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Women’s Cycling Ulster Issue challenges for 2015

wcuWe’re almost at the end of January so Women's Cycling Ulster thought it was about time we let you know about some of the events we’ve been working on over the past few months. Hopefully you’ll find something of interest to challenge yourself during 2015! We cover everything from road racing, to time trials,  off road and leisure so we are sure we will have something to interest you.

Road Racing
bling-bike-kit-logoFollowing on the success of the 2014 RR League, we are delighted to provide this in 2015 again, backed by our sponsor – Bling Bike Kit.

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Phoenix Reliability Trial this Sunday.

Phoenix CC LogoThe Phoenix Reliability Trial will be held on Sunday 8th Feb this year and will take on its familiar format. There will be an “A” run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a “B” run aiming at 17-18mph average speed.

Sign-on will be the same as the last couple of years at the Queen’s “Sport at Malone” clubhouse where there are toilet and changing facilities. The entrance is situated approximately 100 metres past the House of Sport on the Upper Malone Rd. Sign-on is open from 9:15 with the A run leaving at 10:00 and the B run leaving shortly after.… Read more


Junior Tour Sportive this Saturday


The International Junior Tour of Ireland is one of the country’s best loved races.It has a marvellous history with names competing such as Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Philip Deignan, Nicolas Roche, Eddie Dunbar......the list goes on. This year, a series of Sportives are being held all over the country to raise funds to ensure this great race continues for the development of our young riders. Here are the details from organiser Sean McNicholl of Church Island Cycling.

On Saturday 7th February there is a Cycling Sportive organised by Church Island Cycling to raise funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland.… Read more

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RT’s and Leisure Rides This Coming Weekend

There are three Reliability Trials this coming weekend as well as a leisure event. For 2015 Apollo CT have decided to host a charity ride along side their annual Reliability Trial. The joint event is to be held on Sunday the 1st February,

Reliability Trial Details
Registration fee £10, Sign on from 8 am and roll out from the Apollo Club house in Lurgan at 10.00 am. The route will cover approximately 68 miles, followed by a good feed provided post event.

Charity Ride Details - James Journey
Registration fee £10, Sign on from 8.00 am at the Apollo Club house in Lurgan with roll out at 9.00 am, The route will cover approximately 59 miles, followed by a good feed provided post event, with medical/broom wagon/lead car support.… Read more

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National Training Camp for Girls and U23 Women

The first of two junior training camps this summer will take place during the half term break, from 17th to 19th February. The format will be similar to last July’s hugely successful training camp at Kippure. During the day participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evening they will learn about some of the vital skills that will help support them as they develop as cyclist, skills such as training advice, nutrition & strength & flexibility training.… Read more

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CRC Launch 2015 Vitus Range with Sean Kelly

Chain Reaction Cycles have issued an open invitation for people to come along to their Boucher road Store in Belfast for the launch of their new Vitus Range of bikes on the 6th and 7th February.

CRC will be presenting the new 2015 range of Vitus Bikes alongside Brand Ambassador and Irish Cycling Legend Sean Kelly, and Vitus Factory MTB rider and Irish National DH Elite Champion Colin Ross. This is a great opportunity to meet both of these athletes and also chat to the team behind the development of Vitus Bikes.… Read more

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Free On Road Cycle Training in Lead up to Belfast Bike Share Scheme

In Spring 2015 a new public bike share scheme for Belfast will be launched. The scheme will initially include 300 public bikes, and up to 30 bike docking stations in the city centre. It is expected that many workers, shoppers, visitors and residents will use the bikes as it will be a quick and easy way of getting around the city. For example, employees who need to attend meetings at Cathedral Quarter, Clarendon Dock or Botanic can use the bikes as a quick and easy form of transport.

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Webinar: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

computerThe growth of social media and the dangers posed by it is one of the greatest challenges we face as parents and as leaders in a sporting environment. It is not always easy to know how to deal with it or how to talk to young people.

The Child Preotection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC in conjuction with Safe Network are there to help; They are hosting a webinar on 28 January 2015, 11.30am to 12.30am. The webinar is entitled

How can your organisation help keep children and young people safe online?

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First Youth Day of 2015 – Saturday 31st January

aThe Cycling Ulster Youth Academy in association with Omagh Wheelers will be holding a "Youth Camp" and Provincial Team Selection Day on Saturday 31st Jan 2015. Riders will use a 10 mile circuit  (Mc Cann cup circuit) a short distance from the Sports complex which is being used for the sign on and refreshments.

Sign on opens at 9.00am and all youth riders from U16 to U12 are welcome to come along. This includes boys and girls. The day will start with a short talk.

There will be an opportunity for the riders to find out what exactly is happening and what is expected from them.… Read more

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Join the Club: Become a Commissaire

aaron-and-aidanCycling Ulster is hosting a course for trainee road Commissaires.  The course will be held over 2 days at the White River Hotel in Toome on the 7th & 8th Feb.

The role of a Commissaire is vital to the running of a safe and successful open race, and the current calendar of races is managed by a decreasing pool of volunteers who are committed to managing races to a standard.  To ensure we can maintain the level of support for our open races we are calling out for additional volunteers to step forward and begin their path of being road Commissaires in 2015.

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