Cycling Ulster

Summer International Track Programme

With a restricted budget for International competition, it has been decided that a maximum of 4 riders chosen from across all disciplines and age groups will be selected to represent Team Ireland at the European Track Championships in Italy, 20th – 24th July.
In line with the new initiatives, the developmental group of riders will be given greater priority in close selection cases. Due to logistics, and the fact that the European’s will be held on an outdoor 400m track, Junior riders WILL NOT be expected to travel to an indoor track to meet selection criteria and thus performances judged to be of an equal standard on an outdoor track will suffice.… Read more


Leisure Cycling – Slieve Gullion Wheelers Tour of South Armagh

Slieve Gullion Wheelers are hosting a leisure "Tour of South Armagh" on Sunday 31st May. The event starts at 10 am with registration at the Mountain House Inn (4 mile from Newry on A25 between Camlough and Belleeks)from 9-15 am.
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Ballyclare 19/5/05

Tommy Evans Planet X 20.50
Simon Thompson Maryland 21.00
Sean Hargan Total Cycling 21.46
Adrian McDermott Total Cycling 22.13
Declan McMackin Toyota 22.21
Kieran O'Doherty U/A 22.25
Gary Cranston East Antrim 22.34
Michael Murray Clann Eireann 22.52
Tony McConville Wheels in Motion 22.54
Stephen McKenna East Antrim 23.01
Simon Stockton Team Madigan 23.06
Adrian Hughes Castlereagh 23.10
Stephen Farr Team Madigan 23.48
Leon Litvack Phoenix 23.50
Mark Watson Ards 23.53
Davy Quinn Apollo 24.04
Brendan McCourt Phoenix 24.12
Colin McCluskey Madigan 24.16
Brendan McCartan Phoenix 24.23
Micky Gallen Omagh Wheelers 24.29
Finbar Cummins Phoenix 24.30
Lisa Rodgers Northern 24.53
Warren Francis Ards 24.55
Stephen Gray Northern 24.56
Jimmy McKeown Phoenix 25.33
Sammy Connor Ballymena 25.41
Tony Blaney Old Bleach 25.50
Gerard McCullough Bann Valley 26.11
Harry Martin Clann Eireann 26.23
Alan Rodgers Northern 26.33
Gerry Scullion Bann Valley 26.53
Harry McNally Phoenix 29.20

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Evans Wins at Ballyclare

Tommy Evans (Planet X) won tonight's round of The Cycling Ulster - Dave Kane Cycles Time Trial League at Ballyclare. his 20-50 proved 10 seconds faster than Simon Thompson (Maryland Wheelers) whilst Sean Hargan was third with a 21-46. For full result sheet click the TT League button on the left menu.

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Youth Coaching is Go!

Omagh Wheelers, Castlereagh CC, Foyle CC, Banbridge CC and East Tyrone CC club coaches have got their 2005 Youth Recruitment and Coaching Campaign off to a fantastic start, coaching new cyclists in the FUNdamentals of cycle sport, introducing them to the Cyclist Pathway.

A record number of youngsters, all new to cycling, attended the Omagh Wheelers Bike Skills session on Monday evening, with 50 kids taking part and developing their bike handling skills (see photos). Club coaches Gerry Crozier, Julie Mulligan, Hugh McCann and Margaret Curran all put their newly developed coaching techniques into practice, on what was a great evening’s fun on two wheels.… Read more


Team Time Trial -Woodgreen

A wet and cold evening saw a very close 25 mile team time trial competition on Tuesday evening at Woodgreen. The Team competition, hosted by Phoenix CC, proved to be popular, with twelve teams competing in the open event. Despite the poor weather conditions teams went all ot for victory and the result could hardly have been closer with Total Cycling winning taking the laurels from Audi/East Antrim CC by a mwere one second. Total Cycling ( Adrian McDermott, Sean Hargan, Mike McLoone, Paul Hanna) finished in a time of 52 minutes 38 secs with East Antrim Audi (Stephen McKenna, Gary Cranston, Jim McConnell, Ben Morrow) ay 52.39.… Read more


DC Cyclecup Race – Sunday – Carrickmacross

The DC Cyclecup, open to all categories (S1,2,3,J,V,L), takes place this SUNDAY 22nd MAY, in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan (not Saturday as per CI Calendar).

Registration opens at 10 am, with the race starting at 11.30 am sharp. There will be 6 laps of a 9 mile circuit, making a 51 mile race.

It promises to be a good day out for the cycling enthusiast, both racing and leisure, as stage 1 of the FBD Insurance Ras goes through the town on its way to the finish in Emyvale.… Read more


Scanlon Forced Out Of FBD Ras

The chances of an Irish team win in next week’s FBD Insurance RÁS has suffered a devastating blow with the news that the country’s top professional cyclist, Mark Scanlon, has been forced to withdraw from the race because of illness. After his great win on the last stage of the Circuit des Ardennes in mid-April Scanlon suffered a dip in form which he believed to be the result of over-training due to an injury earlier in the season. However, following a series of tests in hospital over the week he was advised to take a break from racing, as there was an indication of a viral infection.… Read more


More Cyclists Join the Coaching Ladder

Castlebar, County Mayo, was the venue for Saturday's Cycling Ireland Foundation Level Coach Education Course. This was the fifth course which has taken place in 2005, since the development of the new coaching structure.

12 cyclists from 6 different clubs attended the 1-day course, and now look forward to developing cycling in their clubs, recruiting new young cyclists, and older novices alike, and passing on the basics of cycling to them, setting them on the 'Cyclist Pathway'.

Over 80 cyclists from 40 different cycling clubs have now competed the Foundation Level coaching course, and will coach at this level before progressing to Level 1 coaching in the next year or so.… Read more


Cycling Ulster Weekend Winners

On Saturday Ben Morrow travelled to Sheffield to compete in the Ron Blythe Memorial Trophy 25mile TT promoted by Sheffield Phoenix CC. He was second overall with a time of 52.28. Gethin Butler was the winner with a time of 51.12 and Duncan Alexander was third with a time of 52.43.
On Sunday Cycling Ulster riders competed in races in the Noel Hammond Memorial Race. The results are as follows.

NOEL HAMMOND MEMORIAL - 2hr.54mins.50sec.
1 Philip Cassidy,
2 Bill Moore, Stamullen M Donnelly
3 Conor Murphy, Crannog CC
4 Tommy Evans, Planet X
5 David Peelo, Usher Irish Road Club
6 Scott McDonald, Orwell Dundrum SC
7 Philip Finegan,
8 Daire 0'Sullivan, Ena Loakman Remax

1 Simon Williams, Orchard Whlrs
2 John Shortt, McNally Swords CC
3 Niall Bleeks, Emyvale CC

Unplaced Senior 'C's
1 Mark Hughes, St.… Read more

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