Ulster Cycling News

Call Eireann Youth Crit 29th June

1Clann Eireann will be promoting a series of crits for young riders on Friday 29th June. There will be racing for U10's, U12's U14's and16's and both boys and girls will be catered for. There will also be a novice race for beginners.

The event will take place in Lurgan Park with sign-on from 6.00pm to 6.30pm.

Parking for cars will be at Waves Swimming pool car park.


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Newry Wheelers Defend their TTT Title in Style

4The Newry Wheelers squad of Des Woods, Sean Featherstone, Colm Quinn and Aidan Bingham descended on Ballymena tonight with coach Barry Monaghan in tow to defend their Ulster Team Time Trial Champions title from all comers. Racing past the finishing post with a time of 48:04 for the 25 mile distance they were a good twenty seconds faster than nearest rivals the Powerhouse team. However the Powerhouse squad were all juniors and the three finishers were Cathir Doyle, Xeno Young and Breandan Flanagan. Unfortunately fourth man Adam Ward suffered a mechanical right at the start with his brakes jamming on.… Read more


Potts Takes McCann Cup for Second Weekend Victory

The 16th edition of the McCann Cup took place in dry, but bitterly cold conditions at Fintona on Sunday 18th March. A record number of entries from across the north and south travelled to Fintona for the popular race sponsored by Ballmore Services. A full suite of races was on offer including Womens, Masters, A4, A3 and the main A1/A2 race.

In the A1/A2 race, a full field took to the start line with the A2 riders getting a handicap advantage of 3mins. However, the A1s behind quickly got to business and 7 riders broke away from the 40 rider pack and bridged the 3min gap after only 25miles of racing.… Read more


Results of St Patrick’s Day Races in Donegal and Ballymacash

While St Patrick may not have turned over the sunny side of the stone, the bitterly cold weather did not deter riders turning out for the two races held in Burt Donegal and Ballymacash in Lurgan.

In Donegal North Pole CC promoted a series of races covering the junior and senior categories. Mark Potts of Neon Velo romped home as winner of the main race while Claire O Neill of Armagh City Cyclists took the women's prize.

Meanwhile in Lurgan Clann Eireann CC were promoting the Derrymacash GP, a handicapped race for A3 and A4 riders.… Read more


Bingham Wins Haldane Race in Newry

Newry Wheelers put on a fine display on and off the bikes today with 2 wins several top tens and top organisation. The Wheelers promoted 4 races on the day and all went well.

In the John Haldane Memorial the local club took the race by the reins early and loaded the break with 4 riders which included McKinley, O Neill, Bingham and Featherstone and along with Banbridge duo McKee and Buller with Chris Richardson they drove the break on. The chase of Watson, Potts, McCann couldn’t jump across to the final 4 and it was these 4 that battled up the tough Grinan hill finish.… Read more


Phoenix GP Cancelled

The Phoenix GP which was due to take place on Sunday has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. See statement from the club

Phoenix GP 2018 is cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but we must consider the health and safety of all the riders who entered. The race committee would like to thank all the volunteers who had agreed to give up their time to run our event.… Read more


Details of St Patrick’s Day Derrymacash Cup

St Patrick's Day Derrymacash Cup Pre-Entry now open. This event is promoted by Clann Eireann CC.

A3/A4/Women Handicap Road Race - One Race

Race HQ: Goodyear Sports and Social Club, Silverwood Road, BT66 6LE, Lurgan.

Sign on: Goodyear Sports and Social Club, Silverwood Road, BT66 6LE, Lurgan. 09:00-10:40am.

Race Details:  Start 11.00 am on Ballinery Rd  8 laps of former Clann Eireann Cup Circuit - Ballinerry Road, Charlestown Road, Carbaret Road, Kilvergan Road, Aghacommon Embankment, Ballinderry Road.

Entry Fee:  12:00 (online)  online entry @ www.clanncc.net

Race Director: Mickey Murray Senior:  07860 608306.… Read more


Great Results for Ulster in Inter-Regionals Off Road

1The Inter Regional Mountain Bike Championships, run by British Cycling, brings together the best of young talent from all regions of the UK. The event is made up of teams of Under 14 and Under 16 boys and girls, competing against one another to gain points for their teams. The standard of competition is extremely high, with British and European champions in attendance.

On Friday 22nd September, the Ulster team headed to Essex with Team Coach, Graham Boyd and Team Manager, Lisa Millar. Team Assistant, Gareth Skelly, had already set sail, aboard the Belfast to Liverpool ferry and met everyone else there.… Read more

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McCann and Mooney in Top Form at Loughgall

aSquare Wheels Cycling Club Moy in County Tyrone had the privilege of closing out the 2017 Ulster road racing season with their Autumn Gold Road Race in Loughgall. There was racing for A3, A4, over 50s and women. A field of almost 180 riders took to the road in warm and sunny conditions demonstrating that September is a great month for racing in Ireland.

The Over 50s and women's race, sponsored by the Old Corn Mill, Killyman, were home first covering a distance of almost 38 miles with 3 laps of the rolling 12.5 mile course.… Read more


John Beggs Memorial Opens for Entry on Thursday

BCC LogoBanbridge CC are delighted to announce the 2017 John Beggs Memorial, the penultimate round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series  taking place on Saturday 12th August on Dromore, Co Down.  As part of the 2017 promotion we are also pleased to host a dedicated women’s only race as part of the Cycling Ireland Women’s National Road Series.  A3/Jr & A4 Categories will also have their own dedicated races in support of the National Series events.

For the 2017 edition of the event we are delighted to introduce John MacMahon & Co Chartered Accountants as our primary sponsor.… Read more

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