Cycling Ulster
23Jun/141

Festival Of Racing In Ormeau Park.

Phoenix CC organised their second race of the week on Friday night.  The Crit in the Park event in Ormeau Park in Belfast followed on from the Bobby Crillly Classic last weekend.  The weather was kind and the evening started with the young riders taking to the circuit for the U10 fun race.  Many young riders took part with a variety of ages involved but all had a good time and enjoyed being cheered on by the crowds.

Next saw the U12 riders line up for four laps of the course. … Read more

23Jun/140

Dry trails at Garvagh Forest MTB race

Garvagh Forest, located in the centre of the town of Garvagh, was the location for Round 5 of the Irish Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Point Series (NPS), hosted by Carn Wheelers. This round also doubled up as Round 4 of the regional Ulster Cross-country (XC) series. The club had ran the Irish National Championships at this venue in 2013 and had put on the same set up for this round with car parking in the old school grounds and start/finish on the main fire road. The course itself was largely the same with some new sections added that the course designers had been working on since the championships.… Read more

23Jun/140

Sunshine at the Noel Teggart Road Race

The ever popular Noel Teggart Memorial Road Race took place on Sunday 22 June 2014 hosted by Banbridge CC and sponsored by O’Hagan Tyres of Laurencetown. It was a glorious day with wall-to-wall sunshine much to the delight of riders, spectators and race organisers. A full programme of races catered for all of the senior and youth categories (Under 16s, Under 14s and Under 12s) with Juniors riding with the A3s as usual. In the feature race of the afternoon for A1s and A2s a four man break comprising Sean McKenna (UCD), Alex Donald (Phoenix), Paul Mulligan (Caldwell Cycles) and Sean McIntyre (Orchard/ Shelbourne) was established early on and was able to withstand the efforts of the chasing group right to the end with the UCD man taking a well deserved win.… Read more

23Jun/140

Devenney Takes over as Technical Officer

Cycling Ulster's long standing and hardworking Technical Officer, Martin Lees,  tendered his resignation last week after giving eight years of dedicated service. His work in providing commissaires for all our events was excellent and many a club was delighted with the advice he provided before an event even took place. Not only that but he collated al the Commissaire reports and liaised with the College of Commissaires and helped organise Comm Courses.

Each year Martin collated all the championship and series winner and arranged medal engraving etc for our annual award dinners.… Read more

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23Jun/140

Madden smashes a 50 year Road Record from Derry to Belfast

aSchool Principal, John Madden who currently rides for Dig Deep Coaching, smashed the long standing Derry to Belfast record on Sunday 22 June 2014.

Despite the fact that John has held national cycling records in most of the standard distance time trials of 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles in both Senior and Veteran categories, was on the Irish triathlon squad for 10 years (1991-2000) and former national champion in that discipline, he was not satisfied and was always looking for new goals to achieve.

He set his sights on the Derry to Belfast record less than a year ago and began to plan how this could be achieved.… Read more

22Jun/141

Taggart and Short win at Groucho GP

Orchard Cycling Club hosted the Groucho GP on Saturday 21 June 2014 with two races on the cards. The A2/A3 event and the A4 event. Both groups used the Richhill, Hamiltonsbawn, Marlacoo, Richhill circuit with the A2/A3 riders completing 8 laps and the A4 riders 6 laps. Groucho's Bar in the Square in Richhill was the headquarters for the event. Both races followed the same pattern with numerous riders trying to get away as the laps unfolded but in the end both came down to tough uphill sprints with Matthew Taggart just pipping Cathal Clarke on the line to take the win in the A2/A3 race.… Read more

21Jun/140

John Mulligan Memorial Road Race open for Entries today

The John Mulligan Memorial Road Race will take place on Sunday 6th July and  is dedicated to well-known cyclist John Mulligan who was killed in a fatal car accident in 2012. John was a former racing cyclist and was well known on the racing scene. He competed in many top events and represented Ulster in several occasions. After his own cycling career he was still a familiar figure at local and national cycling events as he acted as a support and back up vehicle for his sister, Julie and brother, Paul in races.… Read more

21Jun/140

Newry 3 Day and Billy Stewart Cup Opening for Entry Updated

Billy Stewart Cup
Apollo Cycling Club will be running their annual Billy Stewart event on the 3rd August 2014. Known locally as a sprinter's paradise with it being practically pan flat making it difficult for a break to get away it always draws the fasted A2/3 and 4's in the country.

This year the race will sign on from the Apollo Club Rooms in Lurgan High Street with a neutralised roll out to the race circuit 3 miles away at Derrymacash.

Details as follows.
Sign On at Apollo Club Rooms , 42 High Street Lurgan
Sign On is open from 10.30am - 12am.… Read more

20Jun/140

Radios and Reports – Summer Months

Tommy and Marian Lamb will be unavailable to transport radios to events over the summer months. Currently radios are being held with Patrick McAleavey at patrick@paddy55.fsnet.co.uk. Arrangements are being made for radios to be held with another person as well. Details will be posted shortly.

All previews of events and after event results and reports  should be sent to Martin Grimley who will be looking after the website for the summer. Tommy and I will also be able to feed into it but will be unable to attend events so it is important that the club PRO gets the information to us.… Read more

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20Jun/140

250 Leaders Cut From Vetted Database

Over 250 cycle leaders and coaches vetted through AccessNI by Cycling Ulster were removed from the list of vetted leaders as their certificates have long since expired. Those in question were anyone who had a certificate dated May 2011 or earlier. It is is important to keep your Access Check up to date as it is illegal to work with young people without a valid certificate. Clubs please note that if you allow people to work with young people in your club who do not have valid certification the  club can also be heavily fined.… Read more

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