With the upcoming Cyclo-cross season about to start in October, the Cycling Ulster Off-road commission have organised a Cyclo-cross training day on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Lurgan Park. Start time 12 pm with lunch to begin. Finish 4 pm.
There will be a mix of classroom style talks on the sport, the equipment, race preparation and training, etc before the practical work outside.
There are a unique set of skills for cyclo-cross racing which will include dismounts, remounts, cornering and tackling barriers and steps. There will also be a tour of the course for the upcoming first round of the 2014 series which is being held at Lurgan Park.… Read more
There are a number of leisure events on this coming Sunday around Ulster. I have listed details below of those about which I have information. Unfortunately the Emyvale Tour of Monaghan down for Sunday has had to be cancelled.
Sunday 28th September - The Hooley Round Cooley
The Hooley Round Cooley, promoted by BC Camlough is now in its 2nd year. 100+ cyclists enjoyed the course last year. Registration opens at 9am at Craobh Rua Hurling Club Mill Hill High Street Bessbrook ( close to Bessbrook Community Centre ) and once you register you can enjoy a tea, coffee and biscuits before the official start at 10am.… Read more
The 2014 John Lindsay Memorial Torr Head Challenge promoted by Team Madigan Cycling Club attracted 293 hardy riders from all over Ulster to the beautiful Antrim Coast on Sunday 21st September. The riders were going to ride one of the top cycling routes in Ireland and the UK to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Bathed in brilliant sunshine the riders were treated to stunning views of our coastline and Scotland, which stood out proud on what was an extremely clear day.
Dispatched in three groups from Ballygalley Community Centre onto the Coast Road was a sight to behold as people of all ages took part, seasoned racing men and women alongside leisure cyclists. … Read more
In his World Championship debut, Carrick-on-Suir's Michael O'Loughlin has finished in an impressive 8th position in the Junior Men's Time Trial in Ponferrada, Spain. The first year junior started the 29.5km course as the 41st starter, setting the early fastest time, which he held until Germany's Sven Reutter finished faster. The eventual race winner was Germany's Lennard Kamna, With Adrien Costa (USA) and Michael Storer (AUS) taking silver and bronze. Ireland's Mark Downey, who won a silver medal in the Scratch Race at the European Track Championshps, finished in 34th position.… Read more
Ryan Mullen has won a silver medal in the Men's U23 Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain today. In extremely wet conditions the Irish man took control of the race from the start, posting the fastest time at each time check along the route. With three riders to go, it looked like Ireland would secure the gold, until a fast finishing Campbell Flakemore (Aus) narrowly pipped Mullen, to take the World Title. Flakemore took gold, Mullen silver, and Stefan Keung (SUI) won the bronze medal.… Read more
An overwhelming 97 riders cycled the rolling route throughout the district from Banbridge Rugby Club taking in towns and villages like Scarva, Loughbrickland, Rathfriland and Dromore to name but a few.
The weather was perfect with very light wind and lovely sunshine all day after the morning fog had lifted. A re-fuelling stop was welcomed in Moneyslane before a fantastic spread of tea and cakes awaited everyone at the finish.… Read more
The annual mixed two up time trial took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The event which had been cancelled last year was resurrected this year by the hard working Church Island Cycling club. Unfortunately due to the rescheduled Women's and Vets national Championship falling on the same weekend some of the regular contenders were missing.
Five teams took to the line on the Toome course and were timed off by Gordon Parker. Favourites were Eileen and Jason Burns of Ballymena CRC as Eileen has been putting in some super times in recent events.… Read more
There was sponsorship from Maryland stalwart Gerry McCann and support on the ground from current Maryland Wheelers club members.
The pleasant weather attracted many kids and parents to the event for the 3 distances for the 3 ages groups ranging from 10 -16 and all had a great time with only one mishap to report on the road. Thankfully young Mark's sore shoulder is on the mend and the Foundation sends its thanks to his very understanding mum and the fantastic medic Andrea Nash who comforted Mark.… Read more
Lakeside Wheelers are delighted to announce that the rescheduled Women's and Vets National Road Race Championships will go ahead at Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 20th September. Thanks to the great assistance we have received from the local community, Westmeath County Council, Civil Defence, and the Gardai, we will have closed roads on the circuit for the championships. Race HQ will be in Multyfarnham Community Centre beside the GAA pitch and the original race entries and start numbers will stand.
Sign on will be from 9:30am , the Women will close at 10:30 and the Vets will close at 11am.… Read more
Well done to all who took part particularly our record breakers Marcus Christie (Senior) and John Madden (Veteran)
All Pics by Marian Lamb.… Read more