Ulster Cycling News

Big Turnout for Round 1 CX League

raOver 300 riders took part on Friday night in the Kinning Cyclocross Series and today there were over 350 riders participating in the first round of the Ulster Cyclocross league. This first round was promoted by Apollo CT at Lurgan Park.

It was a busy day for the Apollo club who had marshalls at all key positions who had to put up with the rain. As well as the main CX races there were races for youth riders from U6 upwards and an mtb support race as well.… Read more


Flood Lit Cross A Real Success

29848473896_a9a9ae41c3_mKinning Cycles promoted the first cyclocoss of the season on Friday night at Orangefield. The event was run off under floodlights and proved to be a great success. All the races attracted big numbers and the feedback was very positive.There were special winners jerseys presented which were designed by Victory Chimp and produced by Bioracer.

The main event of the night was won by Roger Aiken of Asea Wheelworx. Race Director, Glen Kinning did well to come second followed in by Graham Boyd of Xmtb McConvey Cycles.… Read more

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Kinning CX Training Booked Out

aOrangefield held host to Kinning Cycles Cyclocross Training day yesterday. The event was well supported by several different clubs and The Belgian project was there to capture it all. The great sunshine attracted a lot more than expected. The group was split in two. Glenn lead one group that worked on dismounts, remounts  and barriers. Andrew Patton took the other group to a typical hairpin section. This gave riders the opportunity to look at different racing lines through basic corners and how to ride fast and defensive.… Read more

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Kinning Cycles Cross League Is a Go

Kinning Cycles CC are all set for the upcoming cyclocross season 2016/17 following on from the huge success of last year's first cross race at Orangefield park. The drop in the daylight into the evening added to the electric atmosphere. This year we will return to Orangefield Park for the season opener of the Kinning Cross League which will be floodlit. It will be the first round in Ulster, but not part of the Ulster cross series. Instead Kinning Cycles will hold their own league with a twist on the General classification, which will be based on time from all 4 rounds.… Read more

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Aiken Does it Again in National CX Champs

aRoger Aiken of Team ASEA proved too strong for the talented David Montgomery of Chain Reaction Cycles in the  Dromara CC promoted National Cyclocross Championships in Tollymore Forest Park. Aiken who is never to be discounted whether on road or off showed his exceptional talent on Sunday when he powerted through the technical course in all sorts of weather to win the event by over a minute over Montgomery.

Glenn Kinning of Kinning Cycles had to be content with the bronze medal position for the third time in three successive Championships.… Read more


Only a Week Left to Enter National CX Championships

The 2016 National Cyclocross Championships will be hosted this year by Dromara CC at Tollymore Forest Park.This promises to be an exciting venue and with Ulster's off road Chairman, Martin Grimley, at the helm then you can be assured of a very professional event.

As with all National Championships Pre-entry is mandatory and entries will close on next Sunday 3rd January. Under the Technical Rules and Regulations of Cycling Ireland there is a minimum entry requirement before championship medals can be awarded so it is essential to get your entries in soon.… Read more

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New Ulster Champions Crowned at Mucky Maghera

There were lots of new Ulster Cyclocross Champions crowned on Sunday following Carn Wheelers impressive promotion of the Ulster Cyclocross Championships. Following a frosty start, rain soon came in and the ground, churned up by countless wheels, quickly  turned into the inevitable mudbath, a fact that only added to the enjoyment of the event for many true cyclocross aficionados.

The course was a mixture of hard and soft terrain with some elevation. and proved to be quite a technical course. Participants gave this new course in the grounds of the former Maghera School the thumbs up.… Read more

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Ulster Cyclocross Championships Sunday 13th December

Once again Carn Wheelers have come forward to host the Ulster Cyclocross Championships which take place this coming Sunday. There will be a brand new venue for this year's event which offers a mix of hard road, grass and flagstones over a an undulating course. The venue is the former Maghera High School on the outskirts of Maghera.  The local council has taken over the site of the school which was abandoned in 2009 and  Carn Wheelers approached them to use the the grounds. There will car parking in the old all weather pitch.… Read more


CI President Comes to Belfast for New Woman Only CX Event

aaTomorrow, Sunday, Phoenix CC will be promoting their CX event in Lady Dixon Park, a venue which has been used for the past number of years and always promises exciting racing both for spectators and participants.

In a move away from the norm of Ulster CX events, Phoenix CC took the decision not to host an MTB support race for men but to run a women only CX  and a women only MTB support race instead. This is the first time in the history of Irish cyclocross that women have had their own, completely separate event and to mark the occasion Phoenix CC will presenting a special perpetual trophy - the Phoenix CC Cyclocross Trofee.… Read more


Sunshine for the start of the 2015 Ulster Cyclo-cross series

The 2015 Ulster Cyclo-cross series kicked off at Lurgan Park on Sunday 4 October 2015.  The park was looking fantastic in the bright, warm, autumn sunlight and was busiling with people from early morning.  The hardworking volunteers from Apollo Cycling Team were on site from 7 am setting up the course.  With so much dry weather lately the grass was very dry and very fast.  Definitely not the usual weather for cyclo-cross racing.  This year there had been rumours of lots more cyclo-cross bicycles having been purchased and a general buzz about the event which has been building up over the last few years.  … Read more

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