Cycling Ulster
28Feb/140

Weekend Road Events

This weekend sees two road races, a youth event and a Reliabiliy Trial take place. The full details are as follows.
Spires GP Saturday 1st March 2014
On Saturday the 1st of March, Spires CC (Magherafelt) will be holding their second annual Grand Prix road race with new race head quarters based in the Ballyronan Marina Centre.

The event will feature two separate races on the Ballyronan/ ‘three road ends’/ Loup circuit.

The event has already attracted a strong field including the top club riders from around the Provence with riders from Carn Wheelers, East Antrim Audi and East Tyrone CC all taking part.… Read more

28Feb/140

Irvine Takes Silver and Mullen Impresses with Fourth

Defending World Champion Martyn Irvine has won a Silver Medal in the Scratch Race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia. The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Member rode strongly, putting every effort into defending his title, settled for silver in the fast, aggressive 15km race. Ryan Mullen also impressed, finishing 4th in the Individual Pursuit, narrowly missing out on a medal. Gold in the Scratch Race went to Ivan Kovalev (RUS), with Irvine taking Silver ahead of King Lok Cheung (HKG). These three riders lapped the field, meaning podium position was decided on the line.… Read more

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26Feb/140

Safeguarding Courses Well Received

aThe latest Safeuarding Awareness Courses run and  organised by Cycling Ulster were well received. Last Thursday the course tutors, Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb headed to Dromore in County Tyrone to deliver the course to Vision 24-7. Members of Island Wheelers and Drumquin CC were also in attendance.

While the numbers participating at this course was not as high as in Randalstown the venue could not have been better. We are indebted to Johnathan Keyes, Manager of the EuroAuctions facility in Dromore for the use of the premises.… Read more

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25Feb/140

Bling Bike Women’s RR League Report Rd 1

Cycling Ulster Women’s Commission are delighted to announce our new sponsors for the Ulster Women’s Road Race League 2014. Bling Bike Kit has come on board to support Women's Cycling Ulster Commission in their promotion of a Women's Road Race League.

Sunday 23rd February saw the first round of the 2014 Ulster Women’s Road Race League sponsored by Bling Bike Kit take place.  Fourteen women signed on for three laps of the demanding Nutt’s Corner circuit.

One of the objectives of the League is to encourage women into racing, so with this in mind, Phoenix were able to start three of the women who hadn’t open raced before, 4 minutes ahead of the remaining field.… Read more

24Feb/140

Ards CC Celebrate Martyn Irvine This Friday

There are very few clubs in Ireland who can boast of producing a world champion at elite level but Ards CC in County Down can certainly lay claim to that honour. It is now approaching the first anniversary of Martyn Irvine’s spectacular victory in the Scratch event at the World Track Championships held in Minsk, Belarus.  Irvine achieved this win just one hour after winning a silver medal in the individual pursuit discipline.

To mark the occasion Ards CC are hosting a social evening in the Web Theatre at 49 North Street, Newtownards this Friday evening (28th February) during which the videos of Martyn’s superb performances will be shown on the big screen.… Read more

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24Feb/140

Reminder – Safeguarding Course Tonight – Monaghan

Cycling Ulster is running a Safeguarding Awareness Course (Child Protection) tonight, Monday 24th February,  in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan

The course  begins at 7.30pm and lasts approximately three hours with a break at the halfway stage. The course will be delivered by Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb who are trained SportNI/NSPCC Tutors..

All club Safeguarding Officers must complete this course before going on to do the Designated Officer Course which is normally delivered by the Local Authorities through SportNI.

All those clubs involved in the development of youth cycling need to ensure that all their Youth Leaders and coaches attend this course.… Read more

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23Feb/140

Feast of Racing at Nutts Corner

aPhoenix CC put on  a feast of racing today around Nutts Corner today. The hard working club members were on the go from early on checking the course and putting out barriers at the finish line. Safety Officer, Jim Hegarty had left nothing to chance and had produced an excellent race handbook listing the marshalls and the positions as well as letting them know when they would be relieved.

In the race headquarters in Crumlin United's Clubroom the sign-on crew were on hand from 9.30 while the catering crew plied the first arrivals with tea/coffee and scones which were were well received on the cold blustery morning especially by the many who had travelled some distance to get to the races.… Read more

23Feb/140

Xmtb McConvey Cycles – Spring Series – Round 2

It was a return to Ormeau Park for Round 2 of the Xmtb McConvey Cycles spring series. This event was almost not going to go ahead as the course from the previous round had been very mucky and the weather during the week had not helped it.  Thankfully Mark Harvey and Robbie Lamont came up with a new course design that avoided the worst of the areas from the previous week but still left a good challenging circuit for all riders.

Many of the course sections were run in reverse from last week to further add to the high level of course set up by the squad.  … Read more

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22Feb/140

McIntyre and McGauley Triumphant at Annaclone

aThe weather was kind to the organisers of the fiftieth anniversary of the Annaclone Grand Prix which took place today. The event this year was once again sponsored by Travers Engineering and the event saw two full field take to the roads around Annaclone.

The A race was a handicapped race for A1-A3 riders and it went from the gun. The course is a tough one with rolling hlls and a few drags to sap the energy.

Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC broke away early and although there were a few chasers initially, he was left to hang out alone.… Read more

20Feb/140

Reminder – Safeguarding Course Dromore Co Tyrone Tonight

Cycling Ulster is running a Safeguarding Awareness Courses (Child Protection) tonight in Dromore, Co Tyrone.

The course  begin at 7.00pm and lasts approximately three hours with a break at the halfway stage. The course will be delivered by Patrick McAleavey and Marian Lamb who are trained SportNI/NSPCC Tutors..

All club Safeguarding Officers must complete this course before going on to do the Designated Officer Course which is normally delivered by the Local Authorities through SportNI.

All those clubs involved in the development of youth cycling need to ensure that Youth Leaders and coaches attend this course.… Read more

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