Ulster Cycling News

Newry Wheelers Defend their TTT Title in Style

4The Newry Wheelers squad of Des Woods, Sean Featherstone, Colm Quinn and Aidan Bingham descended on Ballymena tonight with coach Barry Monaghan in tow to defend their Ulster Team Time Trial Champions title from all comers. Racing past the finishing post with a time of 48:04 for the 25 mile distance they were a good twenty seconds faster than nearest rivals the Powerhouse team. However the Powerhouse squad were all juniors and the three finishers were Cathir Doyle, Xeno Young and Breandan Flanagan. Unfortunately fourth man Adam Ward suffered a mechanical right at the start with his brakes jamming on.… Read more


Potts Takes McCann Cup for Second Weekend Victory

The 16th edition of the McCann Cup took place in dry, but bitterly cold conditions at Fintona on Sunday 18th March. A record number of entries from across the north and south travelled to Fintona for the popular race sponsored by Ballmore Services. A full suite of races was on offer including Womens, Masters, A4, A3 and the main A1/A2 race.

In the A1/A2 race, a full field took to the start line with the A2 riders getting a handicap advantage of 3mins. However, the A1s behind quickly got to business and 7 riders broke away from the 40 rider pack and bridged the 3min gap after only 25miles of racing.… Read more


Details of St Patrick’s Day Derrymacash Cup

St Patrick's Day Derrymacash Cup Pre-Entry now open. This event is promoted by Clann Eireann CC.

A3/A4/Women Handicap Road Race - One Race

Race HQ: Goodyear Sports and Social Club, Silverwood Road, BT66 6LE, Lurgan.

Sign on: Goodyear Sports and Social Club, Silverwood Road, BT66 6LE, Lurgan. 09:00-10:40am.

Race Details:  Start 11.00 am on Ballinery Rd  8 laps of former Clann Eireann Cup Circuit - Ballinerry Road, Charlestown Road, Carbaret Road, Kilvergan Road, Aghacommon Embankment, Ballinderry Road.

Entry Fee:  12:00 (online)  online entry @ www.clanncc.net

Race Director: Mickey Murray Senior:  07860 608306.… Read more


Cycling Ulster Award WInners

The Cycling Ulster Awards evening will take place next Sunday in the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown. In the inerests of allowing younger members to get home at a reasonable time the evening is scheduled to begin at 4,30 with the meal served at 5.00pm. The cost is £20 per adult and £10 per child which has been heavily subsidised by Cycling Ulster.

If you intend to be at the dinner you should register and pay in advance HERE

A full list of all prize winners can be downloaded below.… Read more

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Safeguarding Course Tonight in Cookstown

Cycling Ulster will be running a Safeguarding Awareness Course in Cookstown this evening. The course will take place in Team Aspie HQ''s on Molesworth Street, Cookstown
(opposite the police station). The course will begin at 7.00pm and will last approximately three hours. Refreshments will served at the halfway point. The course will be taken by Marian Lamb, Ulster's Lead Safeguarding Officer.

The course has been requested by Harps CC but is open to any member from other clubs who wish to attend. The course is provided free of charge to all Ulster clubs.… Read more

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Champions Crowned at Ulster CX Championships at Mallusk

The 2017 Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships were held at Mallusk Playing Fields on the outskirts of Belfast.  The venue had been used last year for the same event and thanks have to be expressed for Glenn Kinning, his club mates at Kinning Cycles and to the other friends from other clubs who helped out as well.  The course threaded its way around the football pitches making great use of the banks and steps.  A sand trap had been created thanks to a lorry load of sand from Quarrystone. … Read more


Dromara Raise Funds for Children’s Charity

Local cycling club, Dromara Cycling Club, recently presented a cheque for £200 to the Energy for Children Charity. The funds were raised from the club's annual Slieve Croob Hill Climb Challenge which saw dozens of riders complete a gruelling time trial ascent of the mountain. Funds raised will go towards the Energy for Children Charity which provides financial support to groups and individuals that may slip through the net of the wider charity network.

Founded on the principle that 'all monies raised go directly to local children and young people', the Trust aims to reach deeper into the heart of local communities to really make a difference to disadvantaged children's lives.… Read more

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World-renowned cycling expert to give talk for local cyclists

If you've been thinking about getting into cycling, now's the time to meet the members of Armagh Down Cycling Club.

On November 22, Armagh Down CC will be holding its annual membership night and it's the perfect opportunity to go along and find out what's on offer.


A warm welcome awaits and you can chat with current members to find out the benefits of cycling with a locally run club, plus hear from one of the country's most eminent cycling experts, Anthony Walsh, founder and director of A1 Coaching.… Read more

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Inaugural Killinchy CX Venue a Resounding Success

Delamont Country Park, located just outside the village of Killyleagh alongside the shores of Strangford Lough, is a new venue for the Ulster Cyclo-cross series which took place on Sunday 22nd October.  It was Killinchy Cycling Club's first cyclo-cross race which they organised through the support of the local park wardens and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  The popular County Down park offers a play park, a miniture railway, walks to the megalith (erected in 1999) and great views of the lough.

This was Round 4 of the series and thankfully the storm (Brian) the day before had died down to leave a pleasant autumn day, if a little cool. … Read more


Funding Offer and New Jobs to Deliver the NW Greenway Project

buncranaDerry City and Strabane District Council has received a formal letter of offer for €14.85 million from the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme to proceed with the North West greenways project that will lead to the provision of 46.5km of new cross border greenways across the Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council regions. The project has also successfully provided over €2m worth of cross border employment with eight new posts created between both Councils to support the scheme.

The project is being led by Derry City and Strabane District Council with the support of its project partners Donegal County Council, Transport NI and Sustrans.… Read more

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