Ulster Cycling News

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


Fun Order of the Day at Tolllymore

Fun was certainly the order of the day when the young riders, their families and the volunteers arrived at the Tollymore mountain bike centre today for the David McCall Foundation Youth Day.

Over thirty young people representing many clubs came along for a day's fun and that was what they got.

Glorious sunshine greeted eveyone and the setting was magnificent with the Mourne Mountains, bathed in autumn glory rising above you everywhere you looked.

There was lots on offer for the riders with both road and off road training sessions.… Read more


Ulster Youth Riders for Olympic MTB Park

Seven Ulster youth riders are off this weekend to follow in the wheel tracks of the 2012 Olympians when they take part in the UK Inter-Regional Youth Mountain Bike Championships taking place at the Olympic Mountain Bike park at Hadleigh Farm in Essex.

They will be lining up with the best in Britain to compete over skills and speed events in a 3-day competition to determine the best region in the UK.

Three of the squad have already competed in this type of UK regional championship event, having been to the Sainsbury`s UK School Games in May for a Road and Track event in what was a mini-Olympics, however this weekend British Cycling have organised a stand-alone Mountain Bike event which will see all regions of the UK represented.… Read more


Ulster MTB XC Champions Crowned at Castlewellan

The Ulster MTB XC Championship took place in Castlewellan Forrest yesterday. Roger Aiken (Banbridge CC) took the Elite Men's title ahead of Gareth McKee (Chain Reaction) and Conor Campbell (Newry Wheelers). Claire Oakley (WXC) won the Elite Women's title, with Kathryn Bell (Northern CC) taking silver and Julie Rea (Phoenix CC) the bronze. There were also victories for Andy Godfrey (U/A) in the U23's, Stuart Ballantine (XMTB/McConvey Cycles) in the Juniors, Darragh McCarter (Omagh Whs) in the Experts, Barry Kellet (Dromara) in the Masters, John Bogues (Phoenix) in the Vets and Paul Daly (Island) in the Senior 4's.… Read more

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Reminder – Ulster MTB Championships – Pre-registration only

Just a reminder to the off-road racers that this Sunday's Ulster Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships is pre-registration only with the registration closing on Friday at 8 pm. The event is being held in Castlewellan Forest Park by Xmtb McConvey Cycles.… Read more

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Off-road racing news

Carn Wheelers, who had already organised Round 3 of the Ulster Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series, has been working closing with the Forestry Service to secure Garvagh Forest as the next venue for the series (Round 5). Racing takes place this Sunday 12 August 2012 with the usual full schedule of races for the Under 8s up to the Senior 1 men and women. Sign on from 9:30, youth racing starting at 11:00. Further races at 12:00 and 14:00. Pre-registration closes tonight at 8 pm. Riders are asked to use this facility to help with the administration on the day.… Read more

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Youth Camp 2012 – Off-road skills coaching for riders 6-14

Cycling Ulster's Off-road commission is putting on a summer series of off-road skills sessions for Under 14s.

All six sessions will happen on Monday evenings between 7 and 8:30 pm and will be located in Belfast, Lisburn and Craigavon with the first session on Monday 16 July 2012 at Belvoir Activity Centre in Belfast.… Read more

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Successful Leisure MTB day in the Sperrins

In June 2011 Harps Cycling Club ran the first of their mountain bike sportives over the Sperrin mountains offering two routes, a 20 km and a 40 km route. It attracted 74 riders who went away with great memories of the area and a promise to return.

On Sunday 17 June 2012 the club ran the event again putting on three routes, 35, 55 and 65 km, adding in more off-road sections and, of course, more climbs. Over 120 riders from as far afield as Dublin arrived at Moneymore Recreation Centre to sign on and take part demonstrating again the appetite for this style of organised leisure mountain biking in Ireland.… Read more


Leisure Events This Week + MTB Sportive

Saturday 16th June 2012 - Maryland Tandem Sportive: On Saturday Maryland Wheelers will promote a tandem only event for Blind and partially sighted cyclists however all tandems are welcome. The venue is the Down Royal Race Course and storage space for bikes has been organised for any bikes which need to be at the location before the 16th June. Bikes can be brought to the Racecourse at 3pm on Thursday 14 and 3pm Friday 15 June - Vicki Moody will be there to let you in.… Read more


June Pre Entry Events – Road Race, Mountain TT, MTB Sportive and Leisure

There are a number of upcoming events in the following weeks which require pre-entry. To ensure that you are entered in these events please read the information below.The events include the Enniskillen Criterium, The Emma McMullan Road Races, The David McCall Sportive,  The Sperrin MTB Leisure Tour, The Longest Day Mountain Time Trial and the Tour of the Orchard County Leisure event.

Enniskillen Island Town Criterium June 8th 2012
Friday 8th June will mark the second successful year running for the Lakeland Island Town Centre Criterium run by Lakeland Cycling club in partnership with Fermanagh district Council.… Read more

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