Ulster Cycling News

Huge Turn-out for Cyclocross in Ormeau Park

Roger Aiken, Beth McCloskey and Andrew Hicks were the dominant riders in the three cyclocross races promoted by Xmtb McConvey Cycles on Sunday. Aiken of Asea Wheelworx, showed his skills in the A race where once again he was ahead of the field . Sporting his National Champions jersey he covered the seven laps of the mucky and technical course with ease. Barry Kellett of Dromara CC who has proved to be a worthy adversary in recent years was second with the promoting club's Graham Boyd in third position.… Read more


Round 7 Ulster Cyclocross Sunday 20th November

On Sunday Xmtb McConvey Cycles will promote round 7 of the Ulster cyclocross series at Ormeau Park.  The club has used the open grass sections at the Ormeau Road end of the park. Featuring an interesting combination of wide fast corners, a long off camber section, steep descent and a tough uphill running section with most of the course visible from the event village. Under 6 and under 8 riders will share their own mini course with Under 10 and under 12 using a shorter section of the main course. … Read more


Parents in Sport Workshops Open to Cycling Clubs

Ulster GAA, the Irish FA, and IRFU-Ulster are jointly hosting a Parents in Sport event for all clubs. The Workshops will be run twice; once in Tyrone GAA Centre (Wednesday 23rd November) and the other in Ballymena Rugby Club on (Monday 28th November). Please note clubs from other sporting bodies are welcome to register and attend also. This is an ideal opportunity for Ulster clubs to go along and work with other sports and find out best to engage with parents. Places on the courses are limited and clubs should register those attending with Fionntan O'Dowd via email to fionntan.odowd.ulster@gaa.ie  by Monday 21st November - Registration is necessary to secure a slot.… Read more

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Aiken in Top Form at Larne

1-2Team Madigan promoted Round 6 of the Ulster Cyclocross Series on Sunday. Despite the fact that some of the course had been vandalised the hardworking crew at Team Madigan had everything up an running in time for the feast of racing events. There was the usual Youth racing to start with and numbers here seem to be increasing all the time with girls participation well increased.

In the Main Senior men's race Roger Aiken was once again in top form taking the number one spot on the podium.… Read more


Anti Bullying Week 14th – 18th November – Get Involved

14th -18th November 2016 is Anti-Bullying Week. Schools and youth groups across Ulster are being encouraged to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum defines bullying as the repeated use of power by one or more persons intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others.

The focus of the Anti-Bullying campaign will be on the theme of ‘Together We Are Stronger’ and will seek to encompass the following:

  • What does it mean to have strength of character?
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Island Wheelers Promote Rd 5 Ulster Cyclocross Series

aRound 5 of the 2016 Ulster Cyclo-cross series took place at Windmill Park in Dungannon for the fifth year  hosted by Island Wheelers with the co-operation and support of Mid Ulster District Council.As usual there was a full complement of races for young riders from Under 6 upwards.

The youth courses include the usual dismount section where the riders jump off their bikes and push them through a short section of the course before quickly remounting their bikes and continuing the lap.… Read more


Big Turnout for Foyle’s CX Event

winOver 300 riders participated in the 4th round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross League which were held in St Columb’s Park, Derry, on Sunday 30thOctober. The class of Asea Wheelworx rider Roger Aiken was there to be enjoyed, as he won the CX ‘A’ Race in a time of 53:31 against stiffcompetition from Barry Kellett of Dromara Cycling Club (Co. Down) and Graham Boyd of Xmtb McConvey Cycles (Belfast). Foyle Cycling Club’s Ronan McLaughlin came in 11th in the ‘A’ race in a time of 58:03.

Foyle Cycling Club, which coordinated the event, was delighted with how the day panned out.… Read more


CU Seek Applications for Executive Positions plus the CU AGM Overview

Following the Cycling Ulster AGM last Saturday the Executive of Cycling Ulster found itself in an unusual position. Of the six positions open for election only two candidates had submitted nomination forms. These were Carl Fullerton of North Donegal CC, standing for Secretary and Andrew Wills of Ballymena CRC standing for Executive Officer position. In the absence of any further nominations Carl and Andrew were deemed duly elected.

Four further positions were left unfilled and a lengthy discussion followed  on how to proceed to fill the Executive positions.… Read more

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Omagh Wheelers Host Girls Only Development Event

eileenOn Saturday 29th October Omagh Wheelers will host a very special "Girls Development Event". Eileen Burns, one of Ireland's top female cyclists  who is just back from the Euro Championships, will be attendance for the morning session. Eileen is a fantastic cyclist and a wonderful ambassador for women's cycling. She is also the holder of two national Time Trial records and has been victorious in the last two Omagh Three Day Stage Races winning the coveted Pink Jersey for leading woman.

Eileen has been back and forward to races in Britain and has represented both Ireland and Ulster
This is a wonderful opportunity for youth girls and visitors from neighbouring clubs to learn from one of the best women riders in the country.
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Halloween Howl Mountain Bike Event Sunday 30th October

gapTir Chonaill Gap Cycling Club is holding a mountain bike event around the hills of Glenties at the end of the month. Registration will take place at 12 noon at Glenties Community Centre, on Sunday 30th of October, with the event getting underway at 1.00pm.The participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties to start off this event in style. The pace will then be controlled up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top.… Read more

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