Ulster Cycling News

Advance Notice MACS Revolution Cycle

Sunday 9th October MACS Revolution Cycle - Moy
Square Wheels Cycling Club in Moy County Tyrone are joining up with MACS Supporting Children and Young People to promote the MACS Revolution Cycle in Loughgall on October 9th 2016. All proceeds will help 11 to 25 year olds who are homeless, facing homelessness or have issues with mental health.
The cycle will start and finish at Loughgall Country Park with registration taking place from 8:30 AM and the first riders heading off at 9:30. There are two routes on offer which will take in the roads of Armagh, Monaghan and Tyrone with a tea stop at the scenic village of Caledon.… Read more

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Forth Coming Leisure Events Sun 2nd October

There are a number of leisure events on this Sunday with routes to suit all abilities. These include North West CC's first sportive , the Tour of the Sperrins, The Granite Run promoted by La Lanerne Rouge, Island Wheelers Age Concern Cycle and TVR's Hilly Tour around the Mournes. Full details below.
Sunday 2nd October 2016 : Tour of the Sperrins

North West Cycling Club is planning to host its first annual Sportive, the Tour of the Sperrins,  on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Sign-on will take place in the Foreglen GAA Clubhouse, Foreglen, BT47 4PQ at 8,00am.… Read more

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Sportives and Charity Rides this Weekend

There is a feast of leisure events on this weekend so there is no excuse not to get out and ride your bike. The Ballycastle Sportive takes place on Saturday. On Sunday riders have a choice with the Omagh Wheelers hilly sportive, The Western Hills Challenge, Emyvale's Bike the Blackwater. The Paul McKibbon Ride by La Lanterne Rouge, Carrigans Cycle promoted by Four Masters and BCC Camlough's Hooley Round Cooley. Full details of all events are posted below.

Saturday 24th September 2016 : Ballycastle CC Sportive
Ballycastle CC is holding their 2nd charity sportive on Saturday 24th September.… Read more

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100 In 10/8 All Set to Go on 16th October

On Sunday 16th October Square Wheels will promote their 100 in 10 or 8 event. This will be the third year that this event has taken place as it proved to be very popular last year. This is not a race!  It is not a time trial!

For leisure cyclists completing 100 miles in 10 hours is normally quite easy.  Completing 100 miles in 8 hours is more of a challenge. The no frills event is an opportunity to test your ability to ride at a steady pace over long distance. … Read more

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Hen Party Leads the Way as Women Only Sportive Pedals to Success

waAlmost 120 riders took part in today's second Women's Only Sportive in Derry city, jointly organised by Foyle Cycling Club and the Foyle Hospice. Clubs from all across Ulster were represented, while the women of Derry turned out in large numbers to ride in both the 20-mile and 50-mile routes. The sportive also attracted a hen party from Causeway Cycling Club, adding a novel twist to their weekend away!… Read more


Sign Up Now for Torr Head/John Lindsay Challenge

John Lindsay Memorial Torr Head Challenge: Sunday 18th September

On Sunday 18th September 2016 Team Madigan promote their ever popular Torr Head Challenge, starting at 10.30am from Ballygalley on the Antrim Coast. This is an approved Cycling Ireland event promoted by one of Ulster's long standing clubs. At a cost of £15 per adult and £5 for those under 18 this is
really good value. Under 18's can pay on the day. To Enter this event go to www.entrycentral.com. This will be a big help to the club members who will be catering for the event.… Read more

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Ards Sportive This Sunday

Ards Cycling Club's Tour of Strangford Charity Sportive takes place this Sunday.  There's a choice of two routes - 50 or 80 miles. You can pre-enter this event up until tonight at 7pm. Enter via www.entrycentral.com. On the day the entry fee will be £20.

With thanks to generous sponsors, 100% of the funds raised from the Tour of Strangford can now be donated to two chosen recipients: Sands NI (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support) and Wayne Garrett’s recuperation fund.

Club sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles have agreed to provide water bottles with vouchers and nutrition for those who pre-enter online.… Read more

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Women Only Cycling Sportive Launched in Derry

The annual Ladies' Only Cycling Sportive, hosted jointly by the Foyle Hospice and Foyle Cycling Club, was launched this week. The sportive will be held on Sunday 11 September, with the start and finish at the Foyle Hospice on Derry's Culmore Road.

Now in its second year, the sportive plans to become an established event in the north west sports calendar, drawing people from all across the north of Ireland. In 2015, riders travelled from Antrim, Belfast, Inishowen, Limavady, Monaghan, Omagh, Randlestown and Sligo, raising almost £1500 that went towards the Hospice's badly-needed services.… Read more

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Hundreds Participate in Inishowen 100 Sportive

aFoyle Cycling Club's annual Inishowen 100 sportive took place Sunday 21 August with over 350 riders from all over Ireland participating. Riders from Antrim, Armagh, Ballina, Ballyclare, Belfast, Bray, Dublin, Fermanagh, Lisburn, Naas, Omagh, Swords and Westport were part of an early start from Derry's Sports Complex, before completing the circuit around Inishowen.

With the rain holding off until late afternoon when most riders had completed the route, many riders commented on the majestic scenery along the route between Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle, with the epic climbs of Mamore Gap and Kinnego Bay overlooking the North Sea sandwiched in between.… Read more

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Leisure Events 20th and 21st August

This weekend sees a number of important leisure events being promoted. On Saturday Ballymena CRC will promote the Billy Kerr Sportive while on Sunday Foyle CC offer riders the challenge of the Inishowen 100. Killinchy have three events running while in Cavan there is an event for the tough. Details of all events can be found below.

Saturday 20th August 2016 Billy Kerr Sportive
This event is promoted in memory of the legendary Billy Kerr BRC road racer on Sat 20 August 2016. There will be three routes on offer.… Read more

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