Ulster Cycling News

Sprocket Rocket Instructor Training Day Saturday 1st April 2017

Cycling Ireland will be running a Sprocket Rocket Instructor Training Day on Saturday 1st April 2017 and places are now available. This training day is open to individuals from Clubs / Schools / Community organisations or any other person who wishes to become a Sprocket Rocket coach. No prior coaching experience needed. The cost of the course is £25 / €30.

The Sprocket Rocket programme teaches children aged 5-11 the basic skills required to become a confident and competent cyclist and is ideal for youth members of your club.… Read more

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Cyclist Gear Up For Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

46Cyclists get ready to descend on Annaclone as Irish racing season gets under way this Saturday. Opening the Irish  road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place this Saturday, 18th February. Two races will be hosted, both of which will start and finish outside the Hawthorne Inn. The main attraction of the day will be the ‘A’ race cateringfor A1, A2 & A3 category riders which starts at 12 noon and will cover  76km.  This will be a handicapped affair with the A3 riders receiving a competitive handicap over their A2 and A1 counterparts. … Read more


Maryland RT Sunday 12th February

The Maryland Wheelers Reliability takes place this Sunday 12th February. The route distance is 75 mile/115 Km and the cost  is £10 for Cycling Ireland Licence holders. The sign on and Event HQ is Smithfield,  Lisburn. Sign on is from 0830 to 0920 with the A run leaving at 0930. After this the B run leaves 09.35. There will be a Refreshment stop at Dundrum.
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National Championships 2017 – Junior & Master TT and Junior & A3 RR

Carn Wheelers are proud to announce that they have been awarded the promotion of the Junior & Master Time Trial and A3 & Junior National  Championships to take place on 9th & 10th September 2017. All events for

All information will be posted on the www.carnwheelers.co.uk and the Carn Wheelers facebook page. In the interim for information contact Aidan Higgins, Carn Wheelers at aidanhiggins01@googlemail.com

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com… Read more


Ulster Cyclocross Championships Sun 18th December

On Sunday 18th December, Kinning Cycles will be hosting the Ulster Cyclocross Championships. This prestigious event will take place in the new venue of Belfast Playing Fields. Mallusk, with the help and support of Belfast City Council. It looks set to be a fast course with a number of steps, some steep banks, off-camber sections and a sand pit. Sign-on opens at 9:30 with the course open for practice shortly after that. There will be 3 races on the day with Juniors, Women, Under 14s and Under 16s kicking off the action at 10:45, M40 and M50 men at 12:15 and Senior men at 14:00.… Read more

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Funding Announced For Inishowen Greenway

Multi-million Euro funding for greenway a major boost for local infrastructure in Derry and Inishowen
The Co-founder of the Wee Greenway Initiative, Ronan Gallagher, has said that the imminent announcement of funding towards the construction of sections of the proposed route is to be welcomed.
'For over two years, our group has been canvassing local opinion around Inishowen and Derry and there is a growing desire to see such infrastructure funded and constructed.' He continued: 'infrastructure is not all about road development. Not only will greenways help improve the quality of life and health of those that use the proposed route, it will also help attract tourists to the area, building on the benefits brought to Inishowen by the Wild Atlantic Way.… Read more

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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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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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Armagh Down CC Welcomes New Members

If you've been thinking about getting into cycling, now's the time to meet the members of Armagh Down Cycling Club. Next Wednesday, October 26, 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 there are some fantastic guest speakers - including Irish cyclist and triathlete Bryan McCrystal and Gerard Hughes, owner and proprietor of Cycle Recycle Newry.… Read more

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Shimna Anniversary Cycle Sunday 23rd

Sunday 23rd October - Shimna Anniversary Cycle
On Sunday Shimna Wheelers will promote their anniversary cycle. There will be two routes to chose from namely 30 mile or 60 miles. This should provide a cycle for all abilities. The event costs a mere £5 ans is excellent value for money. Refreshments will be provided after the event. The cycle will depart Newcastle at 9.30am.Sign-on will take place in Newcastle Leisure Centre, 10-14 Central Promenade.… Read more

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