Cycling Ulster

Irish Cycling News Magazine

If you haven't already got your May copy of Irish Cycling News, you'd need to hurry up as they are selling out fast. With superb photos and all the cycling news from around Ireland it makes for a great read. We are all looking forward to the June edition.

This month¹s Irish Cycling News magazine is bigger and better than ever. We have more pages, more interviews, more features and even more glossy photos of Irish riders in action at home and abroad.

Our pull-out poster is a fantastic shot of Mark Scanlon in time trial action, courtesy of the world's best cycling photographer, Graham Watson.… Read more


Duncan Lifts Tommy Given Memorial

Northern CC’s Fraser Duncan ran out a worthy winner in today’s Tommy Given Memorial Road Race hosted by Maryland Wheelers at Hillsborough. The 60 strong field was despatched in two groups separated by 5 minutes but despite a determined effort from the vets and juniors, in particular Jim McConnell (East Antrim), Adam Armstrong (Northern) and Gordon Scott (Kings Moss), the scratchmen managed to pull back a minute per lap and caught the leaders after 45 miles of racing.

A group of 15 merged to contest the final two laps of the 9 mile circuit but the group fragmented with the very strong winds and in the closing miles Duncan, Alaister Steele (U/A) Gary Crory (Planet X) and Mark Greer (Maryland) surged clear.… Read more


All Ireland Youth TT Championships

The first All Ireland Championship medals of 2005 were awarded today when Emyvale CC hosted the Youth Time Trial events at Tydavnet in County Monaghan.
Ulster struck gold in five of the six races but the bad news was the non selection of Thomas Martin (Clann Eireann) for the Youth Olympics despite winning the Under 16 event. The selectors had nominated a number of races as counters with the aggregate time determining the team places. Unfortunately Thomas lost out by just 4 hundredths of a second.… Read more


Congratulations to Ulster MTB Riders Last Sunday

A number of Ulster riders travelled to the Lenister race, west of Dublin last weekend. The course was fast and demanding.

In the under 16’s XMTB had 2 riders. Leading from the start to the end was Andrew Godfrey, and in 2nd Jessica

The junior category saw Neil Mc Gimpsy make the move up from under 16’s for extra training. Back for his 1st race after breaking his finger was Connor McConvey, winning comfortably. Neil Mc Gimpsy was only able to complete 4 of the 5 short laps due to stomach cramps.… Read more


Thompson Wins at Ballydonaghy

Simon Thompson (Maryland Wheelers) proved quickest of the 55 entries in tonight's Cycling Ulster- Dave Kane Cycles Time Trial League event at Ballydonaghy. His 21-01 was 26 seconds faster than runner-up Ben Morrow (Audi-East Antrim)
For full result sheet use T.T.League button on the left.

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Ballydonaghy 26/5/05

Simon Thompson Maryland 21.01
Ben Morrow East Antrim 21.27
Adrian McDermott Total Cycling 21.37
Sean Hargan Total Cycling 21.52
Declan McMackin Toyota 22.09
Mike McLoone Total Cycling 22.17
Tony McConville Wheels in Motion 22.23
Stuart Bennett Phoenix 22.23
Ivan Robinson Ards 22.24
Kieran O'Doherty U/A 22.25
Stephen McKenna East Antrim 22.45
Simon Stockton Team Madigan 22.50
Michael Murray Clann Eireann 22.59
Patrick Tuite Leinster 23.00
Cathal Hendron Apollo 23.02
Brendan McCourt Phoenix 23.12
Tommy Wilson Ballymena 23.17
Adrian Hughes Castlereagh 23.18
Albert Douglas Team Madigan 23.23
Robert Evans South Derry 23.23
Sammy McFadden Foyle CC 23.46
Thomas Martin Clann Eireann 23.48
Finbar Cummins Phoenix 23.58
Mark Watson Ards 24.01
Adrian Kerr Ballymena R.C.… Read more


Orangefield Track

Cycling Ulster wishes to extend apologies to those who turned up on Tuesday night for the track at Orangefield. The Council are presently installing a new fence and blocks were left lying on the etrack. It is hoped that everything will be clear for next Tuesday night. The current improvements will make the track a more viable venue as the fence should drastically reduce vandalism. Also facilities are currently being improved for the safe storage of track bikes which will allow riders to store their track bikes on site.… Read more


Banbridge CC MTB Race This Sunday

This Sunday, 29/05/05, Banbridge Cycling Club stage the second round of the Northern Ireland Mountain Bike Cross Country Series at Drumkeeragh Forest near Dromara in County Down. With recent damage caused to the venue by storms and motorcycle trials riders the event taking place at all was in doubt.
Over the past few weeks MTB Club members however have worked hard to construct a new course which features two loops and is in close proximity to the start/finish area, the course length being three miles with a lap time of about 21 minutes.… Read more


O’Doherty Wins N.I. 10 Time Trial Title

Kieran O'Doherty from Derry took the honours at the Northern Ireland Time Trial championships held in cool and windy conditions at Woodgreen Co.Antrim on Sunday morning.
Open to both NICF and Cycling Ulster members for the first time a total of 54
riders signed on.
O'Doherty held off Sean Hargan from and Paul Bloomer Harps CC.
Adam Petrie-Armstrong Northern/Dave Kane won the Junior event with Jamie McKillop taking the honours in the U16 and Stuart Henry the U14 title.
The two Northern/Dave Kane ladies Trudy Brown and Lisa Rogers had their usual close battle with Trudy winning this time by 19secs.Teammate and newcomer Heather Weir helped them win the team prize.… Read more


Beginner Youths Racing at Emyvale on Sunday

Young people, new to cycling, between the age of 10 and 16 will have the opportunity to race on the big scene this Sunday, 29th May, at the Emyvale Grand Prix. (12 noon start). As well as the standard Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 races, the 'Beginner Youths' event will cater for the less experienced youngsters, on any type of bike - Come along and have a go!!

The race will be run over a distance of between 2 and 4 miles, with the finish at the same place as the other youths races and the main event.… Read more

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