The Audi GP promoted by East Antrim Audi took place today in warm sunshine. The 64 mile race saw the riders cover eight laps of the 7.9 mile circuit around Ballynure. The race catered for A1 to A3 riders and included a long drag which was to prove the undoing for many.
Early into the race a break got away which included Curtis Gilmore (Team Madigan), Ali Macauley (Team ASEA), Des Woods (Newry Wheelers), Conor McCann (NRPT Magnet.ie) and Ryan Reilly (AC Bisontine).
This group steadily increased their lead on the chasing pack.… Read more
Host club Omagh wheelers have lined up a fantastic support cast to the national cycling championships in the county Tyrone town over the last weekend in June.
Working in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh district council they will turn the newly opened Oasis plaza into the cycling village a focal point for spectators for the weekend. The plaza side adjacent to the start and finish line of the town based circuit.
The organisers have converted the Oasis plaza into a haven of entertainment and information throughout the big weekend. … Read more
In advance of the National TT Champs which are promoted under UCI Regulations all those hoping to take part are advised that there are strict rules governing the Time trial bikes being used. All riders must have bikes conforming to UCI Standards. You can download the specification document that highlights the dimensions and what exactly is checked on the evening of the Time Trial Championships at the end of this article.
Hopefully this post will provide awareness for everybody to plan accordingly and avoid issues on the night with non conforming bikes which will result in the rider not being permitted to start.… Read more
AccessNI applications have now gone completely online and we can no longer accept paper applications. All details of how to get an Access Check through Cycling Ulster can be found by using the Safeguarding Button on the right hand side of this page.
Patrick McAleavey and I are the recognised signatories for AccessNI. When you apply for a check please ensure that you apply for an ENHANCED Check as this is the only one we can accept. Please be aware that information found will appear on your certificate but unless you appear on the barred list a criminal record will not bar you from working with young people.… Read more
Bangor Coastal Challenge Promoted by North Down CC Sunday 21st June
North Down CC are promoting the Bangor Coastl Challenge this Sunday which takes in a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch. So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the NDCC Bangor Coastal Challenge is the event for you!
The Challenge starts and finishes on the Old Belfast Rd.… Read more
Last night will go down in Ards CC history as one of our great events – big fields, an enthusiastic crowd, sporty motor cars, and an Ards CC winner. Excellent!
First up was the crowd’s favourite – the novice event. The race was run as a short handicap, with the under 6s getting a 30 second start on the under 8s, and a further 30s to the older kids. It was great to see the stars of the future in action. One of last year’s heroes, Bradley Kinning, had graduated from a balance bike to pedals this year.… Read more
Crit racing returned to Antrim town last night for the first time in many years. The event which formed Round 3 of the Seat Crit Series was promoted by Old Bleach Cycling Club of Randalstown in conjuction with Antrim's programme of festivities.
First off were the U16's who were fairly evenly matched and so no-one was giving ground and the racing was fast. Riders such as Xeno Young (U/A) and Niall Lawrence (Bann Valley) were fresh from hard racing on the track at the Duane Delaney event last weekend in Dublin.… Read more
On the 26th June 1955 Isabel Woods set out on a 386 mile cycle from ‘Mizen Head’ in Cork to ‘Fair Head’ in Antrim, hoping to set the record for this “Irish End to End”. She completed the journey in 23 hours and 3 minutes. Isabel held this record for 52 years until in 2007 when it was broken by Rose Leigh Albeit, by an 18 mile shorter course.
During June 2015 some of Isabel’s relatives will repeat the journey, the difference being age and fitness.… Read more
Entries Open for Scott Bicycles Junior Tour
Following on from the recent announcement of a new title sponsor for the Junior Tour of Ireland by Scott Bicycles, Race Organiser Alice Sherratt has now announced that entries are open for the 2015 edition which will once again be held around the roads of County Clare in the West of Ireland.
Early indications are showing that there will be an increase in the number of riders competing in this years race from both home and abroad with foreign teams from the USA, South Africa, France, Scotland, The Netherlands and the U.K already confirming their intentions to line out against the Irish from July 14th -19th.… Read more
This is another busy week for cycling as many clubs are running events for Bikeweek. There are also lots of open competitive events in the calendar. There are three crits this week - Tuesday in Antrim, Wednesday in Ards and Friday in Belfast. Click HERE for more infomation about these. There is a time trial on Thursday promoted by Spires CC and the Audi GP, promoted by East Antrim Audi takes place on Saturday. More information on these last two events below.
Thursday 18th June Round Three Spires CC TT Trilogy and Prize Presentation
This Thursday 18th June..… Read more