Ulster Cycling News

Feast of Racing at Emyvale

Emyvale Grand Prix :
Emyvale CC held their annual Gp on Sunday 21st May. The youth races kicked off at 10.00am with U16s off first with 4 laps of a 10km circuit from Emyvale to Corracrin to Glennan and back to Emyvale. They were followed by the U14s with 2 laps and the U12s with 1 lap. The racing was fast with plenty of attacking but all breakaways were taken back for the hill sprint at the end. Thanks to Emma McKenna, representing Emyvale Credit Union, for helping with prize-giving along with former pro cyclist and Irish Olympian, Mark Scanlon, who was to ride the main event later on.

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Great Racing in the Sun at Coleraine

8Bann Wheelers promoted their Grand Prix today on the roads around Coleraine. The race was run off in warm sunshine. Once again Bann Wheelers pulled out all the stops to ensure that the event was both safe and enjoyable.

Many thanks to all the support crew, Commissaires and those who provided all the refreshments. … Read more


Entries Close Soon For Rás Dhun na nGall

1The 2017 Rás Dhun na nGall takes place on the first weekend in June with a road race on Friday 2nd, A tough time trial on Saturday followed by a  race in the afternoon and a final stage on Sunday with the race finish on the iconic Glengesh Pass. The race headquarters will once again be situated in the historic town of Ardara.

Entry for the event is through Cycling Ireland and you can access the online entry system by clicking HERE. Entries are filling up fast and close on Sunday 28th May.… Read more


North West 3 Day This Weekend

This weekend sees Foyle CC promote the North West 3 Day Cycling Race supported by Derry & Strabane District Council. This event will see 100 riders compete on the challenging roads of Derry and Donegal. The event is the biggest cycling race to come to Derry in many years and only weeks before Ireland's toughest professional race "An Post Ras" will race in many of the same roads.

The race starts on Friday evening 12th May with a Road race, continues on Saturday Morning with a Time Trial and later that afternoon another road race.The final stage road race takes place on Sunday morning.… Read more


Ward and Barnes for Bahamas

Adam Ward of Powerhouse Sport and Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone have been named as the  two riders selected to represent Northern Ireland at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas later this year. They will be accompanied by their coach manger Gary McKeegan. The team at Ulster Cycling News wish both lads the very best of luck in the upcoming Games.

For the full list of athletes attending the Games see press release below.

NI Team Announcement – Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

With just a little over two months before the action begins, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has announced the team which will be competing in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas between 18th and 23rd of July.… Read more


Potts adds Tour of Mournes to Palmares

1Marc Potts of Neon Velo takes another decisive victory when he ticked off the classic Tour of the Mournes promoted by Newry Wheelers. He was followed in by Breandan Flannaghan of the Powerhouse outfit. His team mate, Lindsay Watson took the final podium position.

Results : Tour of the Mournes - Sun, May 7th: Promoted by Newry Wheelers… Read more


Ryan Wins Stage 3 of AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster 2017

The Tour of Ulster started today in the Moy with 75.8 miles to cover over 7 laps of a 10 mile circuit. Shortly after the start 9 riders moved clear, they were Mark O'Callaghan (Aqua Blue Sport Academy), Anthony Walsh (Aqua Blue Sport Academy), Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles Omagh), Chris McGlinchey (Cycling Ulster), Lindsay Watson (Cycling Ulster), David McFall (Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club), Robert Jon McCarthy (Team Monaghan), David Watson (The Bike House CC) and Ian Richardson (UCD Cycling Club).

Robert Jon McCarthy (Team Monaghan) who was sitting in 2nd place overall was in the lead group and their advantage increased to 56 seconds after 20 miles covered, putting McCarthy (Team Monaghan) the virtual race leader on the road.… Read more


Morton Wins Stage 2 of AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster 2017

The Tour of Ulster started today in the Moy with 90.8 miles to cover. By the time the race reached the 1st KOH of the day at 7.7 miles covered a 5 man group had a 19 second lead over the main field. The group consisted of Marc Potts (Cycling Ulster), Lindsay Watson (Cycling Ulster), James Davenport (Strata3-Velorevolution Cycling Team), Adam Stenson (TEAM BIKEWORX Celbridge) & Cian O'Reilly (UCD Cycling Club).

When the race reached the 2nd KOH at Newry the leaders had being joined by more riders and had a 23 second lead over the main field.… Read more


O’Mahony Wins Stage 1 of Tour of Ulster

aThe Tour of Ulster started this year in the in Moy, Robert Jon McCarthy (Team Monaghan) was the first attacker, but was caught soon after. After a flurry of attacks a of 9 man lead group established a 15 second lead by the time the race entered Cookstown with 15 miles covered. They were Matteo Cigala (Aqua Blue Sport Academy), Ronan McLaughlin (Aqua Blue Sport Academy), Anthony Walsh (Aqua Blue Sport Academy), Jamie Blanchfield (Carrick Wheelers Cycling Club), Marc Potts (Cycling Ulster), Mark Dowling (Strata3-Velorevolution Cycling Team), Adam Stenson (TEAM BIKEWORX Celbridge), Robert Jon McCarthy (Team Monaghan) and Ian Richardson (UCD Cycling Club).… Read more


Experienced Line-up for Tour of Ulster

The Tour of Ulster starts this coming weekend and the line-up is impressive. With the majority of riders coming from Ireland and looking to use this event as training for the up-coming An Post Rás it should make for an exciting race.

Cycling Ulster is fielding a strong team. Marc Potts is on the team and he recently had an impressive win in the tough Waller Cup at Bohermeen.… Read more

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