Cycling Ulster

World University Cycling Championships 2014 – Poland

Criteria Announced for the World University Cycling Championships in Poland
The Selection Criteria has been announced for the World University Cycling Championships which take place in Poland from the 9-13 July, and Cycling Ireland are inviting eligible road riders to apply to take part. The aim is to have a male and female team at these Championships, with those deemed to be of a suitable standard, as assessed by the Student Sport Ireland High Performance Committee, competing.

Interested riders should submit their relevant cycling results to Ronan McLaughlin, Team Manager, by Friday, 30th May at the below contact details.… Read more


Road Races, TT’s and NPS XC Events This Week

Powerhouse TVR Time Trial Series Round One Thursday 20th May
Powerhouse TVR Time Trial Series Round One take place this Thursday night 22nd May on the Warrenpoint/Newry Dual Carriageway. This is the first in a three event series of time trials and a new undertaking for Team Vision Racing so go along and support them. The event distance is ten miles.

The sign-on will be at the Harbour Docks from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. Riders are reminded that a working rear red light is a must for all time trials.… Read more


Reminder Enter Foyle City Criterium and Kilbride Charity Cycle

Kilbride Charity Cycle 7th June
Kilbride Cyclists are proud to offer a scenic country route of 90km around County Antrim which has a few inclines and takes a break in Glenarm for refreshments.

So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the Kilbride Cyclists Charity Challenge is the event for you!

The Challenge starts and finishes at Kilbride Presbyterian Church which has ample car parking and changing facilities. En-route there will be water stations, a “broom wagon” for breakdowns etc.… Read more


Rás Dhun na nGall, Devlin 10 and Bobby Crilly RR Opening for Entry

Rás Dhun na nGall 2014 - 30th May - 1st June

Rás Dhun na nGall 2014The Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, has just announced that the 2014 Ras Dhun na nGall three-day stage race will take place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 30th May, 31st May and 1st June. Online entry is now available on the club website, The entry fee is €55 per person, rising to €65 on 10th May. The race is open to A2 and A3 riders.… Read more


Tour of Omagh Information – A4/Women’s Stage Race

tooTour of Omagh Press Release
The county town of Omagh is the place to be this June for the best A4 racing cyclists across Ireland.  The 3-day stage race takes place from 27-29th June and features a similar format to previous years with three road stages and one time trial stage. Of those stages, two of the road stages have challenging new routes to ensure the race keeps fresh and offers riders something different. Interestingly, the race will not feature a hill-top finish this year, but will however provide hard hilly routes to help provide dynamic and exciting racing.… Read more


Commonwealth Games Update

As we move into the final week for riders to reach the nomination standard to be considered for a place on the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games team I'd like to thank everyone for all their cooperation over the last year and a half.

In the last few weeks three more riders have met the standard. Colin Davenport met the kilometre time on the track, as did James Brown with pilot Dave Readle and Fraser Duncan has also joined the list.

Moving into the final week this is all the riders who have met the nomination standard.… Read more

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Belgian Style Racing at Donegal Kermesse

aIt may have been an all Italian affair last weekend with the Giro but on Saturday the theme was Belgium when Donegal Bay Cycling Club hosted their annual Kermesse at Mountcharles. Now in its second year, the race used the same course which proved so popular in the inaugural 2013 event.

The six kilometre circuit included a very fast technical descent and an agonising climb from the coast up through the village and was completed 13 times.

The A4 race was run off in the morning and the strong tailwind along the coast saw the bunch  cruise along the bay at 30 mph.… Read more


Competitive Racing at Emyvale

Emyvale CC had an incredible turnout of cyclists for the Grand Prix Sponsored by Barry Mc Kenna Agri Hire Emyvale on a fast rolling course which produced exciting racing going through the North Monaghan villages of Glaslough and Emyvale.

There were four separate senior events with the women's event being part of the National League.

There was also a full programme of events for the Youth riders. Emyvale Credit Union Sponsored the youth events.

In A1/A2 race Greg Swinard produced a mammoth ride to hold off the main bunch for the entire last lap for the win.… Read more


Mc Cann Takes Inaugural McCann Givan Stewart Trophy

Fifteen Under 16's signed on for the first running of the 'McCann Givan Stewart Youth Trophy', labelled beforehand as a 'Youth Classic' by the organisers because of the difficulty of the classic Tommy Givan course just outside Hillsborough.

That was a statement that was lived up to by the lads who raced over 3 laps of the 9 mile circuit, a fast 7 miles gradual down and flat followed by 1.5 miles of rising roads to a half mile flat run in to the finish.

First move was made by Jake Gray of East Tyrone on the 2nd lap, he took off on the rise into Annahilt and onto Leghacurry he had about 20 seconds on the bunch who didn't react but gradually brought Gray back before the lap finish.… Read more


‘McCann Givan Stewart Youth Trophy Saturday

TheYouth-Trophy Under 16 Youth Classic on Saturday promises to be the hardest race on the calendar for this age group, and just like the Tommy Givan road race that follows it, all who ride it will remember it as a classic event.

The prize list is extensive, a magnificent cup provided by the sponsors, medals for the 1-2-3, vouchers of £50, £30 and £20 for CRC, a race jersey from Slane Cycles and Tee shirts an...d freebees from the David McCall foundation.

The 3 laps of the circuit is a testing race for these guys, expect fast racing for the first 7 miles of each lap and fireworks up the rolling hills in the final 2 miles where the race can be won or lost, when the craftiest can overcome the strongest.… Read more

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