Cycling Ulster

Strangford Sportive Pre-Entry Open

image001The Strangford Sportive boasts three different routes around some of County Down’s beautiful scenery.  The 50- and 25-mile routes both set off from Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, around marshalled roads around the area’s picturesque drumlins.

The 2.5-mile route, ideal for families to enjoy together, explores the park.

Whichever route you cycle, you’ll be welcomed back to base with a FREE Good Little BBQ provided by the Good Little Company.  Podium 4 Sport will be there with a support vehicle to help in the case of any problems.… Read more

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100 Mile TT Champs This Sunday

The Ballymoney CC hosted Ulster 100 mile Time Trial Championships will go ahead this Sunday 29th on the A26 (Woodgreen) course.
The roadworks were cleared today at 4,30pm and all 4 lanes are clear.
Sign on is from 8.00am and the first rider is off at 9.00am.
The organisers would really apprecitae it if anyone was free to come along to help out even for a short time to relieve some of the crew.
Contact Maurice McAllister on 07707088396 if you can help.

Riders are reminded of the following

  • riding on or close to the centre white line is NOT permitted and penalties or disqualificaton may be applied
  • warming up on the course is not permitted once the event has started
  • no one is to pass the time keeper when they are warming up once the event has started.
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Weekend Leisure Events

Sunday 29th September – Tour of Monaghan promoted by Emyvale McQuaid Tyres
The Tour of Monaghan  hosted by Emyvale Cycling Club takes place this coming Sunday 29th September. Sign on is in Emyvale leisure centre from 8:30am and the event is leaving the village at 9:30 sharp. Entry is 10 euro.

There will be food stops en route, refreshments and showers available after also. Each group will be accompanied by an experienced club member from Emyvale. There will be a group to suit everyone’s ability and speed. … Read more


Reminder – Support Strive for 5

dia‘Strive For 5’ is a group of cyclists from across Northern Ireland who not only share a passion for cycling but also know what it means to manage diabetes in their daily lives. They will be taking part in the ‘Atlantic to Titanic Cycle Challenge’ on Saturday 28th September 2013 and they want you to get involved.

They will be starting the challenge in Ballyshannon at 8.00am and then moving on to Belleek, Enniskillen, Tempo, Fintona, Augher, Aughnacloy, Benburb, Moy, Portadown, Lurgan, Moira, Lisburn and finishing at Titanic Belfast.… Read more

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Downey Rides Well In Junior Worlds TT

DSC_0049Ireland’s Mark Downey finished in 48th place in the Junior Men’s Time Trial at the World Championships in Italy today. The first year Junior rode a consistent and steady race over the 21.8km course, to finish in a time of 29.13.63, with a speed of 44.75kmph.

The World Title was won by Igor Decraene of Belgium, with Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark) and Zeke Mostov (USA) taking silver and bronze respectively. The UCI Road World Championships in Toscana, Italy started this week, and run from the 22nd – 29th September.… Read more


David McCall Fun Day Cancelled

DMcCDue to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the Youth Fun Day at the Maze site set for this Saturday.
The Maze management team and Lisburn city council were very supportive of our event but getting permission to use the site goes further up the ‘civil service/government’ chain where it has stalled.

The David McCall Foundation is fuly comimitted to supporting Youth Cycling in Ulster.

Apologies to everyone, but on a brighter note we have the plans and volunteers in place for the future.… Read more


Mullen Motors to 7th Place in Worlds TT

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen demonstrated the strength and depth of his talent in the U23 Time Trial today at the World Championships, finishing in 7th place out of 74 starters in the 42.79km race against the clock. Teammate Marcus Christie finished in a strong 28th place, in the event that was won by Australia’s Damien Howson, ahead of Paillot (France) and Hansen (Denmard).

The UCI Road World Championships in Toscana, Italy started this week, and run from the 22nd – 29th September. 19 year old Mullen is in his first year racing as a senior, and has already stamped his mark in track cycling, winning two Bronze medals in the European U23 Championships earlier this summer.… Read more


Good Turn Out for CX Training

cxt3The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission organised a cyclo-cross training day on Sunday 22 September 2013 at Lurgan Park which will be the venue for the upcoming Ulster CX series which starts in two weeks.

This is the third year that the commission has organised this training and again they are very thankful for the support of Fred MacSorley and Roger Aiken.

Thirteen riders came along at midday to enjoy a healthy lunch which was followed by a Powerpoint presentation about the sport, the nature of the courses, duration, equipment, training, and preparation for race day.… Read more


Strong Irish Team for World Championships

Eleven Irish riders will compete across the Junior, U23 and Elite Men and Women categories at the UCI Road World Championships in Toscana, Italy starting this week. The Championships run from the 22nd – 29th September, with Ireland entering strong teams across these events.

This afternoon in the Men’s U23 Time Trial, Ireland will have two entrants; Ryan Mullen and Marcus Christie. In his first year out of Junior, Mullen has already stamped his mark in the U23 ranks, winning two Bronze medals in the European U23 Track Championships earlier this summer.… Read more


22/09/2013 Ulster 25 Mile TT Championships – Dungannon

DSC_0019 (200x127)The Ulster 25 mile time trial championships was held today on the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley dual carriageway.

The event was promoted by the UCPC for the first time and they pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable day. The weather remained dry and very mild with the temperature sitting at 20 degrees and a light wind

The course along the new carriageway from Dungannon to Ballygawley was excellent in that the surface as smooth and there was little traffic. There is a climb or long drag on the course which proved tough but fast times were still recorded.… Read more

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