Scratch World Champion, Martyn Irvine has won the Points Race at the World Cup in Manchester. Irvine qualified for the Final earlier today, and conserved his energy for the first half of the stage, before storming to victory with a 3 point lead over second placed Lasse Norman Hansen. Italy’s Elia Viviani (ITA) took the Bronze.
The 120 Points Race is an event where riders start in a bunch, and sprint for intervals throughout the race. With just over 30 laps to go Irvine made his move, and took the remainder of the points, with the final verdict decided on the line.… Read more
This weekend sees Manchester Velodrome play host to Round One of the World Cup Series. This series is of vital importance to those countries wishing to amass points which will go towards qualifying their country for the World Championships.
Ireland’s top track cyclists will compete in the first round of the 2014 World Cup season in Manchester this weekend. World Track Champion, Martyn Irvine will be showing off his World Champion stripes in the Scratch Race, with Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen also competing.
The main aim for riders this weekend is to secure points towards qualifying for the World Championships.… Read more
With the Giro d’Italia starting in Belfast in just over six months away Nicholas Riche will be in Belfast on Sunday evening to talk about the great year he has had in 2013 and his hopes for 2014.
The evening with Nicholas takes place in the Wellington Park Hotel from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will start with a short video followed by a Question and Answer session with Nicholas.
For many cyclists the key questions will centre around how it was to work with Alberto Contador in 2013.… Read more
On Saturday the David McCall Foundation in conjuction with Maryland Wheelers will be running a Youth Fun Fun Run cycle starting at Crumlin Community Centre.
The day will cater for boys and girls from U16 to U12. The riders will be split into three groups according to age and will be accompanied on their rides by experienced cyclists. It will be a chance for the Youth cyclist to meet up and get to know each other and for the parents to have a chat. Parents are welcome to join the cycling groups as well.… Read more
The Cycling Ireland Annual General Meeting will take place on 26th October 2013, at 11am, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town. Delegates are requested to arrive prior to 1045 in order to facilitate a timely start to the AGM. Since it is Ulster’s turn to host the AGM we would encourage clubs to send representatives to this meeting.
There wil be an election to select the new President of Cycling Ireland as out-going President Rory Wyley has decided not to stand for re-election, The current nominees for the position are Denis Toomey and Ciaran McKenna.… Read more
The event last year was held in January and was a very muddy course but the organisers took on board some feedback and produced a more flowing and fun course this time.
The open grass area was laid out again as before with the start line for all events now set in the wide open middle section. … Read more
On Sunday 27th October North Down promote the fourth round of the Ulster Cyclocross series in Castle Park, Bangor. North Down CC has worked closely with Bangor Council to gain access to Castle Park after the recent development of the Aurora Leisure Complex with Northern Ireland’s only 50 metre pool.
Castle Park has had a great history of cyclo-cross and mountain bike races over the years held by both North Down and Xmtb. Access to the site has been restricted but the club is keen to reestablish this venue for off-road racing. … Read more
There are a number of event son this weekend to suit both the leisure and off road cyclists. For those of you who prefer a rugged off road trail why not head for Tir Chonaill GAP’s Halloween Howl in Glenties.
Halloween Howl in Glenties Sunday 27th October
This is the second year of this event and promises to be even better than last year. With prizes for the best fancy dress and lovely countryside to cycel what more could you want.
The start of this event should create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. … Read more
At 1.00 am on 28th Oct David will be riding from Bessbrook to Omeath, while at the same time Robbie will be swimming from Warrenpoint across Carlingford Lough to Omeath.
When at Omeath they will team up with Mark Shilliday (West Down Wheelers) for the long 80 mile night ride south to Dublin. David stated that the night ride on the old Dublin Road, although, there’ll not be much traffic, it will still be a challenge with potholes etc.… Read more
There will be an open meeting this Wednesday 23rd October for clubs or individuals interested in promoting and developing youth cycling. The meeting will be held in Clann Eireann club rooms on Victoria Street , Lurgan from 8.15pm. The evening will take the format of informal discussion and planning forums in order to take on board ideas and suggestions for the development of youth cycling.
Spokesperson Maurice McAllister said, “An ever growing group of Cycling Ulster members have identified that there is a glaring chasm in youth progression, development, talent identification along with insufficient competition events.… Read more