Ulster Cycling News

Large Turnout for Foyle GP

A fantastic day’s cycling yesterday in Killea, Donegal, for Foyle Cycling Club saw over 170 riders from all across Ireland participate in the club’s  annual GP. Club cyclists from Belfast, Castlebar, Dublin, Emyvale, Westport and every major town in Ulster were represented. Christopher McGlinchey of Chain Reaction Cycles took the top honour in the A1 category, Craig McAuley of Caldwell was second with Foyle’s Ronan McLauglin coming in third.

Conor Gallagher of Castlebar CC took the top spot in A3 and Thomas McLaughlin of Foyle continued his fantastic season with top spot in A4.… Read more


16/07/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 Round 4

Round 4 of the Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT series got underway on Saturday morning on the Woodgreen circuit. Unusually the traffic was quite busy, for a Saturday as there was a steam engine rally in Ballymena but this did not deter the riders. The weather at Woodgreen was dry with some sunny intervals but with a fair breeze which the riders found a hindrance.However the winner seemed to find this no problem at all as Craig McAuley of Caldwell Cycles, romped to first place with his 20:12.… Read more


Important TT’s Coming Up Including Ulster 10 Championship

With the Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championship taking place at the end of the month testers will be targeting similar time trials to get into shape and there is plenty to chose from. Finn Wheelers are running a 10 on Monday night, La Lanterne Rouge on Tuesday night, The Ernie Magwood 10 on Sunday and TVR Series on Wednesday 27th with Ulster Champs on 31st. Full Details of these events below.

Finn Wheelers 10TT Monday 18th July
Sign-on Glenfin Rd, Ballybofey at 6.30pm. First rider off at 7.00pm

Bishopscourt 10m TT Tuesday 19th July
Promoted by La Lanterne Rouge.… Read more


Entry for Rd 4 Ernie Magwood TT Series Closes Tomorrow

Round 4 of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Woodgreen on Saturday 16th July. Sign on is from 9:00am with first rider off at 10:00am. PLEASE NOTE: Due to holidays and available help there will be NO entry on the day. You must use Race Pass to pre-enter. Entry closes tomorrow 15th July at 2.00pm. Once its closed, it’s closed. Pre-enter HERE
Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a working rear red light.… Read more


Foyle GP Open for Entry- Note Date Change

Upwards of 100 riders will compete in the next stage of the Ulster Roadman Series, when Foyle Cycling Club hosts a Grand Prix on 17th July. With 2015 race winner David Watson of North Down Cycling Club due to defend his title, Foyle Cycling Club is confident that this year’s race will be one of the most competitive in recent years.

Although the Roadman series had been absent from the Ulster cycling calendar for the last few years, it made its return in March with the Tour of Ards.… Read more


Gold and Silver for Ulster at International Track

aSundrive track in Dublin played host to an International Track meeting over the weekend and Irish riders were to the fore in all competitions. For Ulster it was the achievements of Ballymena's Eileen Burns and Omagh's Mark Potts which took centre stage.

Eileen Burns took Gold in the Women's Individual Pursuit with a time of 3:57:947 for the 3k. This was almost six seconds faster than runner-up Annasley Park of Great Britain. In itself this was some accomplishment but considering it was Eileen's first time on the track and the first time to use the starting gate it makes her success so much more remarkable.… Read more

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03/07/2016 Ulster 50 Mile TT Championship – Woodgreen

Christie Crowned Ulster 50 Mile TT Champion
The 50 mile TT Ulster Championships hosted by Maryland Wheelers were held in conjunction with the Tommy Givan TT Cup  on the fast Woodgreen course today. Twenty nine riders set about achieving their own personal goals in conditions which competitors confirmed were less than favourable. A blustery wind made a hard day in the saddle even more difficult but the silver lining was that the rain stayed away.

However, there were some great times and it was the current Irish 50TT record holder Marcus Christie (ASEA) who claimed the top honours with a time of 1:43:11.… Read more


Competitive Events this Weekend.

This weekend sees Newry Wheelers promote their very popular three day stage race on Friday to Sunday while in Donegal Four Masters Cycling Club witll be promoting the JG Memorial Race on Saturday For those who prefer to go it alone against the clock you can line up in the Ulster 50mile Tommy Givan Championship event. Fill details of this Ulster Championship can be found HERE. For the Off Roaders there is the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup Rd3 doubling up as the Ulster Enduro Championships.… Read more


Leisure Events This Weekend

There are a number of leisure events around Ulster this coming weekend. These include the making a Difference Worldwide Annual Charity Cycle, the Wheelin' in the Years Cycle promoted by Sheelin Fliers, the Sligo to Letterkenny Cycle and the Ladies Only Purple Pedal promoted by Killinchy CC. Details as we have them can be found below.

Saturday 2nd July Making a Diffference Worldwide Annual Charity Cycle
This event offers not only two routes but two startng points. The longer 18okm route begins in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast while the 100km run begins in Larne.… Read more


Tommy Givan/Ulster 50 Mile Time Trial Championship – Sunday 3rd July 2016

The Tommy Givan 50 Mile Time Trial which incorporated the Ulster 50 mile TT Championship will be  run on the Woodgreen course next Sunday 3rd July. The event will cover 3.5 laps of the course. Sign on is at the lay-by adjacent to Tannaghmore Service station on the A26 dual carriageway between Antrim to Ballymena. Sign-on opens at 8.00 and closes at 8.45 am. with the first rider off at 9.00am
There is no pre-entry for this event and riders can enter on the day of the event.… Read more

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