Cycling Ulster

More Medal Success For Irish Paracyclists

Colin Lynch and Eoghan Clifford have won time trial gold on another day of medal winning success for the Ireland squad at the UCI Paracycling Road World Cup in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland today.

Double world championship winner Lynch made it back-to-back successes in world cup time trials with victory in the MC2 time trial following his success at the first round of the series in Maniago, Italy last week.

In a dominant performance on a mainly flat 14.15km course that suited strong riders, Lynch had 63.72 seconds in hand over Arslan Gilmutdinov of Russia with Israel Hilario Rimas of Peru a further ten seconds in arrears.… Read more


Ulster Do Well in Duane Delaney Track GP

aAfter strong winds postponed the Track season opener last week it was finally underway yesterday with 75 riders from all over Ireland entered to give it their all at the Velodrome in Dublin. The event was a Omnium event with 3 "sprint" events and a tough 20 scratch race to separate the men from the boys.

Six Ulster riders braved the early start and headed down to Dublin for the season opener and what a day it was for them.

The heavy rain forecasted earlier on in the week was nowhere to be seen and the sun was out for much of the day.… Read more

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14/06/2015 Ballymoney 25 m TT Woodgreen

Lynch in Top Form at Ballymoney TT
Fifty riders turned up at Woodgreen this morning in bright but blustery conditions ready to tackle the 25 mile time trial promoted by Ballymoney CC.

Kevin Lynch of Newry Wheelers was in top form and recorded a 54.03 to take overall victory on the day. Home rider Mervyn Linton came in second just thirty eight seconds down with Mark Brown of Phoenix CC taking third in a time of 55.17.

Fastest woman on the day was Ballymena's Eileen Burns who was thirteenth overall with a time of 58.16.… Read more


Bobby Crilly Classic 2015 Photo Gallery

9This gallery shows pictures of the Bobby Crilly Classic 2015. They are as they were taken with no editing or enhancement as there were just too many to go through. Hopefully it will give you some idea of the race and the climb to Divis.

All photographs by Marian Lamb. You may use these freely so long as they are credited as it was  long cold stand on Divis today. Well done to all the riders and to Phoenix CC who promoted a great day's racing.… Read more

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Lots of Winners at Bobby Crilly

aToday Phoenix CC ran three races to cover all senior categories including a National League event when they promoted the Draynes Farm Bobby Crilly Memorial Road Race.

This event is renowned for its tough hilltop finish on Divis Mountain outside Belfast. The A race catered for A1 and A2 riders and those in contention for the National League were all gathered.This group had to do four laps of the ten mile circuit before heading for Divis.

Almost from the gun a group of seven riders broke away and managed to gain a lead of over a minute on the main field.… Read more


Irish National Championships on Eurosport

Flagship Road Event Set For Broadcast on 'The Home of Cycling'
This year's Women's and Men's elite road races at the National Cycling Championships will be televised for the first time on British Eurosport. Ireland's top road racers will feature in a half-hour highlights show to be broadcast in the week following the championships in Omagh, Co Tyrone on June 27th 28th. The best of Ireland's local racers will be joined by many of the continental-based riders in the fight for the coveted national champions jerseys.… Read more


McCrystal Dominant in National Series – Bobby Crilly Next Counter

McCrystal Dominant as National Series Resumes on Ulster`s roads.

The Cycling Ireland National Road Series resumes on Saturday, kicking off a double-bill of counting rounds in a busy weekend of top flight domestic racing. On Saturday the action shifts to Ulster for the Draynes Farm Bobby Crilly Classic event which will take place on the roads of County Antrim promoted by Belfast`s Phoenix club, which features its unique mountain top finish at the summit of the Divis Mountain service road normally closed to traffic. The event sees the series reach round 10 in the 16 round programme, with riders having to record their best 5 scores but must compete in 3 Provinces.… Read more


Date Change for Noel Teggart

Due to a clash with the Giro D’Italia Northern Ireland Gran Fondo the race committee have agreed to move the date of the ever popular Noel Teggart Memorial Races to Sunday 26th July.  The races will conclude a busy week
for Banbridge CC as they launch ‘Banbridge Bike Week’, incorporating novice events for youths through the week, the Banbridge Criterium town centre races as part of the new SEAT Super Seven series on the Friday evening, and finally the Noel Teggart Memorial road races on the Sunday.… Read more

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Competitive Events this Week

TVR Open TT Series Tonight - Wednesday 10th June
Round 3 of the  TVR Open Time Trial Series continues tonight at Warrenpoint Docks with sign-on from 6.00pm and first trider off at 7.00pm. The weather is set to be fine and warm so it should be a good night for testers. The first rider is off at 7.00pm. Licence and a rear red light are mandatory. The Veteran's category is replaced with a Master's 50 + category.

Fathers Day 25 TT - Sunday 14th June
On Sunday Ballymoney CC will be hosting the Father's Day TT at Woodgreen which has been changed from 21st as it clashed with the Gran Fondo.… Read more


Leisure events this Week

Tour of the Orchard County - Sunday 14th June
The Annual Tour of the Orchard County is on this Sunday (14th June) and it starts and finishes at Armagh City Hotel with registration from 7.30am. This is the Tour of the Orchard County and it helps to raise vital funds for the NSPCC
The Tour of the Orchard County is  a non-competitive but highly exciting cycling event organised by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust in conjunction with Orchard CC and sponsored by Linwoods.

Covering routes travelled by the Giro d’Italia last year, riders can choose from two routes through the blossoming apple orchards and exquisite County Armagh countryside.… Read more

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