Ulster Cycling News

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


Bangor Cyclo Cross and Tour of South Derry Sun 14th October

Bangor Cyclo Cross - Sunday 14th October - Promoted by North Down
North Down CC are delighted to run a round of the Ulster league for the first time on Sunday 14th October. Ballymacormick Park is the sports grounds for Bangor Grammar school. The area is very open and although mainly flat we have made the most of the humps on the course, throwing in plenty of technical too. Expect fast laps. Spectators can see the whole course from the start/finish area. Soup and sandwiches after race.… Read more


The 2012 Ulster Cyclo-cross series kicks off this Sunday at Lurgan Park

The first round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2012 takes place in Lurgan Park on Sunday 7 October 2012 and will be hosted by Apollo CT.
This year there will be two cyclo-cross races, the A' race and the B' race. The A' race will have the usual categories, Senior men, Junior men, Women, Veteran men, Supervet men. The B' race is for males only and is aimed for novices, beginners and riders who consistently finish in the bottom third of the main CX races. There will be minor prizes for the top 3 men in the B' race.… Read more


Beautiful conditions for the Cyclo-cross training day

Lurgan Park was bathed in glorious autumn sunshine and full of walkers on Sunday 23 September when a group of 21 cyclists gathered at the tennis pavilion to learn more about the winter sport of cyclo-cross. The training, which followed on from a similar session in 2011, was organised by the Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission to encourage greater uptake in this excellent strand of the sport. The cyclists had come from a wide selection of clubs with some travelling up from Dublin.

The day started with lunch with a chance to relax and chat with fellow riders.… Read more


Cyclo-cross training day – Sunday 23 September 2012

With the upcoming Cyclo-cross season about to start in October, the Cycling Ulster Off-road commission has organised a Cyclo-cross training day on Sunday 23 September 2012 at Lurgan Park. Start time 12 pm with lunch to begin. Finish 4 pm.
There will be a mix of classroom style talks on training, nutrition etc before the practical work outside. There are a unique set of skills for cyclo-cross racing which will include dismounts, remounts, cornering and tackling barriers and steps.

This year's training will be geared towards both the "novice/beginner" and those who want to improve their skills through a master class from the Ulster champion Roger Aiken.… Read more


Seymour Lifts 18th Title – Ulster Riders Prove their Worth

Robin Seymour of Team WORC stormed ahead yesterday at St Anne's Park in Dublin to take his 18th National Cyclocross Title.  The 40 year old Wicklow man has only ever been defeated once in this championship when Roger Aiken took the title some years ago. Roger Aiken of Banbridge went all out on this challenging and technical course but was plagued by mechanical difficulties from the start and had to be satisfied with second place.

However he was gracious in defeat and acknowledged that even without the mechanicals he felt that the on-form Seymour was still likely to win.… Read more


National CX Championships – Registration Now Open

The 2012 National Cyclocross Championships has been set as Saturday the 7th of January and will take place in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin. Following the Supercross Cup series format of 2011 there will be two races on the day with the National cyclocross champion title race for Senior Men and Ladies* and the (Category 2) non-national title race. Senior Championship Gridding will be based on UCI points and subsequent places allocated based on Supercross Cup and Ulster Cyclocross League results.

*as per UCI rules, to qualify as a national title there will have to be a minimum number ladies racing on the day.… Read more


Final round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series at Kilbroney on 27 Nov 2011

The sixth and final round of the 2011 Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series will take place on Sunday 27 November 2011 at the stunning Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor, hosted by Newry Wheelers. There has been a great history of cyclo-cross races at this venue and Drew McKinley and his team are hoping to continue that traditional this weekend.

There will be the usual support races for Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s. For the over 16s there is a mountain bike support race for those who do not own a cyclo-cross bike.… Read more


Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships Sunday 20 November 2011

Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series will take place on Sunday 20 November 2011 at Ormeau Park in Belfast, hosted by Xmtb McConvey Cycles. This round is doubling up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships with Ulster medals for
Top 3 Ulster senior male riders,
Top 3 Ulster Veteran males,
Top 3 Ulster Junior riders (male),
Top 3 Ulster Women
and the Ulster Team prize.

There will be the usual support races for Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s. For the over 16s there is a mountain bike support race for those who do not own a cyclo-cross bike.… Read more


Roger storms to another victory at Moira Park cyclo-cross

Dromara Cycling Club hosted the 4th round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series at the new venue of Moira Demesne, in the heart of the town of Moira, on Sunday 6 November 2011. Club members were on site from 7 am setting out the 1.5 mile course around the park in time for the first races of the day. The morning started off cold and frosty but the bright sunshine soon warmed up the park and the riders and provided a fine day for cycling. The club is very grateful for the support of Lisburn City Council for providing access to the park which is hoped will be used again in the future.… Read more

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