Sunday 5th July Sligo to Letterkenny Charity Cycle
The annual Sligo to Letterkenny charity cycle in aid of Cancer research take place this year on Sunday 5th July. Organised by Mr Paddy Delap of Clarkes News agents in Letterkenny this event is getting bigger and better every year. This event has done more for cycling in the North West of Ireland than any club could ever dream, most notably introducing young people such as Philip Deignan into this sport.
For the past number of years Mr Paddy Delap and his many friends in Letterkenny have organised a most successful cycling event in Donegal.… Read more
Shaw attacked the silver medal winner Eddie Dunbar (NFTO) in the last few miles and soloed to the finish in Omagh town centre where a great crowd applauded a most deserving winner. Dunbar was one minute down at the finish line but the Cork teenager was also a winner as he took the under 23 gold medal. Connor Dunne (An Post-Chain Reaction) was also alone in third as was Belfast man Connor McConvey (3M) in fourth.… Read more
The cream of Irish Women Cyclists lined up in Omagh on Saturday afternoon to contest the UCI ranked National Championships. The large field of almost sixty riders included top professionals such as Olivia Dillon (VisitDallas) and Fiona Meade (Fearless Femmes) as well as the best of the local talent.
By the end of the first lap a group of twelve women had broken away. In this group were Olivia Boylan (WNT), Lydia Gurley (Bonito), Ciara Kinch (Towers CC), Eve McCrystal and Caroline Ryan (Garda CC), Aqua Blue's Siobhan Horgan and Francine Meehan as well as Phoenix CC's Claire McIlwaine among others.… Read more
The National Road Race Championships got underway this morning in Omagh with the first of the Masters categories when the M50 and M60 riders took to the road in two championship events. This is the inaugural year of the Master's Championships and Omagh Wheelers, promoters of this year's events, certainly set a challenging course.
The riders had to complete three laps of a fifteen mile circuit which was far from flat. The course took the riders through the centre of the town each lap which also included a sharp up hill section over cobbles.… Read more
On 21 June 2015 the 4th round of the British XC NPS saw the Cycling Ulster MTB team heading north to Glasgow's 2012 Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Brae. Overnight rain had helped dampen down the dusty course but also made some of the rocky stretches very slippery. Matthew Adair was first off in the Elite race starting on the front line of the grid. … Read more
The County Down Open Time Trial (10 Mile) Championships will take place on 11th July 2015.This event is open to all cyclists holding a minimum of a limited Competition Cycling Ireland licence. Only members of a Co.Down club or those with a permanent address in Co.Down will be eligible for the championship prize. (Please note that eligibility will be based on information printed on CI licences) There will also be a prize on the day for the fastest Male and Female outside of the criteria.
There will be seven Categories: A1, A2, A3, A4, Juniors, Vets 50+, and Women.Prizes for the fastest in each Category and overall County Down Man and Woman.… Read more
Ryan Mullen (An Post Chain Reaction) repeated his win of last year in the Elite and Under 23 category with a time of 47 minutes 46 seconds for the 23 mile loop.
The silver medal went to Cork teenager Eddie Dunbar (48:11) who now riders for the UK based Pro team NFTO.
Ulster man Martyn Irvine (Madison Genises) was third fastest with a time of 48 minutes 57 seconds.… Read more
Seven Ulster riders have been selected for the Irish National squad competing at this weekend's round of the BC North West Youth League in Burnley, Lancashire. Ethan Fleville (Clann Eireann), Liam Wilson (Derrymore) and Niall Lawrence (Bann Valley) are part of a strong 11 rider squad in the Under 16 category whilst Shay Donley (Ballymoney CC), Ciaran Cahoon (Omagh Wheelers) and Aaron Heaney (Derrymore) form part of the 8 rider Irish squad in the Under 14 event. Amongst officials travelling to the race are Ulster's Brian McComb, Phil Holland and Mickey McKenna.… Read more
On Sunday 5th July Foye CC will be promoting a fund raising cycle, the Foyle Hospice ladies cycle. The event is being run to foster the two wheeled sport among women and to raise much needed funds for a very worthy local charity.
Evelyn Callan from the Hospice is doing great work to get girls out on bikes and takes a group of women out each Sunday from Templemore at 0915 for an introductory cycle. Many of these people will of course take to the paths and roads on July 05.… Read more
Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.
A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more