Cycling Ulster

Cycling Ireland Announces 16 Race National Road Series

Cycling Ireland has today announced details of the roll-out of the National Road Series for the coming season, which gets underway on the 8th March. The road racing series, primarily aimed at A1 and A2 riders, will comprise of sixteen races, with the best five scores of a rider counting provided they compete in three provinces. The National Road Series events sit within existing races across the four provinces.

The new structure for the series should add an exciting element to the race scene, which will in turn raise the standard of competition in Irish cycling.… Read more


Upcoming Courses in Ulster

There are a number of courses taking place in the next few weeks which will be of interest to Cycling Ulster members. These include a Cycling Ireland Foundation Coaching Course and Designated Safeguarding Officer Courses.

Foundation Coaching Course
Cycling ireland willl be hosting a Foundation Coaching Course on the 28th February 2015  in Belfast. This is an ideal way to start on the coaching pathway. It will enable you to bring back valuable coaching skills to your clubs. Clubs should consider investing in sending some members to be trained as Foundation Level Coaches.… Read more

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Tribute to Ivan Wray RIP

iwCyclists and cycling fans from all over the Northwest gathered in Derry today to bit their farewells to Ivan Wray who died on Sunday last. Ivan was a very quiet and humble man who spent his life working in the tiling and carpet laying business.

In recent years he attended time trials and road races which were organised by his club Four Masters CC and rarely travelled to open races. That was not the case when he began cycling in the late 1960 as a 14 year old.… Read more

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Island Wheelers RT Now on This Sunday

Last Sunday Island Wheelers cancelled their  Reliability Trial in the interest of health and safety due to incclement weather. That event has now been rescheduled for this Sunday 8th February. Weather forecast is looking great so why not come along and also support 2 very worthy charities.

Entry fee is £10 and this year all proceeds from the run will be donated to Lilac and Order of Malta. Sign on will open at 9.00am in Gortgonis Hall, Coalisland, with the bunch rolling out at 10.00am. Read more

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John Moore Open for Pre-Entry

The John Moore Memorial Road Race taking place on Saturday 28/2/15, will be available for pre-entry from today 5/2/15.  The total prize fund for the event is £400.

This year there will be two separate events - an A4 race and Women's League Race  (44k) at 10:00 and an A1/2/3/J/V Race (88k) at 11:30.

The sign-on for both events will be at Carryduff Baptist Church on the Hillsborough Road from 9:00 to 10:30.  A4's and W should sign on early.  Parking is available at the Church. … Read more


Ulster Youth Day Now on This Saturday

Youth Academy LogoDue to inclement weather conditions the Youth day planned for last Saturday at Omagh had to be postponed in the interests of safety.

A new date and venue has now been sourced and the the Ulster Youth Academy are pleased to announce the following -

The first Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Provincial Team selection event of 2015 is being held this Saturday, 7th Feb in conjunction with the Junior Tour of Ireland Sportive. This event is being promoted by Church Island Cycling Club. The club chairman, Sean McNicholl, is pleased to welcome the young riders to the event.… Read more

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Road Racing Kicks off with Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

The Travers Engineering Annaclone GP is the traditional start to Ulster's road race season. The event promoted by Banbridge CC always gets a good field and we expect that this year's event will be no different. There will be two races on offer, both of which are pre-entry. Entry opens this Thursday 5th Feb at 7.00pm and will close on  Wednesday 18th Feb at 7.00pm although it is unlikely that there will be any spaces left by that time. Entries will be via Entry Central.

The races take place on Saturday 21st February with  sign-on open at  10.00am.

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Women’s Cycling Ulster Issue challenges for 2015

wcuWe’re almost at the end of January so Women's Cycling Ulster thought it was about time we let you know about some of the events we’ve been working on over the past few months. Hopefully you’ll find something of interest to challenge yourself during 2015! We cover everything from road racing, to time trials,  off road and leisure so we are sure we will have something to interest you.

Road Racing
bling-bike-kit-logoFollowing on the success of the 2014 RR League, we are delighted to provide this in 2015 again, backed by our sponsor – Bling Bike Kit.

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Phoenix Reliability Trial this Sunday.

Phoenix CC LogoThe Phoenix Reliability Trial will be held on Sunday 8th Feb this year and will take on its familiar format. There will be an “A” run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a “B” run aiming at 17-18mph average speed.

Sign-on will be the same as the last couple of years at the Queen’s “Sport at Malone” clubhouse where there are toilet and changing facilities. The entrance is situated approximately 100 metres past the House of Sport on the Upper Malone Rd. Sign-on is open from 9:15 with the A run leaving at 10:00 and the B run leaving shortly after.… Read more


Junior Tour Sportive this Saturday


The International Junior Tour of Ireland is one of the country’s best loved races.It has a marvellous history with names competing such as Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Philip Deignan, Nicolas Roche, Eddie Dunbar......the list goes on. This year, a series of Sportives are being held all over the country to raise funds to ensure this great race continues for the development of our young riders. Here are the details from organiser Sean McNicholl of Church Island Cycling.

On Saturday 7th February there is a Cycling Sportive organised by Church Island Cycling to raise funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland.… Read more

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