Cycling Ulster

Pre-Entry for Ciclisport Only

Due to an overwhelming demand for places in the Ciclisport GP A*/A1/A2 Race the club has decided that only those pre-entered via Entry Central will be eligible ro ride. Sign-on on the day is not possible as the club cannot guarantee places to those who turn up. With races being cancelled in the south, riders are looking north to get their weekend's racing. This promises to be an exciting race for A1/A2 riders with a full complement of 80 riders. For full details of sign-on and race start times please click HERE. Read more


Square Wheels Promote Cycling for Women with New Sportive

aOn Monday night Tommy and Marian Lamb attended the launch of a new sportive aimed specifically at women. The launch took place in the the Moy, home to Square Wheels cycling club.

The club has begun to expand its activiites. Last week it hosted a  Safeguarding Course  for members and neighbouring clubs as they are now ready to begin developing their youth strand.

As we found out on Monday night they also intend to actively encourage the participation  of women. (See below for the press release of their new venture ChallengeHer.)

Sunday 17th May will see 100s of women of all ages take to the line for the inaugural ChallengeHer cycling event.… Read more

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Cyclists Need to be Aware of Horse Riders

aI have received a special plea from local horse riders to make cyclists  aware when approaching horses being exercised on the roads.

This applies particularly when approaching horse riders from the rear. Bicycles frequently startle horses when coming from the rear due to their silent approach.

There have been a few unfortunate encounters recently when a cyclist coming up from behind has startled horses causing animals to bolt along the road or rear up.

While most cyclist nowadays do not have bells fitted to their bikes, except perhaps when using the tow path, they should still make their presence known to the horse riders in front of them.

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Notification of Cancelled North Pole Events

We have received communication from the new committee of North Pole CC regarding some of the events which are in the 2015 calendar to be promoted by the club.

The new committee has decided that North Pole CC WILL NOT promote a number of the competitive events currently in the handbook in the interests of health and safety. The events which have been cancelled are as follows.

4th May 2015 - J.G Memorial - Venue Logues Bar, Cranford.
28th May 2015 - Donegal TT Championship  - Venue Burt
31st May 2015 - Donegal Road Race - Venue Drumfries

The club apologises for any inconvenience.… Read more

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Events this Weekend

A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more


CI Board Update and Commissaire Warnings

Clarification on the use of video recording devices in Road Races

Cycling Ireland have become aware of the recent increased use of video recording devices within the Road Racing Peloton and wish to clarify the following:

Cycling Irelands Equipment Regulations are in conjunction with UCI Equipment Regulations where Article 1.3.004 states:

“Except in mountain bike racing, no technical innovation regarding anything used, worn or carried by any rider or license holder during a competition (bicycles, equipment mounted on them, accessories, helmets, clothing, means of communication, etc.) may be used until approved by the UCI. Read more

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Carn Classic Gallery 2015

Well done to all at Carn Wheelers for a great promotion of racing for many categories. The A race was taken on the line by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles from Joe McCrory of Carn Whleers and Steven McAllister of Ballymoney. Chris Lawlor of VC Glendale was the winner of the B race.
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge was best of the women while Michael Tolan of Phoenix CC and Paul Kirk of North Down had a battle for first place.

A few pictures of the event can be viewed by clicking read more.… Read more

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Sun Shines on Carn Classic

aCarn Wheelers were the promoters of today's Carn Classic which featured races for A1 -A3, A4 , Women and Masters.The sun came out and bathed the 14 mile circuit is glorious sunshime although there was a shap bite from the chill wind.

First off were the A3's who were given a small handicap over the A1 and A2's which was soon closed down and for a while the bunch stayed together.

However there was enough aggressive riding in the bunch to ensure that this did not stay together for long.… Read more


Ulster Team For Scottish Youth Tour Announced

aThe Cycling Ulster Youth Academy has announced its team for the Youth Tour of Scotland which takes place in Perth at Easter.

There were two selection events held in recent weeks to help decide the team. These were  a road race which was part of the North West Youth League organised by Errigal CC, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers and a time trial on St Patrick's Day organised by Maryland Wheelers and the David McCall Foundation.

A large number of riders travelled to Dore in Co Donegal to participate in the races.… Read more

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1,2,3 for Team ASEA in Caldwell

A full field of riders took to the roads around Ballymena and Coleraine today when Ballymena CRC promoted the Wallace Caldwell road race. This was also the first of the National League events to be held in Ulster so there were vital points at stake.

The eighty strong field stayed fairly well together until Portglenone but then the attacks began with Team ASEA showing aggressive riding. By Ringsend a group of about a dozen had broken away and by the climb at Cam had opened the gap to almost a minute.… Read more

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