Ulster Cycling News

Old Bleach Launch Beginner Cyclists Programme

Old Bleach are about to embark on an ambitious new programme to help those who want to get into cycling. Beginning this Tuesday they intend to give over two days a week to help those who would like to start cycling but are put off joining a club. They will be operating n both the Antrim and Randalstown areas. If you know of anyone who would be interested in these Fun Cycles tell them to go along to St Comgalls Primary School in Antrim this Tuesday at 7.00pm.… Read more

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Cyclists Urged to Help Fight for Alfie

Following on from the success of its inaugural sportive last year, Armagh Down Cycling Club is proud to launch this year's Gullion Tour 2017! Setting off from Newry on Sunday 30th April, The Gullion Tour offers cyclists from all over the island of Ireland the chance to take on one of two fantastic routes riding through the Ring of Gullion, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

And if the routes and scenery were not enough to tempt you to take part; this year, The Gullion Tour will be raising money for local charity Fight for Alfie.… Read more

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Archibald In Yellow in Tour of the North

4Flying Scotsman, John Archibald, (Pro Vision Scotland ) took the first stage of the Tour of the  North in style. He got into a break of about 20 riders which was then reduced to about 15 riders. Archibald took off halfway and was never  seen again. He crossed the finish line after 120km of hard racing around the Antrim Coast with a comfortable margin of 3m 28s over the chasers.

Ben Joghin from the Composite A team took the sprint for second from the group of ten riders which had been in the original breakaway group.… Read more

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O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Doochary Charity Cycle 2017 for Pieta House

This year’s O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Doochary Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday 22nd April and will be in aid of Pieta House Northwest. In 2015 there were 27 suicides in Donegal up from 16 in 2014.

Mental illness and suicide know no boundaries and disregard age, class, gender and creed. Pieta House provides free, professional, therapeutic services for people who have attempted or are considering attempting suicide or engaging in self harm.

Pieta House Services are due to open in the North West next month and the committee of “Go4Pieta” has been fundraising extensively over the last couple of years to secure Pieta House Services here.… Read more

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Natural Gas Fuels Phoenix Charity Cycle Sportive

Phoenix Cycle Club and Phoenix Natural Gas today announced the launch of the Phoenix Charity Sportive to raise vital funds for the Energy for Children charity, which aims to help disadvantaged children across Northern Ireland.

Now in its third year, the Phoenix Charity Sportive, fuelled by Phoenix Natural Gas, will take place on Sunday 7th May and feature an exciting new route, departing from Lisburn and taking in towns in County Down where the natural gas company is currently expanding its network to bring fuel choice to an additional 28,000 properties.… Read more

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Big Turnout for Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive 2017

Nearly 450 cyclists turned out for the 5th edition of the Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive. This event is quickly becoming one of the largest club organised Sportives on the Irish cycling calendar and a ‘must do event’ for all leisure cyclists and racers alike! A massive achievement for the modest sized club with just over 70 members!

For once the weather forecasters got it right and conditions were perfect for an epic day of cycling in the beautiful surrounds of South Donegal. With temperatures of 16 degrees and hardly a cloud in the sky the superb weather really helped to highlight the fantastic scenery of offer.… Read more

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Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Sat April 8th

3 New Routes for 2017 Along “The Wild Atlantic Way"

 The “Spring Sportive” promoted by Donegal Bay Cycling Club, will take place on Saturday April 8th this year and once again the World famous Magee of Donegal will be the title sponsor of the event.

The “Spring Sportive” was first run in 2013 and proved very popular attracting 200 participants. With the option of three routes, there is something for everyone. Taking in the scenic roads of South West Donegal, the Sportive offers stunning scenery, challenging routes, good organisation and great hospitality.… Read more

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Eamon’s Get Together

 Remembering a friend who made a difference

On the 13th June 2016 many people were impacted by the sudden passing of Eamon McClean from a heart attack aged just 50. As well as being a wonderful father, husband, brother and son, Eamon was a friend to many. He was a Director of Speedwell Trust, based in Parkanaur Dungannon. It is ironic that Eamon died at work, doing what he loved most, bringing school children from both communities together through shared educational programmes.

Eamon loved sports and was involved in many clubs with his children including Omagh St Enda’s GAA Club , Omagh Academicals RFC and  Strule Dolphins Swimming Club. … Read more

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Iveagh Spring Classic Details

Velo Club Iveagh will be hosting their now annual ''Iveagh Spring Classic'' charity cycle sportive on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The event is open to everyone. Test your legs on this demanding 44 mile Belgian inspired classic, over hills including Rathfriland Hill, Boiling Well, and Windy Gap amongst others. The route will take in some of the most spectacular scenery the district of Iveagh has to offer.
Entry: £12 via Entry Central and £15 on the day for Cycling Ireland licence holders.
An additional £2 is required on the day for non-Cycling Ireland licences holders for a day licence.… Read more

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Cold Day For West Down’s Sportive

2The West Down Wheelers Coastal Sportive took place yesterday and it was a challenge for hard woman and men. The riders faced snow, biting winds and 65 miles of hills around the beautiful Mourne Mountains with stunning sea views.

However, the hard-working West Down Club made sure that it was all worthwhile as the they tasty homemade hot soup waiting for all the one hundred plus finishers back home in Katesbridge.

The Belgian project & Children’s Heartbeat Trust (Royal Belfast Hospital ) each received £400 of the proceedings and both organisations appreciate these donations very much.… Read more

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