Clogher Valley Wheelers began its winter programme of club events and training for members last night with a seminar delivered by Cycling Ulster. Almost forty members turned up to hear the presentations.
Marian Lamb, thanked Clogher Valley for inviting the group along to the meeting. She said, “In its short history, Clogher Valley has already shown that it means to progress. The club members have attended many of the open leisure events on the calendar this year often travelling great distances to participate.
They have learned from their experiences as well and have gained knowledge as to how organise quality events.… Read more
Tour of Monaghan – Emyvale CC
The annual Tour of Monaghan takes place this Sunday 30th September starting from Emyvale Leisure Centre at 9.30 am sharp and finishing in Emyvale. This is one of our most popular club events and the club is hoping it will be a huge success. The tour will cover approximately 100 kilometres and the route is as follows: Emyvale, Glaslough, Castleblayney, Lough Egish, Ballybay, Newbliss, Clones, Monaghan, ydavnet and back to the finish in Emyvale village.
There will be a shorter route of about 60 kms which will start from Emyvale also.… Read more
With the season now coming to an end clubs are beginning to think about registration for 2013 and a number of queries have been received regarding the licences and what is required for taking part in different events.
Clubs and members can affiliate or register anytime in November thus getting cover from November 2012 through to December 2013. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has the right type of licence for the events he/she wishes to take part in so please read this carefully.… Read more
Lurgan Park was bathed in glorious autumn sunshine and full of walkers on Sunday 23 September when a group of 21 cyclists gathered at the tennis pavilion to learn more about the winter sport of cyclo-cross. The training, which followed on from a similar session in 2011, was organised by the Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission to encourage greater uptake in this excellent strand of the sport. The cyclists had come from a wide selection of clubs with some travelling up from Dublin.
The day started with lunch with a chance to relax and chat with fellow riders.… Read more
All 2013 Event applications for all road and leisure events must be submitted by Monday 1st October to email@example.com. Please do not send these directly to Cycling Ireland.The most up to date application form can be downloaded at the end of this article. Apologies to those clubs who received the older version with which there were a few probems. The downloadable form is now the correct form.
Notes from Cycling Ireland
Please note that any event that is received late cannot be accepted. Also enter both your preferred date and your alternative date.… Read more
The 14th of October sees the fifth running of the Carn Wheelers ‘Tour of South Derry’. The annual charity run which has now raised over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support starts from Rossa Park, Magherafelt and covers a distance of 50 miles.
Following on previous years, there is now a shorter route of 37 miles which bypasses the hills near Draperstown and Maghera.
Carn Wheelers are using a secure online entry system through www.entrycentral.com and would encourage participants to use this method, although entries will still be accepted on the day there will be no guarantee of the ‘Tour of South Derry’ T-shirt.… Read more
Please click continue reading to view the picture gallery of the Ulster 100m TT Championships 2012 promoted by Ballymoney CC.
All galleries can also be accessed using the Gallery button on the right of the main page.
All pictures courtesy of Marian Lamb
Jimmy Lavery has just sent in a link to his photographs of the event. Click the following link to view these. Pics of 100 TT Champs by Jimmy Lavery
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Madden Smashes 100 Record - Yes – he’s back and with a bang. After a year of recovering from injury John Madden of Curran Racing ate up the 100 miles at Woodgreen in the Ulster Championships today in a time of 3:45:05 .
This is a new Irish record (subject to ratification) by almost six minutes. In 2010 it was Cuchullain man, Bryan McCrystal who broke Rory Wyleys’s record by a mere one second in a time of 3.51.01.
The weather was kind to the riders today with the sun coming out and becoming quite warm.… Read more
Saturday 22nd September – Cycling Ulster AGM
The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place this coming Saturday at Quinn’s Corner, Ballygawley. The meeting will start at 12.00 noon and there will be refreshments provided. Cycling Ireland may send a representative and we hope to hear from an Events Management Company which have been trialling pre-entry for Cycling Ireland Events. The date for submission of nominations and proposals has now closed.
Sunday 23rd September – John Lindsay Torr Head Challenge
On Sunday 23rd September Team Madigan promote their ever popular Torr Head Challenge.… Read more
Almost forty riders lined up at the North Pole Bar in Dumfries on Sunday to take part in the race of the year – namely the Donegal Supervets race. This is an event which the innovative North Pole CC have been running for the past seven years for members of their own club who have reached that magical fiftieth birthday.
This year they decided to open it up all the Donegal clubs and despite many other events on that day riders travelled from Four Masters, Strabane /Lifford, Saddlerock and Donegal Bay CC.… Read more