Ulster Cycling News

Advance Notice MACS Revolution Cycle

Sunday 9th October MACS Revolution Cycle - Moy
Square Wheels Cycling Club in Moy County Tyrone are joining up with MACS Supporting Children and Young People to promote the MACS Revolution Cycle in Loughgall on October 9th 2016. All proceeds will help 11 to 25 year olds who are homeless, facing homelessness or have issues with mental health.
The cycle will start and finish at Loughgall Country Park with registration taking place from 8:30 AM and the first riders heading off at 9:30. There are two routes on offer which will take in the roads of Armagh, Monaghan and Tyrone with a tea stop at the scenic village of Caledon.… Read more

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Round 2 Ulster Cyclocross League Sunday 2nd Oct

Race of the Falling Leaves GP Sunday 2nd October
VC Glendale is proud to host for the third year running the very popular Race of the Falling Leaves GP which is Round 2 in the Ulster Cyclo-Cross league. The circuit is located in the beautiful surroundings of Falls Park in the heart of West Belfast. This stunning location was the host to some fine racing last year and received warm reviews from anyone who rode the event. All the races use the tarmac road at the bottom of the park for the start of the races and whilst the youth riders have their own circuits.… Read more


Forth Coming Leisure Events Sun 2nd October

There are a number of leisure events on this Sunday with routes to suit all abilities. These include North West CC's first sportive , the Tour of the Sperrins, The Granite Run promoted by La Lanerne Rouge, Island Wheelers Age Concern Cycle and TVR's Hilly Tour around the Mournes. Full details below.
Sunday 2nd October 2016 : Tour of the Sperrins

North West Cycling Club is planning to host its first annual Sportive, the Tour of the Sperrins,  on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Sign-on will take place in the Foreglen GAA Clubhouse, Foreglen, BT47 4PQ at 8,00am.… Read more

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Big Turnout for Round 1 CX League

raOver 300 riders took part on Friday night in the Kinning Cyclocross Series and today there were over 350 riders participating in the first round of the Ulster Cyclocross league. This first round was promoted by Apollo CT at Lurgan Park.

It was a busy day for the Apollo club who had marshalls at all key positions who had to put up with the rain. As well as the main CX races there were races for youth riders from U6 upwards and an mtb support race as well.… Read more


Flood Lit Cross A Real Success

29848473896_a9a9ae41c3_mKinning Cycles promoted the first cyclocoss of the season on Friday night at Orangefield. The event was run off under floodlights and proved to be a great success. All the races attracted big numbers and the feedback was very positive.There were special winners jerseys presented which were designed by Victory Chimp and produced by Bioracer.

The main event of the night was won by Roger Aiken of Asea Wheelworx. Race Director, Glen Kinning did well to come second followed in by Graham Boyd of Xmtb McConvey Cycles.… Read more

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Sportives and Charity Rides this Weekend

There is a feast of leisure events on this weekend so there is no excuse not to get out and ride your bike. The Ballycastle Sportive takes place on Saturday. On Sunday riders have a choice with the Omagh Wheelers hilly sportive, The Western Hills Challenge, Emyvale's Bike the Blackwater. The Paul McKibbon Ride by La Lanterne Rouge, Carrigans Cycle promoted by Four Masters and BCC Camlough's Hooley Round Cooley. Full details of all events are posted below.

Saturday 24th September 2016 : Ballycastle CC Sportive
Ballycastle CC is holding their 2nd charity sportive on Saturday 24th September.… Read more

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100 In 10/8 All Set to Go on 16th October

On Sunday 16th October Square Wheels will promote their 100 in 10 or 8 event. This will be the third year that this event has taken place as it proved to be very popular last year. This is not a race!  It is not a time trial!

For leisure cyclists completing 100 miles in 10 hours is normally quite easy.  Completing 100 miles in 8 hours is more of a challenge. The no frills event is an opportunity to test your ability to ride at a steady pace over long distance. … Read more

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Host of Leisure Events This Weekend

There are a number of leisure events taking place this weekend. They include the Granemore 65 on Saturday promoted by Cill Cluanna Wheelers. On Sunday there is the choice of the John Lindsay/ Torr Head Challenge promoted by Team Madigan or the Velo Loreto promoted by Causeway CC. Details as we have them can be found below.… Read more


11/09/2016 – 100 Mile Ulster Time Trial – Woodgreen

Hutchinson, Lamont and Hargan Among New Ulster 100 TT Champions
In what only can be described as horrendous conditions a group of hardy men and women lined up a Woodgreen this morning to take part in the Ulster 100 mile Time Trial Championships. While the riders faced a headwind initially by the time they had completed four of the seven laps the wind played a significant part in reducing the rider's speed. Chris Hutchinson of Team Madigan proved to be the fastest rider over 100 miles managing to break the four hour barrier, despite the wind, recording an excellent 3:59:50.… Read more


Conor McCann and Alan Lavery win at Loughgall

image18Conor McCann and Alan Lavery proved strongest in Square Wheels CC’s inaugural Autumn Gold Road Race which was run off in glorious September sunshine in Loughgall today. Despite the early start, riders travelled from as far as Donegal and Dublin hoping to take advantage of the last chance for points before the road season wraps up.

There were separate A3 and A4 races, both taking in four laps of a rolling 12.5 mile circuit. The A3 race started at a relatively steady pace but as riders tried to slip away during the race, the pace started to rise.… Read more

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