Cycling Ulster

Provisional 2015 Road and Off Road Calendar

The provisional road and off road calendar is now available to view. It can be accessed via the Calendar link on the right hand side of this page or can be downloaded at the end of this article..

Please check that your event is correctly listed. If you have any queries please contact Anthony Mitchell, the Ulster Calendar co-ordinator for 2015. He can be contacted via email on

The provisional leisure calendar will be available shortly.

The events highlighted in Green are National Championships, Purple indicates Ulster Championships and Pink indicates free weekend dates.… Read more


Statement Junior Tour Trust Fund and Sportives

Alice-Sherratt-2013-Junior-The organisation of the Junior Tour have been simply overwhelmed by the level of support and suggestions coming from the Irish Cycling Community over the past 10 days.

We have taken on board the promotion of a sportive and the setting up of the Junior Tour Trust Fund.

There are three dates for your diary for fundraising sportives for the Junior Tour Trust.

On December 13th in Munster a sportive will be organised by Will Curtin of Cork Giant store and all entry fees will go to the Junior Tour Trust Fund with further details to be announced by them shortly.… Read more


Kinning on Form at Larne CX

aSeacourt lies on the cliffs overlooking Belfast Lough on the outskirts of Larne.  The Community Centre is situated behind the impressive Catepillar factory and boasts a great 3G football pitch, community hall, kitchen and changing facilities.

The grass areas around the centre have been used by Team Madigan for the last four years.

The course was modified from last year but still made use of the split level grass area set up; the short, steep, muddy climbs; as well as the infamous tight short gravel path at the far end of the course.… Read more


2015 Cycling Ireland Membership Season Open Today

Cycling Ireland are pleased to announce that The 2015 Membership Season will open today, Monday, 10th November 2014. To ensure your members get the best online experience during their application process, we would be grateful if you would address the following steps as soon as is convenient for you:

1. Can you please affiliate your club as soon as possible after your club’s AGM for the following reasons;
a) It’s cheaper (as you know, it gets more expensive after 1st January 2015)
b) The correct officials will be communicated with from the start and included in the Yearbook (cut off point 30th November 2014)
c) Your members will only receive their actual licence after you affiliate.… Read more

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Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn

Sport NI are running a Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex on Thursday 13th November at 7.30 pm in the Lagan Room.

This meeting is for any sports clubs in the Lisburn City Council and surrounding areas who may be interested registering for Clubmark or even learning more about the scheme and about how it could help their local sports club. The format of the evening will be a 30 minute presentation by Declan Steele of SportNI followed by a short Q &  A session where clubs will have the opportunity to ask specific questions on Clubmark NI and the processes involved in gaining accreditation.… Read more

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Crash in Omnium Forces Irvine Out of First World Cup of the Season

Martyn Irvine suffered a blow in last night's opening event in the Men's Omnium when a six bike pile up in the Scratch Race forced the World Champion out of the event with a broken collar bone. Competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Irish man was racing in the closing laps of the scratch race when the crash forced three riders out of the competition. With this being the first World Cup of the season, and the second qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games, this forced withdrawal denies Irvine valuable qualifying points for Rio.… Read more

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Missing Cycling Ulster Radios – Please Check

Cycling Ulster Executive is seeking your help in tracing a number  of radios belonging to Cycling Ulster which unfortunately have not been returned from various races. We would urge all race promoters and marshalls who may have used radios to check their cars, under seats and in any boxes containing race equipment. The hand held radios can easily be lost under car seats as this has happened many times in the past.

The biggest problem is often getting radios from an ambulance which has gone to a hospital following a crash.… Read more

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Ambergreen Tour of Ulster Launched

amCycling enthusiasts will relive the legacy of the Giro d'Italia in May 2015 as teams from across Europe will take to the Northern Ireland roads for the 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster' - one of Ireland's longest established races.

The race, which was established in 1957 and is embedded in the local racing calendar, is attracting riders from Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Holland, GB and Ireland.

Launched on Tuesday (NOV 4) outside Stormont, The 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster' will see cyclists compete for the coveted pink jersey of the race leader yet again as they compete through the four stage route.… Read more

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Track Commissaire Course

Paul-Watson-150x150The National Track Commission has arranged for a training course for potential Track Commissaires.

The dates for the course are 6th and 7th December. The times for the course are: from 10 am on the Saturday until 5 pm and 10 am on the Sunday until 4am.  At the end of the course there will be a one hour written exam.

The venue is the Pavilion at Sundrive Velodrome.

The course will be run only if there are sufficient candidates so please register early if you are interested.… Read more


Amy’s Epic – We were known as “The Crazies”

13Barcelona to Anglet 1st – 7th September

8 o’clock starts and heat into low 30s it was almost like a holiday when Amy reached the Pyrenees. Yet she still had 800km+ to cycle with 21 cols and 18,300m+ to climb. The Pyrenees were wilder than the Alps and that came mostly in the form of animals on the road. Most of the animals were negotiated around but when a horse decided to cross paths with the Lantern Rouge (a Triple Crown rider) on a descent there was an acrobatic summersault over the horse with the rider coming away worse off.… Read more

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