Ryan Mullen has finished in 11th place in the Under 23 Time Trial on the first day of action at the World Road Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Eddie Dunbar was 38th in the same event while Ciara Doogan was 28th in the earlier Women's Junior Time Trial.
Last year's silver medallist Mullen started second last of the 50 riders by which time drizzle had begun to fall at the start line. At the first intermediate time check after 7.5km, Mullen had lost 25 seconds and, though he improved on the more open second half of the first lap, the damage was already done.… Read more
Bann Wheelers are hosting Round 1 of their Winter Trailquest Series from Hecklers Bar, Ringsend, on Sunday 18th October. Three separate events are planned before Christmas.
Teams (of pairs) can be male, female or mixed.
Start will be open between 09:30 - 10:30, with each team given 3 hours to gain as many points as possible.… Read more
Ballymena's Eileen Burns has added the Irish 10 mile Time Trial record to her impressive list of achievements this year. Eileen has just finished competing in Rás na mBan, the women's international stage race in Ennis as part of the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team where she showed her time trialling skills by coming fourth overall in the TT Stage.
However, not content to take a well deserved break following this gruelling event, Eileen decided to head to Yorkshire at the weekend to take part in the Swift Open 10TT on the V718 course.… Read more
There are a number of leisure events around the country this coming weekend so there should be something to suit all abilities. These include Cil Chluana's Granemore 65 event on Saturday starting in Granemore GFC, Keady, Causeway CC's Charity Sportive, The Velo Loreto and team Madigan's John Lindsay Torr Head Challenge on Sunday 20th. Full details follow below.… Read more
The Tour of Strangford 2015 organised by Ards CC took place last Sunday in aid of Alzheimer's Association and the Danny Mills Foundation. The latter is a heart charity which buys electrical equipment such as defibrillators for sports events and voluntary ambulances.
The Tour of Strangford attracted 178 entries. The sportive included a crosssing on the Strangford ferry boat and a coffee stop. This was a 125km loop around the beautiful Ards Penunsila.… Read more
Ulster University Talented Athlete Entry Scheme
Applications are now open for the Ulster University Talented Athlete Entry Scheme for entry in academic year 2016-17. The Scheme is designed to assist talented young sports performers in gaining access to a quality education at Ulster University whilst attaining success at the highest levels within their chosen sport.
Cycling is one of the eligible sports recognised under the Talented Athlete scheme so this may be of interest to our young riders currenly in Upper Sixth and who are considering going on to University.… Read more
Two Ulster riders have been seleted to represent Ireland in the World Road Race Championships in America later this month. Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC will compete in both the Junior TT and road race events while Jake Gray of the Nicholas Roche Performance team will compete in the men's Junior road race.… Read more
Foyle CC had a busy day today when they promoted the Ulster Road Race Championships in Eglinton. With recent changes to the category system this was no easy task as Foyle ran no less than six races to facilitate Senior men, women, Juniors and the new veteran categories of M40 , M50, and M60.
Foyle had chosen a tough 27 mile course with a lot of climbing which would test riders in all the races. Winners in each category would be worthy champions.
First into the fray were the M40's who would complete two laps of the course.… Read more
GP Kinning Cycles attracted the biggest names in Irish cyclocross and also pulled in a huge crowd on friday evening when they opened the cyclocross season with their event in Houston Park, Belfast. The crowd were treated to some great racing and with the course being spectator friendly the action was to be seen by all.
The set up had a real Belgium feel to it, with the small village area, commentating from The Belgian Project, Music From Music Matters NI. Victory Chimps and Power House Clothing where also on display.… Read more
Tomorrow, Saturday 12th September, Omagh Wheelers will promote Round 6 of the very successful and popular youth league. The race headquarters is Omagh Youth Sport, Cookstown Road, Omagh. The lap distance for each race is 2.2 miles. For further information contact event organiser Enda Harpur on 07739 909851… Read more