Ulster Cycling News

Tour of the Glens – Entry now open

The Tour Of The Glens is one of the toughest events on the Cycling Ireland calendar and incorporates many tough climbs through the beautiful Antrim Glens. The event has long been a must do for local cycling enthusiasts and with the Giro D'Italia having passed along parts of the route last year, we are hopeful of a big turnout of cyclists to take on the roads the Giro missed through the scenic Glens of Antrim. Early online entry fee is £25, with on the day entries at £30 dependent on allocated entries not being filled.… Read more


Emyvale Cycling Club events

Emyvale Cycling Club is hosting the Monaghan County Championships this Friday night as well as the Tour of Monaghan leisure cycle on Sunday 26 July. … Read more


Shimna Challenge going from strength to strength

The Shimna Challenge went from strength to strength with over 300 cyclists taking part this year on Sunday 12 July 2015. This was an increase of over 100 riders from the inaugural Shimna Challenge in 2014. The option of a shorter 30 mile route proved incredibly popular with the recreational and leisure cyclists while the 50 mile route provided a challenge to the keener rider and aspiring racer. … 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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Causeway Challenge and Shimna Challenge Open for Entries

Bann Wheelers Cycle Club annual "Causeway Cycle Challenge" will be taking place on Sunday 26 July 2015 from Coleraine Rugby Club.  The sportive has two routes in 2015 with 40 mile and 65 mile options, taking in the picturesque Lower Bann and stunning Causeway Coast.  The 65 route also takes in the world famous Dark Hedges.

Registration is from 08:30 am with a mass ride out at 10:00am.Refreshments and support are provided along the routes, with food provided on return to the Rugby Club. The event is also being covered by a local camera club to ensure you don't forget your enjoyable experience - as if you could!… Read more

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One for the Women Sunday 5th July

On Sunday 5th July Foye CC will be promoting a fund raising cycle, the Foyle Hospice ladies cycle. The event is being run to foster the two wheeled sport among women and to raise much needed funds for a very worthy local charity.

Evelyn Callan from the Hospice is doing great work to get girls out on bikes and takes a group of women out each Sunday from Templemore at 0915 for an introductory cycle. Many of these people will of course take to the paths and roads on July 05.… Read more

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Leisure Events this coming Weekend

Doochary Charity Cycle Sunday 28th June.
Four Masters Cycling Club in conjunction with Omalleyscanlon Insurance Brokers are running their annual Doochary Charity cycle on Sunday 28th June.

This is a 46 mile route taking in some of the most scenic areas on Donegal cycling along the back to Glenveagh National Park. This year  the route will go in the opposite direction, finishing with the Meenaroy climb.

Minimum entry fee is €10.00 but all donations are greatly appreciated with all the proceeds going to The Northwest Cancer Bus, who offer a free transport service for patients to Galway for Cancer treatment.… Read more

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BIlly Kerry Sportive Open For Entries

On Line Registration is now open for the Billy Kerr Cycling Sportive.
Ballymena CRC wish to extend a warm invitation to all, both new and seasoned cyclists in your club. This event is being organised for the second time to commemorate the legendary cycling career of Billy Kerr who sadly passed away in 2012. Billy was a member of Ballymena Road Club and he represented Northern Ireland at two Commonwealth Games and Ireland in the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow. Mr Kerr¹s talent shot the name of Ballymena Road Club to the forefront of amateur cycling after back-to-back successes in the prestigious Tour of the North race in 1978 and 1979.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend

Bangor Coastal Challenge Promoted by North Down CC Sunday 21st June
North Down CC are promoting the Bangor Coastl Challenge this Sunday which takes in a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch. So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the NDCC Bangor Coastal Challenge is the event for you!

The Challenge starts and finishes on the Old Belfast Rd.… Read more

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Mizen Mission (60 Years Later)

End 2 EndOn the 26th June 1955 Isabel Woods set out on a 386 mile cycle from ‘Mizen Head’ in Cork to ‘Fair Head’ in Antrim, hoping to set the record for this “Irish End to End”. She completed the journey in 23 hours and 3 minutes. Isabel held this record for 52 years until in 2007 when it was broken by Rose Leigh Albeit, by an 18 mile shorter course.

During June 2015 some of Isabel’s relatives will repeat the journey, the difference being age and fitness.… Read more

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