Cycling Ulster
11Mar/050

HAS YOUR CLUB RETURNED ITS QUESTIONNAIRE?

CYCLING ULSTER TRACK COMMISSION

Economic, Planning and Environmental Consultants limited (EPEC) have been appointed by the Northern Ireland Sports Council to assess the demand for, and viability of enhanced cycling facilities, including a velodrome in Northern Ireland.

Last week, all club secretaries were sent a questionnaire by EPEC regarding the feasibility of a New Indoor Cycling facility in Northern Ireland. This is a unique chance that will not present itself again in the foreseeable future so it is imperative that a positive level of interest is portrayed.… Read more

10Mar/050

Another Fine Event at XMTB!

XMTB held the third round of their Spring League, sponsored by Bikeworks Sales and Services and Phoenix Gas at Dundonald last Sunday. A fantastic spring day brought over 60 Youth riders. Once again the Bike Skills and Beginner Youths race started the day off. The course went up around the grass area and winded back down to the start finish, with the entire lap being visible for the spectators. Young James Curry, new to the sport and getting the opportunity to compete at entry level in the Beginner Youths race, was a clear winner from M Pagels and J McErlean.… Read more

9Mar/050

McCann Cup Omagh Sunday 13th March

Can Castlereagh CC keep up their winning streak next Sunday at the Omagh Wheelers promoted McCann Cup in Seskinore, Omagh. With three podium placings last weekend they must surely be feeling confident.

The race begins at 1 o'clock with sign on at 12 on the Seskinore Circut. There will be racing for the following categories - S2,S3,V,J. and will be run over 100kms

This is always a well supported race and this year will be the last opportunity for hopeful 2nd and 3rd cat riders to show their form to be in with a chance of selection for the Cyclng Ulster team for the Armagh/Downpatrick race on 20th March.… Read more

8Mar/050

New Cycling Magazine

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cycling magazine dedicated to Irish Cycling? A magazine where you could find race reports, rider interviews and topics of relevance to the sport in Ireland, a magazine that would promote all disciplines of the sport in Ireland and in doing so maybe increase the numbers of cyclists at all ends of the spectrum? Yeah? Well from the first week of April there will be. Just how long it survives is up to you…

I have decided to publish a once off magazine ‘IRISH CYCLING NEWS’ in time for the first week of April.… Read more

6Mar/050

Hall Takes Bunch Gallop at Nutts Corner

Perfect handicapping saw today's Phoenix Grand Prix at Nutts Corner come down to a massive bunch sprint. The 70 plus field were despatched in three groups separated by 4 minutes but the bunches gradually came together towards the latter end of the race. Despite attempts from Jonathon Dempsey, GaryCranston,(East Anrrim), Glen Kinning, Peter Hawkins (Castlereagh) and Norman Campbell (U/A) to go clear the field was all intact in the last mile.
Apollo's Alan Hall got the verdict in the dash for the line over Peter Hawkins and Glen Kinning with Shaun Gray (Orchard Wheelers), Barry Mullin (Phoenix) and Omagh veteran Micky Gallen completing the top six.… Read more

5Mar/050

Annaclone Gallery 05/03/2005

For a look at the faces to watch out for in 2005 take a peek at the full gallery of the Annaclone GP, the first Ulster race of the 2005 season,. Conor Murphy of Crannog Ireland had a great win over Castlereagh's Peter Hawkins and Alistair Steele (U/A). Phoenix CC's Tim Walsh also had a god race taking fourth with Stephen McKenna of East Antrim in fifth place just ahead of Adam Petrie-Armstrong (Northern-Dave Kane).

Click continue reading to view the pics by Marian Lamb

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5Mar/050

Murphy takes Annaclone in Style

Conor Murphy was a cut above the rest of the field when he soloed home to victory in the Annaclone Grand Prix promoted by Banbridge CC on Saturday. The event attracted 82 entries and the field was handicapped into three groups separated by 5 minutes.
In the opening laps of the race it looked as if a 6 man breakaway from the limit bunch comprising Ernie Magwood (East Tyrone), Stephen McKenna (East Antrim), Adam Petrie-Armstrong (Northern), Alaister Steele (U/A) Barry Mullin (Phoenix) and Gordon Scott (Kings Moss) would stay away.… Read more

4Mar/050

Cycling Ulster Track Commission

Economic, Planning and Environmental Consultants limited (EPEC) have been appointed by the Northern Ireland Sports Council to assess the demand for, and viability of enhanced cycling facilities, including a velodrome in Northern Ireland.

This week, all club secretaries have been sent a questionnaire by EPEC regarding the feasibility of a New Indoor Cycling facility in Northern Ireland. This is a unique chance that will not present itself again in the foreseeable future so it is imperative that a positive level of interest is portrayed.

The track is important for the development of riders and the sport both in Ulster and our country as a whole.… Read more

3Mar/050

2005 Tour Of Ulster Race Route Announced

It is rare for cycle races these days where the route changes from year to year. However, when it is the Tour of Ulster route, there is always a fair bit of interest from within the sport as to the likely degree of difficulty, the length, and which of the tough northern climbs are to be crested. The organisers of the 2005 Tour of Ulster, taking place over the bank holiday weekend 30th April until 2nd May, have today announced their plans.

Stage 1,on Saturday 30 April is over 76 miles, being a circuit of Lough Neagh, starting and finishing in Craigavon.… Read more

3Mar/050

Womens Race At Nutts Corner

With the feedback from the Women's Commission of Cycling Ulster it now looks certain that there will be a separate women's race at the Phoenix Grand Prix on Sunday.
This will give the women a chance to prepare for the International Tour of Malta.
Cycling Ulster will be sending a 6 squad team under the managership of George Boyd for the 4 day event in April.
The Phoenix GP will also be a selection event for those hoping to represent Ulster in the Armagh - Downpatrick Classic scheduled for 20th March.… Read more

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