Ulster Cycling News

Omagh Wheelers Host Girls Only Development Event

eileenOn Saturday 29th October Omagh Wheelers will host a very special "Girls Development Event". Eileen Burns, one of Ireland's top female cyclists  who is just back from the Euro Championships, will be attendance for the morning session. Eileen is a fantastic cyclist and a wonderful ambassador for women's cycling. She is also the holder of two national Time Trial records and has been victorious in the last two Omagh Three Day Stage Races winning the coveted Pink Jersey for leading woman.

Eileen has been back and forward to races in Britain and has represented both Ireland and Ulster
This is a wonderful opportunity for youth girls and visitors from neighbouring clubs to learn from one of the best women riders in the country.
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Halloween Howl Mountain Bike Event Sunday 30th October

gapTir Chonaill Gap Cycling Club is holding a mountain bike event around the hills of Glenties at the end of the month. Registration will take place at 12 noon at Glenties Community Centre, on Sunday 30th of October, with the event getting underway at 1.00pm.The participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties to start off this event in style. The pace will then be controlled up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top.… Read more

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Round 4 Ulster CX Series Sunday 30th October

Round 4 of the 2016 Ulster Cyclo-cross Series takes place at St. Columb's Park in Derry on Sunday 30th October promoted by Foyle CC. The is the second year that Foyle CC has held a cross race at the park which boasts great variety in terrain. Sign on, showers and food will be in the Foyle Centre - a superb venue. As it is almost Halloween there will be lots of Halloween themes going on during the day. Sign on is open and closes on Friday at 8 pm. Read more


Lady Dixon Host Cyclocross on Sunday

Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting Round 3 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast on Sunday 16 October 2016.  The club has used this venue over the past 5 years and has seen some great racing around this picturesque venue.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support.  Racing takes place in the upper area of the park, close to the Malone Road, with great vistas of beautifully laid out flower beds, walled gardens and meadows. The rolling hills make this an excellent venue for cross racing which should lead to some exciting battles all through the riders.  … Read more


Autumn Cycling Beginners’ Sessions Commence this Weekend

Foyle Cycling Club's autumn series of beginners' sessions for cyclists commences on Saturday 15 October. Meeting at the Sports Complex and running for consecutive weekends throughout October, the Club is hoping to encourage new people into cycling, as well as those riders back who may have been off their wheels due to injury.

Club PRO, Ronan Gallagher, said it was a great way to stay active through the autumn months: 'the social and physical benefits of cycling are wide ranging, and we all know that during these dark mornings, the exercise levels can quickly fall away.' Explaining the process he continued: 'Potential members can take part in 3 club runs before they need to join the club, primarily for insurance purposes.… Read more

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Great Day at Cyclocross in Falls Park

aVC Glendale pulled out all the stops on Sunday to provide a great day's racing for young and old. The cyclocross course included tarmacked areas, steps, and mucky hills which saw a few riders take a tumble. Glendale also managed to turn on the sunshine and it was like a summer's day with temperatures in the 20's. Race director, Brendan Doherty, was hard at work for weeks and spent all day Friday and Saturday in the park digging pits, putting steps in place and generally getting everything set up.… Read more


Round 2 Ulster Cyclocross League Sunday 2nd Oct

vcd-crossRace of the Falling Leaves GP Sunday 2nd October
VC Glendale is proud to host for the third year running the very popular Race of the Falling Leaves GP which is Round 2 in the Ulster Cyclo-Cross league. The circuit is located in the beautiful surroundings of Falls Park in the heart of West Belfast. This stunning location was the host to some fine racing last year and received warm reviews from anyone who rode the event. All the races use the tarmac road at the bottom of the park for the start of the races and whilst the youth riders have their own circuits.… Read more


Big Turnout for Round 1 CX League

raOver 300 riders took part on Friday night in the Kinning Cyclocross Series and today there were over 350 riders participating in the first round of the Ulster Cyclocross league. This first round was promoted by Apollo CT at Lurgan Park.

It was a busy day for the Apollo club who had marshalls at all key positions who had to put up with the rain. As well as the main CX races there were races for youth riders from U6 upwards and an mtb support race as well.… Read more


Flood Lit Cross A Real Success

29848473896_a9a9ae41c3_mKinning Cycles promoted the first cyclocoss of the season on Friday night at Orangefield. The event was run off under floodlights and proved to be a great success. All the races attracted big numbers and the feedback was very positive.There were special winners jerseys presented which were designed by Victory Chimp and produced by Bioracer.

The main event of the night was won by Roger Aiken of Asea Wheelworx. Race Director, Glen Kinning did well to come second followed in by Graham Boyd of Xmtb McConvey Cycles.… Read more

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11/09/2016 – 100 Mile Ulster Time Trial – Woodgreen

Hutchinson, Lamont and Hargan Among New Ulster 100 TT Champions
In what only can be described as horrendous conditions a group of hardy men and women lined up a Woodgreen this morning to take part in the Ulster 100 mile Time Trial Championships. While the riders faced a headwind initially by the time they had completed four of the seven laps the wind played a significant part in reducing the rider's speed. Chris Hutchinson of Team Madigan proved to be the fastest rider over 100 miles managing to break the four hour barrier, despite the wind, recording an excellent 3:59:50.… Read more

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