Mary Boyd riding for Letchworth Velo demonstrated her continued return to form by taking 12th place in the 48 mile Crowhurst Road Race held on the rolling roads of Surrey. Crowhurst was the third race in the Women’s Team Race Series, which always attracts a full field of the top women.
Held in warm conditions and with 60 entries the speed was high from the start. This inevitably led to riders getting dropped in the early stages as the race favourites forged ahead. With 35 miles covered the lead group had reduced to 27 riders who were gaining time rapidly.… Read more
As a lead in to the finish of the Tour of Ulster last Monday, Emyvale CC hosted a special support race in the morning for Third Cat, Women, Vets and Junior riders. The event was an overall success and all participants thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Peter Gilmore of Ards CC notched up his first victory in the third cat race while Louise Moriarity (Dublin Skip) edged out Orchard Wheelers’, Freida Brown to take the women’s prize. Young William Barr (Ballymena Road Club) was the victor in the Junior event.… Read more
Tuesday evening saw the beginning of the track events but due to the uncertain weather only a small number of riders turned up. Fortunately the track remained dry throughout the evening so those who who were hardy enough to show were put through their paces by Brian Nugent and Maurice Foster.
Cycling Ulster would like to encourage more participants. Riders who do not have track bikes are still welcome. Those on road bikes will compete against one another but for safety reasons, road and track bikes will not be in the same events.… Read more
Fintona Cycling Club’s long serving President, Patsy McElhatton recently received a ‘Dedication to Sport’ Award from the Omagh Sports Forum. Several high profile local dignatories were present on the evening of the 26th March at the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh, including captain of Tyrone’s All Ireland Gaelic Football Champions in 2003, Peter Canavan, and local councillors.
Guest’s at the awards evening heard of how Patsy McElhatton had been at the heart of the founding of Fintona Cycling Club in 1968, and how he’d helped bring many young riders in the local area on to success at both provincial and National level.… Read more
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Irish cycling is in shock with the news of the sudden death of Brian Lennon on Monday. The St. Tiernan’s CC rider collapsed a short while after a training spin and was unable to be revived.
Brian was regularly placed in the country’s top events, with several Leinster championship medals to his name and also a top six finish in both the National Road Race Championships and the National Under 23 champs. He also recorded many big wins over the years in Irish races. Brian was regarded as one of the most ‘honest’ of riders, one who would give every last ounce of energy driving a breakaway group along.… Read more
The new Cycling Ireland Bike Leaders Coach Education course will be delivered for the first time this week.
The course aims to prepare adult cyclists in existing clubs to coordinate cycling sessions for new cyclists, young and old, thereby facilitating their introduction to the sport and the cycling club.
The course covers areas such as Skills Sessions for new cyclists, Bike Spins for new cyclists, and Practical Guidelines for Cycling such as basic bike maintenance.
This Friday 7th May the course will be delivered to the Fintona, Omagh, Emyvale and Cookstown Harps Cycling Clubs at the Omagh Leisure Centre from 7pm – 10pm.… Read more
Banbridge rider Tommy Evans won his second Tour of Ulster yesterday when he successfully defended his narrow 3 second lead over Rory Wylie in the 75 mile road race stage from Omagh to Emyvale.
The attacks began almost immediately and such was the pace that a number of riders were dropped in the first few miles of racing. The first King of the Hills at Gortin Glen was won by former professional David O’Loughlin ensuring that the Mayo man retained his Modern Tyre Services sponsored jersey.… Read more
Tommy Evans will begin tomorrows final stage of the Tour of Ulster in the race leaders yellow jersey. He leads Rory Wylie by just 3 seconds.
For full General Classification sheet of Stage 2 of the Tour of Ulster courtesy of Seamus Shortall just click on the linkStage 2 Full Result Sheet
For full General Classification sheet of Stage 3 of the Tour of Ulster courtesy of Seamus Shortall just click on the linkStage 3 Full Result Sheet
Full report and pics to follow shortly.… Read more
Philip Cassidy was the victor in today’s second stage of the Tour of Ulster which covered 75 miles from Enniskillen to Omagh taking in the tough climbs of Correll Glen, Glenasheevar and Scraghey Mountain but the ‘yellow jersey’ went to Rory Wylie (Carrick Cidona).
The biggest loser of the day was overnight leader Timmy Barry (Carrick/Cidona) attempting to win his third Tour of Ulster. The Corkman missed the main break of 20 riders which moved clear after 20 miles of racing and at one stage was 4 minute in arrears.… Read more