Ulster Cycling News

Hawkins in Yellow After Stormont Prologue

Peter Hawkins of the Cycling Ulster-Slane Cycles team donned the first yellow jersey of the Tour of the North International Cycle Race when he won the prologue time trial at Stormont this evening. The 24-year-old from south Belfast, who bases most of his season in Belgium, stormed up the one mile hill at Parliament Buildings in a time of 1-45 a full 4 seconds faster than Dromore's Roger Aiken (Planet X). Third place went to Chris Reilly (Cuchullain CC) while Folkert De Haan from the Netherlands was first of the continental riders.… Read more


Northern Ireland Road Race Championships / North Down Grand Prix

With just a few days before entries close, things are hotting up for the North Down Grand Prix, which incorporates the Northern Ireland Road Race Championships. Thanks to generous sponsorship from North Down Borough Council, Stena, Regency Cars and the Bokhara Restaurant, the promoting North Down club have been able to attract entries from not only Northern Ireland, but further afield.

Although championship medals are only on offer to those who are either normally resident in the province or are members of a Cycling Ulster club, the Northern Ireland Road Race Championships have traditionally been ‘open’.… Read more


Mixed Results for Irish Riders at Dalby

A contingent of 7 Irish riders took part in the 2nd round of the British National MTB Series, held in Dalby Forest last weekend. In the women’s Elite race, the Irish National XC Champion Cait Elliott (WXC World Racing), Ciara McManus (Summit Mountainbiking) and Mel Spath (Cycleways) took part. Multiple Irish National Champion Robin Seymour (Team WORC) was joined by club mate Evan Ryan in the Elite mens’ race, Claire Oakley (WXC Mountainbike Team UK) racing in the Junior Female category with her brother Chris Oakley (XMTB McConvey Cycles) competing in the Youth Male category.… Read more


Mulholland Sprints to Victory at Seskinore

Ciara Mulholland continued to show great form by sprinting to victory in the third round of the Sportactive UWA Road Race league hosted by Omagh Wheelers at Seskinore. Twenty women took to the start line, with a limit group of 6 riders getting a three minute lead on the scratch group. The race was held over three tough lumpy laps of a 10 mile loop, and the pace was high from the outset.

There was plenty of attacking from the start, with Ciara Mulholland (Clann Eireann), Therese Smyth (Phoenix) and Roisin Kennedy (LCRC) all having a go on the first lap.… Read more


Stormont Gears Up For Tour Of The North

Northern Ireland’s top international cycling event, the P&O Ferries Tour of the North will take to the roads on the 22nd April for the 47th edition of the Northern Ireland Cycling Federation’s Easter classic stage race. Over 100 riders will battle it out for the coveted first leader's Yellow Jersey at 7pm on Good Friday evening over a 1km hill climb in the grounds of Stormont marking the first day of the Tour.

On Saturday riders will then embark on a clockwise loop of the province taking in counties Down, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, and Derry.… Read more


Super Day’s Racing at McCann Cup, Seskinore

Ross Blayney, proved today that he still had sprinting legs when he took victory in the McCann Cup, promoted by Omagh Wheelers today for the second time in his career. The North Down man lined up in the A race for A2/A3 riders which covered seventy miles of a tough rolly circuit. From the outset the pace was high and the 2 minute handicap given to A3’s was soon whittled down and the race was on.

No one had a chance to sit in or take a breather.… Read more


Armstrong Outsprints McAllister in Caldwell

Adam Armstrong (Eurocycles) was the victor in this years edition of the Wallace Caldwell Memorial road race promoted by Ballymena Road Club. Almost eighty hardy cyclists signed on this morning at the Ballymena club rooms for the seventy eight mile Wallace Caldwell Memorial Road Race which was also the opener for the Slane Cycles Ulster Classic League. The race rolled out from Ballymena to the start where racing began in earnest. As the riders headed towards Portglenone the pace quickened and set the standard for the day.… Read more


Start List Wallace Caldwell – Updated

The full start list of the Wallace Caldwell due to take place on Saturday 16th April (tomorrow) is now listed below. In total there are 81 starters so there are so the event is now full. The race rolls out onto the course at 10.45am with a stat time of 11.00 am. The event is also the first round of the Slane Cycles Ulster Classic League supported by Slane Cycles, Cycling Ulster and the NICF. With the weather set to be fine and sunny what better way to spend the day.… Read more


Rás Dhun na nGall 2011 – Entries Now Open

The Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Traders, has just announced that the 2011 Rás Dhun na nGall three-day stage race will take place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of June. Online entry and an accommodation list are now available on the club website, www.fourmasterscycling.com The fee is €50 per person, rising to €55 on 13th May. The race is open to A2, A3 and... women riders. Entry closes on Friday 20th May.… Read more


Bennett 12th and Ulster’s Sean Downey 36th in Nations Cup Race

Sam Bennett took an excellent 12th place in the La Côte Picarde in France yesterday, with Ulster's Sean Downey finishing 36th in the same time as Bennett and the race winner. Bennett's result means Ireland has gained vital Nations Cup ranking points which count towards qualification for the World Under 23 Road Race Championship.

Lurgan's Thomas Martin finished in a group 7 minutes and 21 seconds behind in 100th place.

This was the second race of the Irish Nations Cup campaign which began with the Under 23 Tour of Flanders on Saturday.… Read more

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