Cycling Ireland has named the FBD Talent Team 2020 Squad, which will be unveiled at the Springfield Hotel, in Lucan, Dublin, next Saturday (9th November) in conjunction with their first training day as a group. The Talent Team 2020 was launched in 2011 with the aim of developing and guiding young riders, with the long-term goal of having a strong squad competing at the Olympic Games in 2020. This year’s squad is a mixture of new and experienced riders
Most sports experience a drop off in participation with young riders as they move into the senior ranks, and in cycling this is no exception.… Read more
Cycling legends Sean Kelly, Daniel Martin, Nicholas Roche and Stephen Roche joined Fiona Cunningham from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) at the recent Cycling Ireland Annual Awards which were held in the O’Callaghan Alexandra Hotel in Dublin.
NITB were promoting the 2014 Giro d’Italia cycle race which will see more than 200 of the world’s best cyclists from over 30 countries arriving in Northern Ireland for what’s known as the Grande Partenza (Big Start) in Belfast on Friday 9th May.
Racing will continue on Saturday in the Greater Belfast area and takes in the scenic North Antrim Coast (May 10) before concluding on the Sunday (May 11) with a road stage from Armagh to Dublin.… Read more
Outdoor Recreation NI, working on behalf of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, are holding two public consultation events to discuss your views on current and future outdoor recreation and activity tourism opportunities in the forests within Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area.
The aim of the study is to consider the provision and quality of activities that take place and facilities present within the forests, and
also what opportunities could be developed in the future. The forests that are being discussed are as follows: Parkanaur, Brantry, Fardross, Favour Royal, Knockmany, Dunmoyle, Mullaghfad, Crocknagrally and Altmore.… Read more
On Sunday Lakeland CC are promoting their Autumn Charity Sportive. Registration is from 9am at the Share Centre in Lisnaskea and the event starts at 10am.There are two routes on offer – 70 Mile and 30 Mile both leaving from share centre Lisnaskea. Each route will have food stops, marshalled, broom wagon, mechanic van, signposted routes, food on completion and changing/shower facilities after the event.
Long Route food stops – Tempo (Opposite the old Police Station) and Black Lion (as you turn left in Black Lion, heading to Florencecourt)Short Route food stop – Just after the Bridge at 11 miles (Before crossing the Derrylin Road)
Cycling Ireland Licensed cyclist £15 and Unlicensed £16.… Read more
Event organisers from Dromara Cycling Club had been soaked by heavy rain the day before when they were doing their first day of set up, but were thankful to be squinting into the early morning sunshine when they were out putting out the rest of the posts and tape around the park on Sunday.
The club would like to thank Lisburn City Council for the use of the park, changing facilities, bike wash and pedestrian barriers. … Read more
It was a glittering gathering of Irish cycling stars, past and present last night in the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel in Dubln. Over two hundred and eighty people came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cycling Ireland. The night also doubled as the annual prize giving dinner.
For those who are new to cycling the names from the present international road race which stood out were Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and Matt Brammeier, the current National Elite Road race champion.
Each of them were interviewed about their achievements and their hopes for the future.… Read more
The David McCall Foundation’s aim for events like this is to provide the kids and their families with an opportunity to get to know one another so they will look forward to future days out riding their bikes whatever the weather.
It also shows them that cycling gives the, a chance to meet friends again and this one did the trick as everyone had a good day out even though we had to cut short the distances due to the rain and wind, typically it calmed down 10 minutes after the start.… Read more
Scratch World Champion, Martyn Irvine has won the Points Race at the World Cup in Manchester. Irvine qualified for the Final earlier today, and conserved his energy for the first half of the stage, before storming to victory with a 3 point lead over second placed Lasse Norman Hansen. Italy’s Elia Viviani (ITA) took the Bronze.
The 120 Points Race is an event where riders start in a bunch, and sprint for intervals throughout the race. With just over 30 laps to go Irvine made his move, and took the remainder of the points, with the final verdict decided on the line.… Read more
This weekend sees Manchester Velodrome play host to Round One of the World Cup Series. This series is of vital importance to those countries wishing to amass points which will go towards qualifying their country for the World Championships.
Ireland’s top track cyclists will compete in the first round of the 2014 World Cup season in Manchester this weekend. World Track Champion, Martyn Irvine will be showing off his World Champion stripes in the Scratch Race, with Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen also competing.
The main aim for riders this weekend is to secure points towards qualifying for the World Championships.… Read more
With the Giro d’Italia starting in Belfast in just over six months away Nicholas Riche will be in Belfast on Sunday evening to talk about the great year he has had in 2013 and his hopes for 2014.
The evening with Nicholas takes place in the Wellington Park Hotel from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will start with a short video followed by a Question and Answer session with Nicholas.
For many cyclists the key questions will centre around how it was to work with Alberto Contador in 2013.… Read more