Get ready for Ciclovía as it is set to arrive in Belfast this Autumn. Already a worldwide phenomenon, Ciclovía is a health and community based initiative which closes a part of the City to traffic, on a given day, for a specific period of time, in which cyclists are given the opportunity to ride through the traffic free zone of the City. It is also an opportunity to create a mini festival environment which will attract and encourage people to come into the City centre, on their bikes, and enjoy the freedom of the City and sense of community.
West Down Wheelers October Soup Cycle Saturday 10th October
Katesbridge Hall will open for sign-on at 8 oclock. The entry fee os £10 but for anyone who needs a day licence it will be £12. Riders will head off at 9 oclock.The Wheelers will dictate a steady 16mph average round the course, but stronger riders may decide on a different pace. As its 99% left turns or straight through roundabouts there will be just one lead car and Broom wagon with St Johns Ambulance. Riders must abide by the Laws of the Land and a helmet must be worn.… Read more
The Bike Project Belfast is an initiative to provide asylum seekers with a cheap means of transport. The project was started by Rita Wild and is a direct response to the refugee crisis in Europe. She learned that we have about 800 refugees and asylum seekers living in Belfast currently. An asylum seeker is given £35 per week in total and is not allowed to work. It can take many years for a case to be settled. A bicycle has the power to totally transform a life here in the North.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.… Read more
This weekend Island Wheelers will be promoting their annual Age Concern Charity Cycle starting from Scotch Street in Dungannon. Full details can be viewed on the Poster below.
Carn Wheelers have also opened their online entry for the very popular Tour of South Derry which takes place on Sunday 11th October. Details of how to enter follow below.… Read more
The 2015 British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Road Championships provided Ulster with one of its best results yet, both individually and for a team, in one of the counting events.
In the Street Sprint event, Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) went two better from last year to take the outright win in the competition, beating off 51 of the best riders in the UK to take the top step of the podium, to give us our best ever placing in these Road Championships. … Read more
There is no doubt that cyclo-cross is growing across Ireland with more and more riders taking the plunge to line up and charge around the local parks. The racing is short and intense but fun-filled with varied terrain to challenge all. This weekend is the first of the Fixx series in Dublin which has been sold out. In Ulster, there is a cyclo-cross training day at Lurgan Park on Sunday with the opening first round of the Ulster series taking place the following week (4 October).… Read more
This weekend the hardworking Square Wheels club are running their strive for 5's Sportive from Donegal to Belfast in aid of Diabetes UK. Strive for 5's is a cycling sportive which was started in 2013 by Adrian McNally, a member of The Moy Square Wheels Cycling Club to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK.
The cycle takes place each September from the West coast of Ireland, Ballyshannon in Donegal to Belfast on the East coast - Atlantic to Titanic. This year the event is this Saturday 27th September.… Read more
Sharing Rural Roads – Top Tips for Cyclists and Farmers
One side cyclists – flipside farmers
Give cyclists room
The Highway Code states you should give cyclists at least as much room as you would a car. Please give people on bikes plenty of space.… Read more
An 8 rider Cycling Ulster Youth squad will head to Sheffield this weekend for the season-ending British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Youth Championships which will take place over three days with racing centred around the National Trust property at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.
The Cycling Ulster team will comprise four Girls and four Boys, witha strong representation of National Champions and medallists among the number.
The Boys’ team is made up of Adam Ward (Omagh Wheelers), Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC), Conor Halvey (Errigal CC) and Xeno Young (Powerhouse Sport),whilst the girls have North Down CC duo of Molly McLarnon and Katie Armstrong along with Shauna McFadden (Errigal CC) and Amanda Gallagher (Caldwell Cycles Omagh).… Read more