Ulster Cycling News
24Jun/170

Cycle for Cancer Awareness

2Mary and Raymond McCartan from Square Wheels along with a grup of friends plan to cycle a toltal of over 550 miles around the coast of Ulster to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. On the 1st July  they will cycle from the Moy to Bangor, a route of approximately 130 miles via Newry and the coast road - Strangford, Portaferry and up east coast to Bangor. The second part of the cycle will be of the north coast on Monday 10th July starting in Larne following the coast line to Magilligan taking in the infamous Torr Head along the way. … Read more

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16Jun/170

Street Velodrome in Antrim All Weekend

The pop up style street velodrome is in Antrim, Central Car Park, Castle Mall, for three days offering cyclists and non-cyclists the chance to get on their bikes!  Bikes, helmets coaching and all equipment is provided free of charge so come along and join in.  Family fun skills training including bike checks and taster sessions linked to Antrim and Newtownabbey council programmes will also be on offer.… Read more

14Jun/170

Entries closing For National TT and Road Races

If you are interested in competing in the National Road Championships get your entry in NOW!! Registration closes on Thursday 15th June for the Time Trial and on Saturday 17th June for the Road Race - time is running out fast! If you haven't already done so get your entries in for these events. Click HERE to enter.

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8Jun/170

TQCC Summer Solstice Sportive & BBQ June 23rd

Titanic Quarter Cycling Club will host its first-ever Sportive on June 23. A unique event for cyclists of all levels, it will take place on a Friday evening and will be followed by a BBQ and entertainment at the home of Belfast Harlequins Rugby Club on the Malone Road, Belfast. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the UK Sepsis Trust.

Entry fee for the TQCC Summer Solstice Sportive and BBQ is just £20. The event starts at 5pm for sign-in and the 38-mile ride starts at 6pm.… Read more

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8Jun/170

Noel Teggart Races Open for Entry

Pre-entry for the 2017 Noel Teggart Memorial opened on Tuesday 6th June via the Cycling Ireland web portal.  A total of 6 races will be on offer for what looks set to be a busy and exciting day of racing
in Banbridge. The flagship event for the day will cater for A1 & A2 riders covering a total distance of 130km over 7 laps of the well-known Banbridge/Gilford/Scarva circuit.  A separate race will be hosted to cater for the A3 and A3 Junior riders, using the same course but with a reduced distance of 110km  covering 6 laps.… Read more

4Jun/170

Final Pics and Roundup of Rás Dhun na nGall

aaThe 27th Rás Dhun na nGall ended on a high note this evening when the race produced its first Donegal winner in the form of 16 year old Conor Halvey from Donegal. Halvey kept a cool head throughout the weekend and never lost sight of the overall goal. He used his knowledge of the roads that he had trained on so often to save his strength when possible and drive on when needed. I think we will be seeing a lot more from this young man.… Read more

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4Jun/170

Halvey Delights Home Crowds to Take Final Yellow in Donegal

aThe final stage of Rás Dhun na nGall 2017 produced a Donegal winner for the first tine in its twenty seven year history. The sixty two mile stage took the riders through several loops around Ardara, Glenties and Portnoo before the ascent of Glengesh where the race finished.

With many riders only 34 seconds off the Yellow jerssy attacks came quickly as those in contention tried to make their mark and break the stronghold of the NRPT outfit which had dominated the race so far. Coming to the top of the first KoH at the Nick, Dillon Corkery (NRPT) was out on his own followed closely by Adam Ward (AAA) while the peloton, led by Calvin Moore (Caldwell Cycles) and Conor Gallagher (Castlebar CC) put down the hammer and gave chase.… Read more

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3Jun/170

McLaughlin In Yellow Again as Ward Takes Stage 3

aStage three of Rás Dhun na nGall took to the roads from Ardara to Glenties to Portnoo this afternoon to cover three laps of an 18 mile circuit. While things may have been close in GC going into the stage there were a lot of time bonuses up for grabs on this stage the first two passes of the finish line had points 3, 2, 1 for the first three while on  the final pass these points were doubled. As a result attacks began almost from the off and leaving some riders out the back in the first few miles.… Read more

3Jun/170

Moore Takes TT Stage but Halvey in Yellow

aCalvin Moore of Caldwell Cycles had the legs today to see him take victory in Stage two of Rás Dhun nan Gall. This was a time trial stage of 24 miles taking riders on the road from Ardara to Killybegs and finishing on the top of the climb of the Nick. For many of the early riders, not only did they have to contend with the steepness of the climb, but also torrential rain. Calvin made it look easy though and took the stage with a time of 08’17.05” just two seconds faster that second placed rider Dillon Corkery of NRPT.… Read more

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2Jun/170

McLaughlin Lifts Yellow in Donegal

aEoghan McLaughlin of the NRPT outfit took the first yellow jersey of the 27th promotion of Rás Dhun na nGall in an exciting sprint finish. McLaughlin was one of an eight man break which at one stage gained almost thirty seconds on the chasers.

Unlike previous Friday night stages in this event the bunch kept very much together this time with any attacks quickly reeled in until just after the halfway stage when a small group got away, This group included the eventual winner McLaughlin, along with his team-mates Conor Halvey and Alexis Roche.… Read more

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