Sign on will be at the park and share car park on the Belfast side of Toome at 6.00pm with the first rider off the line at 7.00pm. A working rear red light is compulsory for these events.
The cost is £5 each. This is an open TT and full open TT rules apply.… Read more
Rostrevor Mountainbike Festival in Association with Newry & Mourne District Council will take place next weekend between 4th – 6th May. Practice kicks off on Saturday 4th May and three local clubs, each specialising in different disciplines, will be organising the events to ensure a very special rider experience.
Chainreaction Cycles club will be organising round 2 of the Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series (IDMS) on 5th May, Dromara Cycling Club will be organising round 2 of the Ulster Cross Country Series on the 5th May and Plush MTB will be organising an Open Enduro event on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.… Read more
Cycling Ireland in conjunction with BMX Ireland is promoting a BMX Commissaires Course on the weekend of 11th and 12th May 2013. The tutor will be Mr Phil Townsend a British Cycling BMX commisaire and a member of their BMX commission..
The course will be based on Cycling Ireland’s BMX Technical Regulations which can be found on the Cycling Ireland website. It will be a two day course based at Cherry Orchard BMX track
Saturday 11th May, registration 10:30 for a start time of 11:00, there will be one hour lunch break and the day will terminate at 17:00.… Read more
The main event of the day was the Gilmore McLaughlin Cup race which was a handicapped event for A1- A3 riders. A3′s received a three minute advantage back to A2 who were a minute ahead of A1′s.
This handicap was to prove significant in the very blustery and, at times, wet and cold conditions. The riders faced six laps of the eleven mile lumpy circuit which also had a few longer drags thrown in for good measure.… Read more
Not many people like to ride a time trial twice, the body on fire sensations, particularly for the first event of the year, aren’t particularly pleasant, but when John Madden had an issue fitting his rear wheel, started his event and watched his minute man ride off into the distance, something was wrong. The answer came apparent at the turn when his rear tub went pop having rubbed his brake blocks for 3 1/2 miles at a very high wattage.
However James McLaughlin, not wanting to see him get off so lightly, threw him his car keys and told him he could restart.… Read more
The event was run over a new course which still had the Banbridge stamp of toughness. Banbridge had pulled out all the stops to enable this event to go ahead as last minute road works closed down their usual course. The new course included some tough climbs and fast descents.
With many of your top riders getting ready for the May Bank Holiday stage races and the Rás a few weeks later this was the largest turn out of A1 and A2 riders to date.… Read more
Additional Information for Super Six TT Saturday 27th April
The sign-on premises is Kildress Plumbing Supplies, and as they open for business on a Saturday riders are asked to leave the front of the premises free for their customers, leave the area tidy, and/or park at the finish line lay-by.
Also since the Cookstown 100 is also on in the area that weekend additional marshalls will be present but the organisers have also stated they will cut the event by one mile if this becomes absolutely necessary in the interest of rider safety.… Read more
The very popular Ras Dhun na nGall takes place around Ardara on the last weekend of May. This year there has been a marked rise in the number of entries as the news gets around about the excellence of this event.
Unfortunately accommodation in the area is hard to come by and all those wishing to come along and either participate in the race or support their team are advised to get their accommodation booked as soon as possible.
The best way to do this is by contacting Nora on 00353 872828793 or drop her an email at email@example.com leaving your contact details and your requirements.… Read more
Carn Wheelers are set for the biggest Road Race in Ulster for 2013 which takes place 4th – 6th May covering over 250 miles. The race has attracted the top riders in the country who will fight it out over the 3 days to wear the coveted yellow jersey sponsored by BP McKeefry, for the climbers the Time Bar & Venue polka dot jersey is up for grabs while the Under 23s will fight to wear the white jersey sponsored by Cicli Sport, Moneymore.… Read more
The 2013 Youth Tour was officially launched this week in the glorious surroundings of Glenveagh National Park. A large crowd attended the launch held in the Visitor’s Centre. Errigal Cycling Club have come on board for the second year running to promote this prestigious event.
Chairman of the club, Derek Alcorn, opened the proceedings by welcoming some of the especially invited guests which included Michael McBride (Donegal County Council), John Watson (Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce), Tommy and Marian Lamb (Cycling Ulster) and Paul Devenney (Commissaire).
A short promotional video was then shown of last year’s event and this professional video had everyone asking for more.… Read more