Ulster Cycling News

Aiken Retains Ulster Cyclo-cross Title

The 2016 Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships was hosted by Kinning Cycles at the new venue of Mallusk Playing Fields on the outskirts of Belfast.  The venue has football and rugby pitches, changing rooms and large car parks.  The course was based towards the back of the venue and went around the edges of the pitches making use of the various embankments and steps as well as a large pile of sand which had been conveniently placed to allow the organisers to incorporate it into the course design.  … Read more


Huge Turn-out for Cyclocross in Ormeau Park

Roger Aiken, Beth McCloskey and Andrew Hicks were the dominant riders in the three cyclocross races promoted by Xmtb McConvey Cycles on Sunday. Aiken of Asea Wheelworx, showed his skills in the A race where once again he was ahead of the field . Sporting his National Champions jersey he covered the seven laps of the mucky and technical course with ease. Barry Kellett of Dromara CC who has proved to be a worthy adversary in recent years was second with the promoting club's Graham Boyd in third position.… Read more


Round 7 Ulster Cyclocross Sunday 20th November

On Sunday Xmtb McConvey Cycles will promote round 7 of the Ulster cyclocross series at Ormeau Park.  The club has used the open grass sections at the Ormeau Road end of the park. Featuring an interesting combination of wide fast corners, a long off camber section, steep descent and a tough uphill running section with most of the course visible from the event village. Under 6 and under 8 riders will share their own mini course with Under 10 and under 12 using a shorter section of the main course. … Read more


Aiken in Top Form at Larne

1-2Team Madigan promoted Round 6 of the Ulster Cyclocross Series on Sunday. Despite the fact that some of the course had been vandalised the hardworking crew at Team Madigan had everything up an running in time for the feast of racing events. There was the usual Youth racing to start with and numbers here seem to be increasing all the time with girls participation well increased.

In the Main Senior men's race Roger Aiken was once again in top form taking the number one spot on the podium.… Read more


Island Wheelers Promote Rd 5 Ulster Cyclocross Series

aRound 5 of the 2016 Ulster Cyclo-cross series took place at Windmill Park in Dungannon for the fifth year  hosted by Island Wheelers with the co-operation and support of Mid Ulster District Council.As usual there was a full complement of races for young riders from Under 6 upwards.

The youth courses include the usual dismount section where the riders jump off their bikes and push them through a short section of the course before quickly remounting their bikes and continuing the lap.… Read more


Big Turnout for Foyle’s CX Event

winOver 300 riders participated in the 4th round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross League which were held in St Columb’s Park, Derry, on Sunday 30thOctober. The class of Asea Wheelworx rider Roger Aiken was there to be enjoyed, as he won the CX ‘A’ Race in a time of 53:31 against stiffcompetition from Barry Kellett of Dromara Cycling Club (Co. Down) and Graham Boyd of Xmtb McConvey Cycles (Belfast). Foyle Cycling Club’s Ronan McLaughlin came in 11th in the ‘A’ race in a time of 58:03.

Foyle Cycling Club, which coordinated the event, was delighted with how the day panned out.… Read more


Round 4 Ulster CX Series Sunday 30th October

Round 4 of the 2016 Ulster Cyclo-cross Series takes place at St. Columb's Park in Derry on Sunday 30th October promoted by Foyle CC. The is the second year that Foyle CC has held a cross race at the park which boasts great variety in terrain. Sign on, showers and food will be in the Foyle Centre - a superb venue. As it is almost Halloween there will be lots of Halloween themes going on during the day. Sign on is open and closes on Friday at 8 pm. Read more


Lady Dixon Host Cyclocross on Sunday

Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting Round 3 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast on Sunday 16 October 2016.  The club has used this venue over the past 5 years and has seen some great racing around this picturesque venue.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support.  Racing takes place in the upper area of the park, close to the Malone Road, with great vistas of beautifully laid out flower beds, walled gardens and meadows. The rolling hills make this an excellent venue for cross racing which should lead to some exciting battles all through the riders.  … Read more


Great Day at Cyclocross in Falls Park

aVC Glendale pulled out all the stops on Sunday to provide a great day's racing for young and old. The cyclocross course included tarmacked areas, steps, and mucky hills which saw a few riders take a tumble. Glendale also managed to turn on the sunshine and it was like a summer's day with temperatures in the 20's. Race director, Brendan Doherty, was hard at work for weeks and spent all day Friday and Saturday in the park digging pits, putting steps in place and generally getting everything set up.… Read more


Round 2 Ulster Cyclocross League Sunday 2nd Oct

vcd-crossRace of the Falling Leaves GP Sunday 2nd October
VC Glendale is proud to host for the third year running the very popular Race of the Falling Leaves GP which is Round 2 in the Ulster Cyclo-Cross league. The circuit is located in the beautiful surroundings of Falls Park in the heart of West Belfast. This stunning location was the host to some fine racing last year and received warm reviews from anyone who rode the event. All the races use the tarmac road at the bottom of the park for the start of the races and whilst the youth riders have their own circuits.… Read more

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