Ulster Cycling News

Kilbride Charity Cycle this Saturday – Note Venue Change

Kilbride Cyclists annual charity challenge will be held on Saturday 7th May 2011. Starting from Kilbride Presbyterian Church just outside Ballyclare. This is not as advertised in the handbook. Sign on from 8.30 leaving at 9.30am. There are 2 routes on offer. A 56 mile hilly challenge for the seasoned sportive cyclists and a 9.5 mile circuit which can be ridden twice for anyone who has a bicycle. Helmets a must. Marshalled route with St. John's support, water stops, lunch stop and a Bar-B-Q for everyone taking part.… Read more


Tour of the Glens Information Update

The Tour Of The Glens takes place this Sunday, and those intending to take part are asked to note the following:
1.Sign on has moved to the Loughside Recreation Centre on the Shore Road, approx. 2.5miles from City Hall, and ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT.

2. Sign on will be open from 7.15 and riders are asked to get there as close to 7.30 to avoid the last minute rush.

3. Slower group will be leaving at 7.45, not 8.05 as previously stated.… Read more


Kings Moss Sportive Now Open for On-line Entry

Kings Moss will be promoting their very popular Sportive in aid of the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children on the 21st May. The event starts at Chain Reaction Cycles in Doagh and will cover 100km along the beautiful Antrim coast. Sign-on is from 8.30am with the event due to start at 10.00am. Places are limited to 200 and entry is via Entry Central The cost is £15. Please register for this very worthwhile cause.

To Enter on-line click the link below


For full details see the poster below

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Leisure Events this Weekend

Tour of the GlensCastlereagh CC are pleased to announce the details for this year's annual Tour Of The Glens cycling challenge on Sunday 1st May. Sign on from 7.15am with start at 8.00. We have been able to get proper start/finish facilities at Loughside Recreation Centre on the Shore Road approx. 2 miles from Belfast City Centre, this will provide excellent changing facilities and shower facilities both before and after the event, something we have been lacking when based at the City Hall. We are also able to offer refreshments after the event, which is always welcome and gives people the chance to swap stories after completing the TOG.… Read more


Easter Sunday Reliability Trial

On Easter Sunday Phoenix CC will run their second Easter Reliability Trial. There will be two runs; an A run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a B run aiming at 17-18mph average speed. Sign-on will be at the House of Sport on the Malone Rd, Belfast (BT9 5LA) from 9:00 with the A run leaving at 9:30 and the B run leaving shortly after.

The sign-on fee is £5 for those with an appropriate Cycling Ireland licence. Non Cycling Ireland members are more than welcome to ride but will have to pay an additional 50p which goes to Cycling Ireland to cover insurance.… Read more


Big turn out at the Downpatrick Third World Charity Cycle

The biggest turn out to date at the Downpatrick Third World Charity Cycle Tour which took place on Sunday 17 April 2011 from the Downpatrick Cricket Club. The warm, spring like conditions helped to attract almost 170 riders for the main 60 mile route which went to Castlewellan, Bryansford, Newcastle, Dundrum and then onto Clough for the tea stop. Once refueled the riders headed for Tyrella, Killough, Ardglass and Strangford before returning to the cricket club were the hard working volunteers had put on a great spread of sandwiches and tray bakes.… Read more

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