Ulster Cycling News

Expression of interest in Inter-regional MTB Championships

Expressions of interest are sought from Youth riders (Boys & Girls) interested in being considered for selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Competitions which will take place on 18-20 September 2015 at Hadleigh Farm in Essex. … Read more

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Podiums for Banbridge riders at Castlewellan

Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down played hosted to Round 4 of the Ulster Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series. This event doubled up as the 5th and final round of the Irish National Points Series (NPS). Hosted by Banbridge Cycling Club under the guidance of event director William Mulligan, the team of volunteers had prepared a course which started in front of the castle and used the adjoining forest utilizing natural trails, fire roads and official trail centre trails. In the lead up to the race there had been a mixture of dry and wet days which made the natural trail sections quite slippery.… Read more

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Top class Ulster downhill juniors

Hitting the big time both at home and abroad are two Ulster junior downhillers: Sacha Bickerstaff and Jacob Dickson. Both are currently at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada at the DHI Round 5. Jacob was the fastest junior rider in the qualifier on 31 July. Sacha's qualifier time leaves her second junior in the womens event. … Read more


Castlewellan plays host to the next round of mountain bike racing

CastlewellanMTBlogo2015_250Castlewellan Forest Park plays host to Round 4 of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain bike series and doubles up as Round 5 of the 2015 Irish National Points Series (NPS). Host club Banbridge Cycling Club has been working hard to prepare the course which will be very similar to the one used in 2014.… Read more


Success for Ulster riders at the XC and DH national championships

Ulster riders occupied the majority of the podiums at this year's cross-country and downhill national championships. The cross-country championships took place at Bike Park Ireland in County Tipperary and on the same weekend (18 & 19 July) the downhill national championships took place at Rostrevor in County Down.… Read more

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Leisure Events 12th July

For all those  people on holidays this weekend who are looking for something to do why not sign-up for one of the great leisure events taking place in some of the most scenic parts of the country. In fact why not make it a weekend away and relax before participating in the event. There are two events in Donegal. In the north of the county North Pole CC are promoting their annual Tour of Inishowen rescheduled from the previous week while further south Tir Chonaill Gap are promoting their very popular leisure mountain Bike event.… Read more

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Youth Camp 2015 – off-road skills for youth riders

Cycling Ulster Youth Camp
Off-road skills sessions for Under 12s will take place on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at various locations.… Read more

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Great results from Ulster riders at the British NPS XC round in Glasgow

On 21 June 2015 the 4th round of the British XC NPS saw the Cycling Ulster MTB team heading north to Glasgow's 2012 Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Brae. Overnight rain had helped dampen down the dusty course but also made some of the rocky stretches very slippery. Matthew Adair was first off in the Elite race starting on the front line of the grid. … Read more


Entries Open For Ulster 10 TT, 25TT and RR Championships

Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.

A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more


Leisure events this Week

Tour of the Orchard County - Sunday 14th June
The Annual Tour of the Orchard County is on this Sunday (14th June) and it starts and finishes at Armagh City Hotel with registration from 7.30am. This is the Tour of the Orchard County and it helps to raise vital funds for the NSPCC
The Tour of the Orchard County is  a non-competitive but highly exciting cycling event organised by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust in conjunction with Orchard CC and sponsored by Linwoods.

Covering routes travelled by the Giro d’Italia last year, riders can choose from two routes through the blossoming apple orchards and exquisite County Armagh countryside.… Read more

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