Cycling Ulster

Irish National Time Trial Championship 2005

Date for Championships: Sunday 28th August 2005
Promoting Club: Carlow - Road Cycling Club
Venue Start: I.T. Campus, Carlow Town. (Kilkenny Road)
Category Provisional Start Times: Distance

Junior Women 11:30 15 KM

Elite Women 11:40 30 KM

Junior Men 11:50 30 KM

Tandems 12:00 40 KM

Vets 12:11 40 KM

U23/Elite Men 12:41 40 KM

Postal Entries fee - EUR15 - Closing Date 24th August 2005 / Late
Entries fee - EUR20

(All Riders are requested to use Postal entries to help with race

Route: Start at I.T.… Read more


Inishowen 100 Leisure Challange this Sunday

Leisure / Touring Challenge Event
SUNDAY 21 August
Inishowen 100
Start Time: 08:30
Distance: 175 Km
Other details: Event starts at Templemore Sports Complex on Buncrana Road, Derry.
The complex has facilities to store sports bags & clothing during the cycle.
Refreshments will be available at Malin Head (75 kms) and Greencastle (135 km).

On finishing the event showers and further refreshments will be provide at the Sports Complex.

Promoting Club: Foyle CC


Phone: 028 71 267006

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Ulster Dominate Youth Track League

The Cycling Ulster Youth track squad continued to dominate the inaugural Inter Provincial Track League emerging as clear winners in the third and final round of the series which was held at Orangefield last Saturday. The event was run off in mixed weather conditions but the young stars kept the spectators entertained by putting on display their excellent track skills gained throughout the league, in the multiple track events. Events included the sprint, devil, scratch, 1 lap TT, Italian Pursuit, Team pursuit etc.

When the final scores were tallied Ulster had the equivalent in points of nearest rivals Munster and Leinster added together and were proud to be the first winners of the trophy.… Read more


Evans Wins Billy Stewart Cup

Tommy Evans (Planet X) took the honours in the last senior race in Ulster this year when he emerged as victor in the Billy Stewart Cup promoted by Apollo CC at Derrymacash outside Lurgan. The race attracted almost a hundred competitors with some old faces making their appearance, including Barry Monaghan, Joe Barr and Kevin Lynch all the way home from America.

The race was despatched in two groups and many felt that the 8 minute handicap which separated the 1st and 2nd category riders from the rest of the field would ensure that the winner would come from the first bunch.… Read more


Preparation Evening for Youth Championships

Youth cyclists will have the opportunity to look at the courses for this weekends All-Ireland Youth Championships on Tuesday evening.

Rolling out from the Craigavon Watersports Centre at 7pm, cyclists will look at the circuits for the Time Trial and Criterium, in Lurgan Park, before viewing the Road Race circuit at Blue Stone before returning to Craigavon at around 8.30pm.

Elite cyclist Tommy Evans will be at hand to offer advice on the technicalities of the circuits, and pre-championship preparation.

For more information contact John Bann-Lavery - 07816751471

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IrishCycling News Magazine – August Edition

The latest edition of IrishCycling News, the new magazine of the Irish Cycling scene, is now available.

Results, reports and fantastic photos from the FPM Newry 3 Day, the National MTB Champs, news on our pros, plus a club profile of Banbridge Cycling Club's youth section and Mark Scanlon's monthly diary.

IrishCycling News is available at most newsagents across Ireland.

For more information visit

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Lurgan Criterium Results

Lurgan Criterium----Results—Friday 12 August 2005

Beginner Youths Race
1.Mark Downey Banbridge CC
2.Gareth McCormick Apollo CC
3.Adam McCullough Ballymena RC

Under 12’s
1.Jack Wilson East Antrim/Audi
2.Cormac Clarke Newry/Haldane
3.Colin Hughes Emyvale

Under 14’s

1.Peter Williams Orchard Whs
2.Jonny Beers XMTB
3.Daniel Douglas Emyvale

Under 16’s

1.Sean Downey Banbridge
2.Thomas Martin Clann Eireann
3.Michael McAree Emyvale

Senior/Junior—(45 mins plus 3 laps)

1.Michael Murray Clann Eireann
2.Aidan Crowley Cycleways
3.Lennie Kirk Slane Cycles
4.Craig Sweetman Stamullen/Donnelly
5.Gerard Heverin Castlereagh
6.Padraig Marrey Western Lakes

Unplaced junior- Urban Monks-Bray
Unplaced third Cat .Martin McConville

Results - Maurice Bann-Lavery

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McCullough is Champ

Last weekend XMTB had a group of 11 riders across to England for the last round of the British National Points Series in Sherwood Pines, Nottingham.
With most riders having already competed in the series there were high expectations for them all.

The course was very flat and very fast which didn’t suit most of our riders but suited the English riders more. There were no major climbs for any XMTB riders to pull away on but all stayed within a bunch.

First of was the Junior race, were XMTB’s Andy McCullough needed to win the round to win the overall series.… Read more


Andy McCullough Wins NPS Round, Lewis Ferguson Shows Strength

Andy McCullough (X-MTB) and Lewis Ferguson (Team BHB) were the star performers at the final round of the GB X/C Premier National Points Series held on Saturday at Sherwood Pines near Nottingham. The pair were members of the 13 strong Cycling Ulster Team supported by the Sports Council for Northern Ireland.

In the Junior category McCullough missed the previous round due to illness and was really up against it to take the overall honours. Red hot favourite and series leader Alex Atkins (Evans Cycles) only had to finish in the top 3, even if McCullough won the race, to win the series overall.… Read more


Cycling Ulster Coach of the Year Award

Provincial and National Coach of the Year Awards

Nominees for the Provincial Coach of the Year Awards should reflect the standard of the Coaching within Cycling Ireland

These include:
• Showing respect for officials, competitors, parents and embracing a philosophy of fair play in cycling activities
• Demonstrating concern for all-round development of the cyclist; presenting a positive public image of cycling coaching and the role of the coach;
• Certified at a minimum of Foundation Level by Cycling Ireland and NCTC National Coaching Certification Program;
• Applying relevant training theory and coaching practices;
• Demonstrating a proven capacity to improve the cycling team's or cyclist's performance.… Read more

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