Ulster Cycling News

Marc ‘Potts’ the Prize at CicliSport

The hardworking crew at East Tyrone outdid themselves today as they put on a full day of racing for almost all categories. First into the fray were the U14’s and U16 riders. Both races went from the gun. In the U14 event Jake Gray went into the lead in the first 500 metres of racing and was never caught over the 30km race. He won the race easily coming in ahead of the main field by a good three minutes. Conor Boyle of Island Wheelers took second with Conor McLoughlin of Newry in third position.… Read more


Up Coming Events

This weekend sees two more races down for decision. On Saturday 24th March, East Tyrone promote their annual CicliSport GP with races for all categories except Under 12's. Applications for the A and B race will only be accepted through the East Tyrone CC website.  The U14, U16 and 50+ and women  can either apply through the website or pay on the day. To pre-enter for this event click East Tyrone Website

The race headquarters is the Loup GAC club which proved to be an excellent venue last year.… Read more


David McCall Foundation Youth RT a Major Success

Not often stuck for words or jotting down a few lines, I am finding it difficult to describe how overwhelmed the David McCall Foundation  committee was with the support it received at Saturdays Youth Reliability from these young riders and their parents.

With it being  the St Patrick's day weekend we were a little apprehensive about the lack of numbers which may finally sign on but we were not to be disappointed. The bright spring morning sunshine and a real willingness from the riders and parents to support this new event had 48 riders turn out.… Read more


Feast of Racing at PJ Logan Cup 2012

Sunday 18th March saw the Island Wheelers host this prestigious race for the seventh successive year, and once again provided a fantastic days racing for all, even the notorious Irish weather was kind to the riders.

As in previous years, the race was a sell out with over 150 riders signing up to test their legs along the relentless 6.8 mile circuit outside Coalisland.

The first race of the day was the A race which undertook 8 laps of the fast and furious circuit.  The A3 riders were off first and had a 5 minute handicap over the A1 riders. … Read more


Update on Weekend Events

St.Patrick's Day Cycle Race at Burt - Donegal Harvest Potato Race
North Pole CC are organising a series of races on St Patrick's Day  at Burt between Derry and Letterkenny. Everyone will go away a winner in these races because as least they will have 'spuds' without which no Irish dinner is complete - just ask your granny.

Donegal Harvest Potato Processors are donating a 5kg bag of potatoes for every finisher so that there is no excuse not to get the Irish stew on the go  for St Patrick's Day.… Read more


Events 17th and 18th March 2012

Clann Eireann Cup - Saturday 17th March
On St Patrick's Day, Clann Eireann will be hosting the Clann Eireann Cup on the Derrymacash circuit. This event is open to A3 and A4 riders only and places are limited to sixty riders. The event is open for pre-entry and you can enter online by going to www.clanncc.net to register online.

With no A1's or 2's in the event it is an opportunity for A3 and A4 riders to amass points.

North Pole CC St Patrick's Day Races - Saturday 17th March
Also on St Patrick's Day, North Pole CC are hosting a series of races for A1's - A4's as well as the next round in the Time Square Jewellers Gold Cup Master's Series.… Read more


Pink Winning Colour at Seskinore

The much anticipated McCann Cup took place today at Seskinore promoted by Omagh Wheelers. The first two events of the day were the Time Square Jewellers Gold Cup Master's race and the SportActive Women's Race.

In the short time lapse since the last Master's event at the Phoenix GP, such is the interest in the team competition that some of the competitors had got themselves organised and were able to field full teams for the event. Banbridge who had to be content with a sole rider last year came well prepared with four strong men while North Down, Phoenix CC and North Pole CC were well represented.… Read more


Celtic Chrono Launched at Stormont

Local cyclists lined up this week at Stormont to participate in the launch of the Celtic Chrono due to take place in May. This will be the only pre-Olympic Cycling event in the north. Cycling as a growth sport was well represented.

Amy Brice of Phoenix CC and Claire Oakley (WXC World Racing) represented women while members of Dromara CC cycled up from Dromara to take part in the photoshoot to represent the leisure side of things.

Family cycling was not forgotten either with Simon Stockton and his daughter lining up along with Paula Nugent and her son.… Read more


Boyce and O’Neill Take Wins in Phoenix GP

Almost fifty riders lined up this morning for the first of the 2012 Time Square Jewellers Gold Cup Masters events. Word had got out and many teams had been out doing specific training over the winter just for this event.

Open to Vets over 50 with a club competition or A4 licence, interest in competing has grown but North Down were determined from the outset to make their mark. And dominate they did. While the other riders fully expected to see strongman John Hunter make the first break it was in fact Noel Boyce and Noel Munnis of North Down who jumped in the early stages to open up a clear gap on the main field.… Read more


Good Fun at First Ulster Track School

Saturday 11th February saw the inaugural Cycling Ulster Track `School` take place in Newtownards; home town of Ireland’s current top Track rider and Olympic hopeful, Martyn Irvine.

This was a classroom based day, and a departure from the normal track training sessions held at Orangefield.

14 invited riders comprising Youths and Juniors attended what was an informative and fun day aimed at educating young riders in various aspects of Track cycling.

National Development Track Coach Brian Cardy delivered the bulk of the session, assisted by Nicola Oldham and Anthony Mitchell along with Coach Tutor Gary McKeegan who gave an extremely useful talk on the role of a Coach.… Read more

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