Ulster Cycling News
25Oct/120

Volunteers Required for World Police and Fire Games

The World Police & Fire Games, the third largest multi-sport competition in the world, is coming to Northern Ireland next August, and Volunteer Now is  currently recruiting around 3500 volunteers to help deliver the friendliest games ever.  The online application is now live  and will be open until 31 October - after that date there will be no more chances to apply.

Anyone who is 16 years or older by 1st January 2013 can apply, and there is no maximum age limit, so we appreciate you helping to spread the word and encouraging your staff, volunteers, members, service users and networks to be inspired and apply to be a volunteer with Team 2013.… Read more

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23Oct/123

Please Read – Clarification of Motions and Proposals at CI AGM

Since posting the story of the proposed grading changes on this site numerous people have emailed, phoned, texted and made comments. This is very encouraging and it is only when members engage in discussion can appropriate changes for the better take place. Therefore I would urge as many club delegates as possible to attend the Cycling Ireland AGM on 3rd November in Clonmel or it is possible that a system will be proposed that no-one wants or agrees with.

However there is some confusion among our readers as to the process at the AGM this year so I felt that additional information may help you make more informed choices or perhaps just encourage you to go along.… Read more

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23Oct/120

Aiken Shows Who’s Master at Phoenix CX

A massive crowd of riders of all ages descended on Lady Dixon Park on Sunday for the cyclo-cross race promoted by Phoenix CC. The promotion of such events is a new departure for the Belfast based club with a cross race in 2011 their first foray into off road events. The positive comments received following  last year’s event encouraged the club to continue and by all accounts Sunday’s promotion was even better.

A fast flowing course with some technical sections not to mention the aptly nicknamed ‘Catastrophe Corner’ ensured a great day’s outing for riders and spectators alike.… Read more

23Oct/120

Cycling Ulster Youth Riders Experience Olympic Course

Seven Cycling Ulster young members headed off to the Olympic MTB Venue recently.  These were Shenna McKiverigan, Shannon Buller, Jill Curry , James Curry, Declan Mullholland, Darnell Moore and Ryan Orr. They had the fantastic opportunity  to compete at the Olympic MTB venue, Hadleigh Farm.

They were competing in the UK interregional MTB Championships.

The competition saw the top young riders from across the UK, all under the age of 16, come together to compete for their regions over three days. Young aspiring riders competed in a skills competition as well as a massed start hill climb, dirt crit eliminator and cross country events.… Read more

21Oct/120

All Roads Lead to Richill Today

From North, South, East and West all roads converged on Richill today as over four hundred cyclists came to support Stephen and Judith Gallagher's fundraising efforts for the Children's Heartbeat Trust.

The event was Cody's Challenge named in honour of Stephen's son Cody who died just three years ago from a heart related illness. And Cody must have been pleased with the turnout because he ensured that the sun came out to dispel the early morning mist and highlight the autumn gold and brown of the trees.… Read more

19Oct/127

Please Read – CI Plan Significant Grading Changes at AGM

Significant changes  are set to be introduced to the grading and ranking of competitive road cyclists in 2013. There will be a workshop with the Road Commission at the Cycling Ireland AGM where the issue is to be discussed in detail and changes implemented for the 2013 season. The Cycling Ireland Annual General Meeting will take place on November 3rd 2012 at 11am in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, County Tipperary.

Cycling Ireland encourages the participation of our club members in our AGM as decisions agreed on the day will be final.If you feel you have a relevant contribution towards this discussion for consideration please email info@cyclingireland.ie with 'Grading Changes 2013' in the subject line before October 31st.… Read more

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19Oct/120

Full Time Cycling Post in Belfast

Belfast Community Sports Development Network (BCSDN) is the main Community Sports Development organisation in Belfast, working with Clubs, Community Groups and others across the city. The organisation currently employs Development Workers and Coaches to deliver events and crime diversion / health / community relations programmes in a variety of settings. Last year BCSDN had over 20,000 children and adults involved in their programmes.

BCSDN and Belfast City Council have created the following Active Communities posts through funding from Sport Northern Ireland. Active Communities is a Lottery investment programme that seeks to employ, deploy and train a network of sports coaches and physical activity leaders to deliver activities in community and club settings across Northern Ireland.… Read more

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18Oct/120

Tour of Ulster Back on Track for 2013

Cycling Ulster has received news this morning that the 2013 Tour of Ulster will take place this year. It will not be promoted by the UCPC but by an amalgam of clubs. Currently few details are available as negotiations are still in the early stages and further meetings will take place this week.

As soon as we get any further information we will update these details.

Marian Lamb… Read more

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17Oct/120

Cody’s Challenge, Plumbridge Cycle and Phoenix CX this Weekend

Cody's Challenge  Sunday 21st October promoted by Steady CC
Cody's Challenge Sportive will provide three distances of 10, 50 and 70 miles which facilitates both recreational and competitive cyclists alike.  Sign on will be at Richhill Leisure centre with refreshments after.

The first group of riders who have chosen the 70 mile route will be leaving at 9.45 am. The 50mile group will leave at 10am and the 10mile group will leave at 10.15am. A pre-event briefing will take place in the main hall at 9.30 to explain the event details and about the charity to which all the funds are going.… Read more

15Oct/122

No Tour of Ulster for 2013

We have been informed by the Ulster Cycles Promotion Club who normally promote the Tour of Ulster stage race that they will not be doing so for 2013. The UCPC is a small organisation which relies heavily on volunteer support in the promotion of the event.

Following their AGM last week they decided that there was insufficient support to promote the race in a professional manner. They also cited the difficulty of finding civilian motorbike marshalls to help the PSNI outriders as another reason why the event would not be going ahead.… Read more

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