Ulster Cycling News

Christie Takes Ulster 25 Senior TT Title

image1Island Wheelers promoted an excellent Ulster 25 mile TT Championship today on the Dungannon Rd circuit. Marcus Christie of Team Asea Wheelworx was the fastest overall lifting the Senior men's title with a time of 49.17 followed in by Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles) with 51.59 and Chris Hutchinson (Team Madigan) with 53.56.

As expected Eileen Burns of Ballymena CRC was the Elite Women's Champion with Claire McIlwaine of Phoenix CC taking silver. While Karen Hull of Phoenix CC was third and in past years would have lifted the bronze medal, the rules imposed by Cycling Ulster this year see Karen lose out on a medal.… Read more


Women Only Cycling Sportive Launched in Derry

The annual Ladies' Only Cycling Sportive, hosted jointly by the Foyle Hospice and Foyle Cycling Club, was launched this week. The sportive will be held on Sunday 11 September, with the start and finish at the Foyle Hospice on Derry's Culmore Road.

Now in its second year, the sportive plans to become an established event in the north west sports calendar, drawing people from all across the north of Ireland. In 2015, riders travelled from Antrim, Belfast, Inishowen, Limavady, Monaghan, Omagh, Randlestown and Sligo, raising almost £1500 that went towards the Hospice's badly-needed services.… Read more

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Ulster 25 M TT Championships Sun 28th August

Ulster 25 mile TT Championships Sunday 28th August 2016

Island Wheelers are proud to host this year’s Ulster 25 mile TT Championships. The event will take p;ace tomorrow, Sunday 28th August. The first rider will be set off at 10.00am.  Sign on will take place from 8.30am at Dungannon Swifts Football Club, Stangmore Park, Far Circular Rd, Tyrone, Dungannon BT71 6PP. Showers, changing facilities, and light refreshments will be provided here.

The course will be as follows

Starting 0.5km after the Stangmore roundabout on the new a4 From Dungannon (Woodlough Road) to Ballygawley, going towards Ballygawley, proceed round the roundabout and exit towards Dungannon/Belfast.… Read more

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25/08/2016 Ciclisport TT Series Round 6 – Woodgreen

aYoung Breaks Irish Junior Record at Woodgreen
Due to ongoing road works on the Glenshane Pass Carn Wheelers had to move their Ciclisport Glenshane Series to Woodgreen. Forty seven riders turned out and it proved to be a fast night. Marcus Christie of Asea Wheelworx recorded the fastest time equaling his previous best time set the previous week. The time of 18.16 is  a new record for a 10 set on Irish roads. Craig McAuley of Caldwell Cycles took second place with  18.23 while Newry's Sean Featherstone was third with a 19.33.… Read more

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Dowling Takes North Down GP

aWhile many of the riders were complaining about the heat on Sunday as they took part in the North Down GP it was certainly preferable to the torrential rain which began just shortly after the prize giving.

The main Race for A1-A3 riders was the last counter of the National League Road Race Series so the event attracted a top class field. The racing was aggressive over the 140 km of the event with the peloton fragmenting early on as breaks went off the front, were pulled back and then more breaks developing.… Read more


Hundreds Participate in Inishowen 100 Sportive

aFoyle Cycling Club's annual Inishowen 100 sportive took place Sunday 21 August with over 350 riders from all over Ireland participating. Riders from Antrim, Armagh, Ballina, Ballyclare, Belfast, Bray, Dublin, Fermanagh, Lisburn, Naas, Omagh, Swords and Westport were part of an early start from Derry's Sports Complex, before completing the circuit around Inishowen.

With the rain holding off until late afternoon when most riders had completed the route, many riders commented on the majestic scenery along the route between Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle, with the epic climbs of Mamore Gap and Kinnego Bay overlooking the North Sea sandwiched in between.… Read more

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20/08/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 :Round 6

The final round of the Ernie Magwood Super 6 Time Trial League took place last night on the Woodgreen course in less than favorable conditions. The Super 6 TT league has been well supported throughout the year and some fast times have been reported especially on the Woodgreen course. This time it was the turn of John Madden to top the leaderboard posting the fastest time on the night with a 20.01 and also giving him the fastest M50 time. Second place went to aspiring Junior, Marc Heaney of the NRPT squad with 20.06 while Rodney Stewart (U/A) continues to impress by taking third with his 20.09.… Read more


North Down GP Sunday 21st August

The Chain Reaction Cycles North Down GP supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council is on Sunday the 21st August. Races for all categories. This is a pre-entry event and all the main races have now been filled. A full start list for each race can be found HERE.

Please see below for the revised schedule for this Sunday's North Down GP below. Read more


Square Wheels Autumn Gold Classic RR Now Open

Square Wheels will be picking up the baton to keep the road race calendar alive into the Autumn by running its inaugural Autumn Gold Classic on September 11th in Loughgall, County Armagh. There will be three races on offer A3 (50 miles), A4 (50 miles) and Over 50s and women (38 miles) with a generous prize fund on offer with the support of Tomney’s Bar, Moy and O’Kanes Superstore Armagh.

Square Wheels are also working in partnership with local charity, MACS NI to promote this event.… Read more


Leisure Events 20th and 21st August

This weekend sees a number of important leisure events being promoted. On Saturday Ballymena CRC will promote the Billy Kerr Sportive while on Sunday Foyle CC offer riders the challenge of the Inishowen 100. Killinchy have three events running while in Cavan there is an event for the tough. Details of all events can be found below.

Saturday 20th August 2016 Billy Kerr Sportive
This event is promoted in memory of the legendary Billy Kerr BRC road racer on Sat 20 August 2016. There will be three routes on offer.… Read more

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