled early on Friday morning taking the 8.15 sailing from Larne to Troon.   Track suits had been designed and to quote one of the lads they looked zesty. As the journey north passed close to Glasgow it was decided to visit the Emirates Arena to have a look at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome.

The staff were brilliant, giving us a tour and access into the centre of the arena. We then continued to Strathallan School for registration and room allocation. This is a private boarding school set in fantastic grounds and around which most of the stages are set.… Read more


Keady Mtn TT – Pre-entry Opens Tomorrow

On Saturday 25th April 2014, Shelbourne Orchard CC will be hosting the Keady Mountain Open Time Trial. There will be  Pre Entry for this event  via Entry Central. Pre-entry will open tomorrow, Thursday 9th April 2015, at 8.00pm.

Entry is limited to 75 riders. The fee for the event is £11. There will be prizes for the top six, combined team, and 1st Woman.  Refreshments and food will be available after the event in Basil Shiels Bar, Tassagh. Sign on for the Event will be from 10.00 - 11.00am with first rider off at 12.00 noon.… Read more

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