Cycling Ulster
27Jan/140

Congratulations to New A Grade Commissaires

Aidan Higgins of Carn Wheelers and Aaron Wallace of Banbridge CC have successfully completed and passed the tough up-grade A National commissaire course.

The course took place last weekend in Drogheda and was delivered by Jack Watson, Paul Waton and Gary McIlroy. The course certainly puts the comms through their paces and the test is not easy so it is a credit to Aaron and Aidan on passing this course.

The two lads now join the ranks of the A Grade Commissaires. Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate them on their achievement and wish them every success in the future.… Read more

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26Jan/140

Apollo on the Up and Up

aThe hard working committee of Apollo Cycling Team took the club to a new level last night when their new club rooms were officially launched in Lurgan. The club rooms are situated in an enviable position in the middle of High Street one of the busiest thoroughfares in the town.

Craigavon Borough Council , which for many years has been proactive in promoting cycling and the benefits of riding a bike,  had been very supportive of the club in their endeavours to bring their plan for a dedicated club rooms to fruition.… Read more

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24Jan/140

Omagh Wheelers Youth day

Omagh Wheelers will promote a Youth development day on Sunday 26th January at Campsie Industrial Estate in Eglinton, Co. Derry.

Sign-on is from 11am, with the event starting at 12pm. The event will cater for Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 riders however groups will be based on ability, not age.

The event will be based around a 1.7mile course. Tje entry fee is  £5 and refreshments will be provided by Omagh Wheelers.

For further details, contact Enda Harpur on 07739 909851

Here's hoping for a good day both in terns of weather and in youth training.… Read more

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24Jan/140

Registration Open for On the Rivet

Registration is now open for a new charity leisure cycle on the 30th March. On the Rivet. is an event celebrating John Mulligan brother of well known cyclists Paul and Julie Mulligan.

Sean Kelly will also be at the event to lend his support to the family.Registration takes place in the Village Inn in Killyclogher on Thurs 23rd/Fri 24th and Thurs 30th Jan from 8.00pm. Registration fee is £50 which includes a jacket. Sign on will also be available in Caldwell Cycles in Omagh.

Please Note

There will be no registration on the day of the event.… Read more

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24Jan/140

Cycling Ireland Board Update

New National Track Records
At the last meeting of the Board of Cycling Ireland the following new National Track Records were approved,

6th Dec 2013 Caroline Ryan Elite Women 3 KmsSS  Mexico World Cup   3m:34.257s (3:34.515)

6th Dec 2013   Eoin Mullen      Elite Men 200MtsFS       Mexico World Cup   9.834s (9.965s)

Note! Previous record is in brackets.

The Board has formally written to the two riders acknowledging their records and congratulating them on their achievements.

2014 Technical Regulations

At the same meeting the Board approved the updated version of the Technical Regulations for 2014.… Read more

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23Jan/140

National Training Camp for Juniors -Skill Based

Cycling Ireland is holding its first Junior Men's Training Camp of the year this weekend, in Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick, where they will be training off-road. While the 2014 Selection Criteria will be announced shortly, the riders attending this camp have been selected based on their 2013 performances and engagement and participation in CI programs in previous seasons.

Coach Neill Delahaye, speaking ahead of the training camp, said:

"This is the first get together of the Junior Men's squad this year, and we are taking them off-road for the weekend and also bringing in some cross training as a new challenge.… Read more

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22Jan/140

Ballymoney Giro Reliability Trial Sunday 26th

vanThe Ballymoney CC Giro Reliability Trial will be held this Sunday 26th, sign on from 8.30am at Ballymoney Rugby Club. (Showers, changing facilities and secure parking).

There will be two routes - 80 miles and 50 miles. Starting at the first roundabout that the riders of the Giro will encounter on the 10th May as they pass Ballymoney on the A26. Turning towards Portrush and the Antrim coast on the B62. This right hand turn will be known as Biesty's Corner and will feature on the race day with family fun events and Italian culture.… Read more

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22Jan/140

Cycling Ireland Membership System – Please Read

A few members have contacted me regarding problems they have had in using the new membership registration system. The problems seem to affect some club secretaries who are having difficulties as well as individual members.

I am in Dublin all day tomorrow to receive some training and I would like to hear of any issues you may have with the new system. It is only by solving these problems that  we will able to provide a system that everyone is happy with.

For many the whole process of event application, club affiliation, transfers, member registration and new member registration has been painless and worry free.… Read more

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21Jan/140

Tour of the North Back on Track

2It is with great pleasure that Cycling Ulster can announce that the prestigious Tour of the North Cycle Race is back on the calendar.

For some the announcement of its cancellation last night came both as a shock and disappointment. However such is the esteem in which this event is held that it was always on the cards that some group would wish to save it. Today that is what happened.

Joan McCullough of Ballymena, whose family has long been associated with the race, has taken on the intimidating task of Race Director along with her father Alan Mark who was race director for many years.… Read more

21Jan/140

WANTED: Off Road Commissaires

The College of Commissaires is seeking expressions of interest for off-road commissaires from Ulster. Interested candidates must have been a member of Cycling Ireland for at least 3 years and have a keen interest in off-road cycling (cross-country or downhill). It is expected that a one-day training session will be taking place in the near future most likely on a weekend day. This appeal is being spread across Ireland and the final date and venue for the training has not been set.

At the moment we need to get a list of names to Cycling Ireland.… Read more

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