Cycling Ulster

Tyrone County Championships Sunday 22nd September

The 2013 Tyrone County Road Race Championships will be held this Sunday 22nd September and will be jointly promoted by Termon Wheelers, Caldwell Cycles CC, Omagh Wheelers and West Tyrone Velo.

The event will consist of two races: A race (A1/2/3), and B race (A4 only). This special event will be open to riders from Co. Tyrone-based clubs, or those riders born in Co. Tyrone (proof will be sought if necessary).

Sign on for the event will be held in The Milestone Centre, Quarry Road , Carrickmore BT79 9AL.… Read more


Ulster Top 5 at Sainsburys School Games.

The team.The Cycling Ulster team, who had won their first ever Sainsbury School Games cycling medal on day 1 of the 2013 event, continued their impressive performance on days 2 and 3 claiming five more medals and 5th place in the competition.

Day 2 saw the riders take to the open roads for the TT day in a challenging part of Yorkshire just outside Sheffield on roads the Tour de France will use next July.

The morning saw the riders tackle a hilly 2.5km individual TT.  The girls went first and each Ulster rider put in a time which was right to the top of the leader board as they finished.  … Read more

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Final Reports for Ras na mBan by Ciara and Janine

team (200x94)Stage 6:  Dromoland – Ennis

Final day Stage 6: 87km of racing with a cruel 5km Cat 1 climb up over Gallows Hill beside Cratloe Foreat, an area better known for its forest mountain biking than road racing.  After Saturday’s race in glorious autumn sunshine we woke up to a wet stormy day with gale force winds forecast, this was going to be a tough last day in the saddle and staying with the main bunch was going to be important.

The team all met up in the two cars at the Dromoland Inn some 13km south of Ennis where the race was to start. … Read more


Ulster 25 Mile Time Trial Championships this Weekend

spacThe 2013 Ulster ’25′ mile Time Trial Championships will take place on Sunday 22nd September, at 10.00am Promoted by the UCPC (Ulster Cycle Promotions Club). Sign-on opens from 9 am at Dungannon Swifts Football Club. The Time trial course will be on the A4 duel Carriage way, where riders will start from Mullybannon junction and ride to Ballygawley Roundabout and returning to the end of the duel carriage way.

Entries will be accepted on the morning, with an entry fee of £10. Championship medals will be awarded after the TT, for the various titles at Dungannon Swift’s football Club, where showers and refreshments will be available after the event.… Read more


Cyclo-cross training day – Sunday 22 September 2013

2013_ulster_cyclo-cross_training_FB_header250With the upcoming Cyclo-cross season about to start in October, the Cycling Ulster Off-road commission has organised a Cyclo-cross training day on Sunday 22 September 2013 at Lurgan Park.… Read more


Leisure Events on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September

Alzheimer Charity Cycle Saturday 21st September
This  leisure event on Saturday 21st is being promoted to raise money for the Alzheimer Society. This is being run by one of our newest clubs, Rocky Wheelers from Fermanagh. There are two routes on offer both leaving from Coa Cross. The sign-on for both the 30km and 12 km route is from Coa Community Hall BT94, from 11.00am with the runs starting at 11.30am. For more details of this event contact Simon Cassidy on 07890 427521

There are two leisure events on this coming Sunday namely the John Lindsay Torr Head Challenge and the Sam Maguire Cycle in Donegal.… Read more

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Ards CC and Tir Chonaill Gap Say Thanks

Strangford Lough Tour 2013
Exactly one hundred riders came to Newtownards to ride the Ards sportive in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease. This event took place in very difficult weather conditions. The rain hit the event badly around 10.00 am and the wind became stronger every hour after.

With a stop for tea and coffee and food  about halfway (thanks to the tea ladies) the riders set off for the hardest ride they had done this year. Some came from as far away as Dublin.… Read more


General News – Records, 2014 Event Applications

New National Records Ratified
The Board of Cycling Ireland, at its meeting on 30th August 2013 approved the following as new National Time Trial records.
7th July     50mlTT Snr                 Marcus Christie        Foyle CC        1:40:10   (1:45:19 Previous)
14th July  10ml.TT Handcycling      Darrell Erwin             U.H.A.            31:08   (31:11 Previous)

The Board would formally congratulate both riders on these outstanding achievements.

Register events for 2014 season.
This is just a quick reminder to all club secretaries that event applications for the 2014 season are closing soon.

All applications MUST be made via the online system.

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More Reports from Ciara MacManus in Ennis

See below for more reports from Ciara MacManus riding in the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team in Rás na mBan. Apologies for the delay in posting these but I had no internet access over the weekend

Stage 3 – Time Trial
Stage 3 a 14km time trial on a relatively flat road with one small rise over a motorway bridge.  We were second off the line which in a way was good, no long hanging around.  Although we were only 3 riders we worked well as a team, within the first 200m we got a feel for each others strengths/weaknesses after such a rough stage the day before and soon enough we had a good rythym going. … Read more


Cycling Ulster Wins First Ever School Games Medal.

aaron-300x224Sainsburys School Games Day 1 Report

Event 1 = 250metre Time Trial
On Friday morning the Ulster riders competed in the first competition of the Sainsbury School Games.

They rode a twisting 250m TT and all the riders put on a strong show against the best riders in Great Britain.

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