Cycling Ulster

Attention All Coaches – Coaching Webinar

There will be a webinar with Hunter Allen co-author of training and racing with a power meter. Hunter is very much in demand but we have managed to gain his services to help cycling and triathlon coaches within Ireland.

The  webinar will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday the 25th March and is free for all participants. Places are limited and will be reserved upon application. To apply for a place follow the details on the flyer or email Gary McKeegan on

This is an ideal opportunity for our coaches to interact with Hunter Allen and receive some top level advice.… Read more

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Only 50 Days To Go Until Giro d’Italia

Giro low res LogoToday (Thursday March 20) marks 50 days to go until Northern Ireland hosts the first three stages of the world’s second largest bike race, the Giro d’Italia, and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is urging people to ensure they are part of the action, to plan ahead and book their accommodation now before it is too late.

The Big Start, from May 9 – 11, promises three days of excitement, drama and thrills from Belfast, through the magnificent Causeway Coastal Route and Glens and the historic city of Armagh. Read more

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David McCall Youth RT This Saturday

DMcCThe David McCall Foundation annual Youth Reliability Trial will take place this Saturday March 22nd and is based this year at the St.Johns Hall in Crumlin with the 1st group leaving at 10.30, the hall will be open for sign on and get together from 09.00.

There will be 2 routes of 50 miles for the U16's and 40 miles for the U14's.

Entry is £5 per child with adults free and refreshments and food are provided free for everyone from 10 am until 2pm.

The event will be marshalled by lead and following cars, adult cyclists, motorbike outriders and a broom wagon,,, everyone who takes part on the road must sign on.The routes will be clearly marked on the road with arrows and yellow 'YR'.… Read more

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Road Races this Weekend

Decathlon-B'Twin Tour of Ards Saturday 22nd March
On Saturday Ards CC will promote the classic Tour of Ards. The event takes riders along the Ards Peninsula through some very scenic countryside.This year Ards CC are fortunate to be sponsored by Decathlon-B'Twin. Ards CC has pulled out all the stops  to celebrate 70 years of Ards CC with the generous sponsorship of Decathlon-B'Twin (their first sponsored race in Ireland ) including goodie bags for all prize winners.There is also a strong field perhpas  attracted by the £175 winning prize and a total of £750 prize money .The race will be filmed by Jonny Collins Production of Strabane (commisioned by Decathlon Belfast ).… Read more

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John Neill Back on Form In Donegal

John Neill wins Donegal Harvest Trophy 2014.Despite a low turnout of A1's and A2's today the Potato ‘A’ Race was an exciting affair.  Thirty A3s started first with a 3 minute advantage on the twelve A2's. These were followed by seven A1's who were a further 3 minutes back.

The A3's took a while to get into a rhythm and a number of attacks took place by the stronger riders. These included Ryan Reilly (Foyle), Noel Collins,  Darnell Moore (both Caldwell) and Kevin Holian (Errigal).

In the meantime the A2's were closing fast, taking 2 minutes out of the handicap by the 20k.marker.… Read more


Mulholland Takes Win on St Patrick’s Day

ce1Declan Mulhulland of Clann Eireann stormed to a great home win in the Clann Eireann Cup St Patrick’s Day race at Derrymacash.

Attacking away from the bunch of 70 riders from the start line, Declan went clear with Jake Gray of East Tyrone and Newry’s Cathal Clarke. The trio opened a 25 second gap and were later joined by seven other riders, with the main bunch still hovering in arrears.

After an hour of racing, Jake Gray (East Tyrone) and Jude Sands of Newry crashed on the road towards Carn, but this only made Declan and his breakaway companions more determined to push on ahead and stay clear for the remainder of the 50 mile race.… Read more


Russell Takes Round 4 Ulster Women’s RR League

blinglogo3Sunday 16th March saw the fourth round of the 2014 Ulster Women’s Road Race League sponsored by Bling Bike Kit.  Sixteen women along with six  masters signed on for 2 laps of the challenging Feeny/Park/Feeny circuit.  It was great to see a number of youth from the Cycling Ireland Neenan Travel 2020 Talent Team taking part.

The group set a good pace from the off, straight into a head wind so there were lots of short changes at the front from the majority of riders including youth riders Shenna McKeverigan (Banbridge CC), Roisin Carter (North Pole) and Shauna McFadden (Errigal CC).… Read more


Brice Dominant on National Stage

A handful of Ulster women made the journey to Slane on Sunday to the opening round of the National Women`s series, the Boyne GP promoted by Drogheda Wheelers.

Over 50 women from around the country lined up for the firstevent in the Joe Daly Cycles sponsored National League with Ulster represented by Amy Brice (Team DID), Rachel Mitchell (North Down CC), Claire Oakley (XMTB-McConvey) and Newry Wheelers duo Kerri Campbell and Alwynne Shannon.

Things were brisk from the `off` with some riders dropped in the opening kilometres, however the day`s action was marred by a large pile-up two thirds of the way round the first of four 12km laps. … Read more


Watson and Gault Supreme at Danny Boy Races

dbOn Sunday Roe Valley promoted their annual Danny Boy Races for A3's, A4's Women and Masters. This was an ideal opportunity forA3's and  A4's to come along and get points in separate races. In the A3 event it was Foyle CC strongman Lawrence Watson who kept his cool and took the win ahead of  Barry Russell  of  Carn Wheelers and Alan Little of Four Masters CC.

In the A4 Race it was Johnny Gault of Causeway CC who took the win ahead of East Antrim's Kyle Browne and Northern's Peter Morrison.… Read more


Duncan Takes Red Hand Trophy

aThere was a full field of riders for the tough Red Hand Trophy Road Race on Saturday promoted by Ballymena CRC. With the Easter Stage races just over a month away  the race attracted the top riders from around the country who wanted to get tough miles in the legs in preparation for these events.

With the support of the PSNI outriders the event took the riders through many of the small towns of North Antrim and the racing was fast and furious.

In the end it was the onform Fraser Duncan pf Northern Dave Kane who took the win from Ronan McLaughlin of Dig Deep Inspired Cycling.… Read more

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