Cycling Ulster

Ulster MTB XC series starts this Sunday at Rostrevor

The 2015 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series starts this Sunday, 8 March, at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. Host club Dromara CC has been running an XC race at this location since the new trail centre opened in 2013. The event headquarters will be based in the caravan park located beyond the café. Riders are asked to park in the MTB car park and to follow the instruction from the event stewarts. Sign on opens on Sunday at 9:30. The course will be open for practice on Saturday afternoon.… Read more


Great early season racing at Xmtb’s Spring Series

The Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series is a well-established set of three off-road cycling races which take place just before the start of the main off-road race season. The three races were held at Ormeau Park in Belfast and the club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support. The races have always been aimed at the youth riders with a senior race tagged on at the end to keep the parents and early season racers happy. … Read more


Up Coming Safeguarding Courses in March

There are three Safeguarding courses coming up in the following weeks. All these courses will be open to members of the local clubs in the area. The courses last approximately three hours and are the first step in building the infra-structure within your club if you wish to develop youth within the club. All Designated Officers in the club must also attend this course before doing the Designated Officer Course.

All courses will be delivered by Marian Lamb and Patrick McAleavey of the Cycling Ulster Executive who are trained SportNI Tutors.… Read more

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Great Youth Event in West Donegal

Today Errigal CC promoted the first of this year's interclub Youth Series. Last year forward thinking Errigal CC promoted four youth events which were attended by riders many other clubs. This year Omagh Wheelers and Donegal Bay have been in discussion with Errigal CC in order to spread the load and provide different venues for the young riders. Together these clubs will host a total of six events.

Despite the bitter cold and high winds the small village of Dobhar was choc-a-bloc with young cyclists from all over Ulster.… Read more


John Moore Memorial Road Race 2015 Report

7This time last year Castlereagh CC had 7 members including 2 kids, who, through a huge amount of work on individual's parts and with help from friends, somehow yet again ran the John Moore Memorial Road Race - successfully.

This year Castlereagh have 33 members including 4 kids and a cool new kit. They have now upped their game and ran two separate races, including a separate Women's League  event.

The 4 lap Women's Race was a huge success with 17  women taking part and a great attacking race.… Read more


Strabane/Lifford RT this Sunday

slccaStrabane Lifford Cycling Club is holding their 2nd Annual Reliability Trial & Leisure Cycle this Sunday 1st March 2015.

There was a good turnout of local clubs last year and SLCC would like to build on this by helping riders build and taper their winter training.

Sign On from 9am and starting from 10.00am. There will be directional signs from Lifford Bridge to the sign-on HQ at Naomh Padraig GAA Lifford.  There are two routes on offer namely a 35mile route and a 51 mile route.… Read more

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Information and Directions Errigal Youth Races

Errigal youth race U12, u14 and u16, on Sunday 1st March. Sign on from 9:30am at Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dore (near Crolly, where the Ulster youth chmps were in 2013). This is the first of a series of six youth races being hosted by Errigal, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers cycling clubs over the coming months.

Full details of the other races to follow. First race away at 11 o'clock...

From Letterkenny, take N56 towards Dunfanaghy, but turn left in Termon, following signs for Glenveagh National Park.… Read more


Danny Boy Goes Live on Friday

Pre-Entry for the very popular Danny Boy Races which take place on Sunday the 15th March will  live on Friday night the 27th of February at 8.00pm. The races are promoted by Roe Valley CC.

Sign on will be from 9.00am until 10.30am at St Marys/Banagher GAA Club, Feeney, County L/Derry. The circuit is the same as last year . Races start from 11.00am & there will be awards ceremony and refreshments as well as changing and showering facilities at the GAA club after the event.

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Masters’ League Update After Round 1.

bThe Cycling Ulster masters’ league got underway for 2015 at the George Rooney Phoenix GP last Sunday.  The hardy riders who turned up had to endure cold, wet and windy conditions for the 25 mile race.  However the conditions clearly proved little of a deterrent as 25 rides took to the start line.

There was a huge range in the experience level of those who rode the race; from Dermot Hughes starting his 57th year of racing to Dermot Rooney who was riding his first race. … Read more


George Rooney Phoenix GP Photo Gallery 2015

aThe George Rooney GP was won by David Watson from North Down when he passed his club mate David Hamilton  in the closing straight to take the victory and giving North Down two podium places in the A race.

There  were also races for the A3's, A4.s Women and Masters.The races were run off in extremely cold, wet and windy conditions. Winners on the day included Michael Tolan (Ohoneix CC) -Masters, Eileen Burns (Ballymena CRC) - Women, Glenn McKendry (Team Madigan) - A4 race and Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) A3 Race.… Read more

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