Cycling Ulster
23Oct/140

National Records Approved

The Board of Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce a number of new records which have been recently approved. For Ulster interest John Madden (Dig Deep Inspired), Mark Downey (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) and Marcus Christie (An Post) broke a number of Time Trial records.

On the track Declan Mulholland of Clann Eireann broke the 4 Kms S/S record as part of Team Ireland along with Sean Grimes, Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan.

Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate all the new record holders. Full list of new records can be viewed below.… Read more

22Oct/140

Ulster CX Series Rd 4 Now Open for Registration

On Sunday 26th October 2014 North Down Cycling Club will host Rd 4 of the Ulster CX Series at Castle Park in Bangor. As per 2013 the course will be situated on the grassy banks and wooded area close to the Aurora Leisure Centre Complex in Castle Park, Bangor County Down.

Castle Park has had a great history of cyclo-cross and mountain bike races over the years held by both North Down and Xmtb.    The terrain is 60% forest path, 35% open grass area and 5% path.  … Read more

21Oct/140

Halloween Fun this Weekend – Road and Off Road

cicSaturday 25th October - October Soup Cycle
The October Soup Cycle is being promoted on Saturday by Church Island Cycling. It is the last roadbased leisure event of the year.

The event starts in Bellaghy and there are four routes on offer to suit every level of cyclist.

The main route is 50 miles with several optional escape routes suitable for novices and youth. There are options for a 20 mile, 40 mile and 47 mile course. Most of the routes are flat except for the 50 mileroute which takes in the climb of Matty's Brae.… Read more

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20Oct/140

Island Wheelers Put on Superb CX Event

The Ulster Cyclo-cross series made its third return to Windmill Park where Island Wheelers were once again hosts.  With strong winds and heavy rain the night before the participants all expected another wet event in Dungannon.  However, the sun came out for the youth races and the day got off to a great start.  The course designers had upped their game with a super set up for the youth races which were created in the middle of the grass area, right in the heart of the event, but in such as way that the adult course was independent and wrapped around the youth courses allowing lots of time for main course practice.  … Read more

17Oct/142

Ulster Girls Selected for Hoy Future Stars

hoyShenna McKiverigan of Banbridge CC and Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC received fantastic news last week when they were selected to take part in the Hoy Future Stars Revolution Series. Both girls have been placed on the Sky team for the series.

This is a fantastic opportunity for both of them. Unfortunately for Ciara the series takes place right in the middle of her exams and sensibly she has decided not to take up the offer, deciding that her education must take precedence, She is however, extremely proud to have been selected.… Read more

16Oct/140

Carn Wheelers Say Thanks

Over the years the Tour of South Derry organisation committee have honed this charity event into a very popular cycle run.   This year we again intended to adhere to our winning formula (Stick strictly to cycling, plan a safe but challenging route, marshal it well,  feed
and reward the participants with a memento of the day).

And so with months of preparation behind us,  the club once again hosted a very successful Tour of South Derry.  The weather played its part,  and over 450 cyclist took to the roads,  helping to raise much needed funding for Macmillan Cancer Support.… Read more

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16Oct/140

Youth Track Trip

2The Irish and Ulster Youth Academy are planning to take a group of U13 to U15 riders to the track at Newport from 2nd to the 4th November 2014.

The cost will £100 which includes all transport, meals, accomodation, track coach and bikes etc.

If you are interested please contact Brian McComb www.facebook.com/brian.mccomb.18 or Maurice McAllister on maurice1958@gmail.com… Read more

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15Oct/140

Hills Above Drumquin Sunday 19th October

The 2014 Hills Above Drumquin challenge and leisure cycle will take place on Sunday 19th October with special guest Sky TV, presenter Graham Little.

The organisers of the event, the Drumquin Cycling club, have also announced that there will be two routes for the event. Graham Little will take to the course for the longer route of 42 miles and this will include focal points such as Bessy Bell, Glenbane and Pigeon top Mountains.

There will be a 20 miles route also available as part of the event and will be a less demanding challenge for leisure cyclists on the day.… Read more

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15Oct/140

Pre- Registration Open for Rd 3 Ulster CX Series

Round 3 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will be held at Windmill Park in Dungannon on Sunday 19 October 2014 promotes by Island Wheelers. As well as the main cyclo-cross races there will be a full range of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 16s as well as a mountain bike race for men and women. The Cyclo-cross B race men will be starting one minute after the Cyclo-cross women's race. The Cyclo-cross A' race will start once this race is over (1:30 pm). Read more

15Oct/140

Notice of Cycling Ulster AGM 2014

The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 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.

All club secretaries have been notified by email of this AGM and have received the appropriate forms.… Read more

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