Ulster Cycling News

Rás Dhun na nGall 2011 – Women’s category for this year!

When people say Rás Dhun na nGall, hosted by Four Masters Cycling Club, is the hardest stage race in Ireland I have got to admit they are pretty much 100% right. Last year I embarked upon the race after only 3 months of racing, most thought I had lost leave of my senses but for those who really knew me they were not surprised. It was the hardest race I competed in last year but equally the one I gained the most satisfaction from finishing.

So yes it’s back again this year but with a specific women’s category.… Read more


Phoenix Women Are Crowned Team Time Trial Champions

The Phoenix Womens team of Therese Smyth, Valerie O'Neill and Amy Brice have been crowned the Ulster Womens Team Trial Champions following their superb performance at the Championship event at Woodgreen last night. The award could not be announced on the night as a delegation of Cycling Ulster officials had to meet to clarify the criteria for the awarding of gold medals. Chairman of Cycling Ulster Tommy Lamb stated "Following a meeting held today it was unanimously agreed that a set of gold medals would be awarded to the women.… Read more


Youth and Women Get your entries in for North Down GP

The Youth and Women events in the North Down GP which incorporates the Northern Ireland Championships are in danger of being cancelled if riders do not get their entries in. In the past entry for the women and Youth riders has been taken on the day but North Down want pre-entry this year in order to plan effectively. The closing date for entry in Thursday 5th May but may be extended to Friday. If you wish to enter this event please download and complete the entry form available below.… Read more


Withers & Hunter Fastest in Bikeworks Time Trial League

Rachael Withers (VC ST. Raphael) and Mary Hunter (Dromara CC) were the joint winners of the opening round of the 2011 Bikeworks Ulster Women’s Association Time Trial League last Wednesday evening at Woodgreen. They were the only two riders to break 25 minutes for the 10 miles with a time of 24 minutes 50 seconds. Third place went to Louise Fullerton (Ballymena RC) who stopped the clock on 25 minutes 2 seconds, with Kay Hack taking fourth spot in a time of 25 minutes 24 seconds.… Read more


National Women’s Training Day 28th May

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce the first in a series of training days which takes place on Saturday 28th May in the Annebrook Hotel, Mullingar. All abilities are welcome – from beginner to elite. The format of the training day will be a coached training spin followed by a full debrief, after lunch there will be a number of talks on relevant topics.

This will be the first of 3 training days to be held during the summer, topics covered over series will include motivation, nutrition, training programmes, mechanics and bike set up along with details on preparation for events from leisure to time trials and road racing.… Read more


Mulholland Sprints to Victory at Seskinore

Ciara Mulholland continued to show great form by sprinting to victory in the third round of the Sportactive UWA Road Race league hosted by Omagh Wheelers at Seskinore. Twenty women took to the start line, with a limit group of 6 riders getting a three minute lead on the scratch group. The race was held over three tough lumpy laps of a 10 mile loop, and the pace was high from the outset.

There was plenty of attacking from the start, with Ciara Mulholland (Clann Eireann), Therese Smyth (Phoenix) and Roisin Kennedy (LCRC) all having a go on the first lap.… Read more


Great Racing at Carn Wheelers Classic 2011

What an exciting day there was today at Tobermore - The Big Well, when Carn Wheelers promoted their first open race. There were three races on offer all of which saw good fields ready to tackle the seven mile circuit with an uphill finish in the village centre. The race started just outside of the town with the A3's heading off first on the rolly but well surfaced course. The A4 race was set off a few minutes behind with the Masters and Women's race just after that.… Read more

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