Ulster Cycling News

Well Done to Ulster Team at Games

photo 4The Cycling Ulster executive would like to congratulate all our young mountain bikers on a very successful trip to Hadleigh Farm. The Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team worked hard and scooped another medal and gain a great deal of experience over the three days. We would also like to thank manager Nicola Oldham and assistants Simon Curry and William Mulligan as well as all the other volunteers who helped out and supported the riders. Without the help of volunteers willing to give up their time such trips as this would no tbe possible.… Read more


Aiken Dominates at Opening CX Event

The first round of the 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross series took place on Sunday 6 October at Lurgan Park.  The weather was overcast with a strong breeze but it was warm and the park, magnificent in autumn colours, was busy with walkers as well as cyclists.  The crew from Apollo CT and the local park staff were on site from 7 am laying out the course which covered a wide expanse of the park.  The conditions were good, despite having rain for four days up to Thursday, the dry, warm weather on Friday and Saturday had left the course running well.  … Read more


Inter Regional MTB Report Day 2 – Curry Takes bronze

Handicap XC Race
This was a 20 min Handicap XC Race race with the grid based on the results from the Skills event yesterday. Ulster had some excellent grid positions with Shannon 6th place, James 11th and Richard 14th. Unfortunately Shannon punctured on the 1st lap, James raced well to finish 9th place. With Shenna, Cameron and Calvin having to start 70 sec from the first rider they all did well and finished mid field out of 56 riders in each race.

Dirt Sprints
This was short explosive racing, held on a mixture of flat hard pack, technical climbs and descents.… Read more


Updates from Hadleigh Farm

Today was the first day of the competition on the inter-regional mtb championships at Hadleigh farm. It consisted of a Skills Event and the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles Team performed well but had mixed fortunes in this event.

Skills Event
This skills course was designed on the same standard as what was used at the European MTB Championships course in Austria this year. A highly technical and challenging course based over 7 stages with 3 points per stage to be gained. The team performed strongly in this opening event under huge pressure from silenced crowds watching and under the watchful eye of commissaires on each section.… Read more


Ulster Clubs Work Together to Promote Youth Cycling

DSC_0209In a very welcome announcement from Maurice McAllister of Ballymoney we have been informed that a number of clubs have decided to get together to promote and develop Youth Cycling with a particular emphasis on the road.

Maurice McAllister said,
“It is an undisputed consensus that our youth and junior cyclists are the future of the sport of cycling. The objective and ambition for the immediate next five years for these core clubs is to see the development and progression of our youth and junior riders.”

The David McCall Foundation which has a particular interest in developing and supporting young riders has also come on board to offer support.… Read more


Good Luck To Cycling Ulster Youth Riders

photo 1A team of six young people headed to Hadleigh Farm in England yesterday evening to represent Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles in the MTB interregional games. Hadleigh Farm was the venue for the Off Road events in the London Olympics and is state of the art.

Although this is a particularly expensive trip for Cycling Ulster to fund it is a wonderful opportunity for our riders who will compete in a state of the art venue against the top young riders in Britain.

The Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles Team  are, Shenna  McKiverigan., Shannon Buller, James Curry, Richard Baird., Cameron McIntyre and Calvin Moore.… Read more

Filed under: MTB, Women, Youth No Comments

Ulster Cyclo-cross season starts this Sunday

The 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross season kicks off on Sunday 6 October at Lurgan Park, hosted by Apollo CT. This is first of 8 rounds and the return to an excellent venue which has played host to cyclo-cross (CX) races for many years, including national championships. Many thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for their continued support.

The main cyclo-cross races take place at 1 pm however there is a full schedule before this with sign on opening at 09:30 the first race of the day will be the fun race for the Under 6s which starts at 10:30.… Read more


David McCall Fun Day Cancelled

DMcCDue to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the Youth Fun Day at the Maze site set for this Saturday.
The Maze management team and Lisburn city council were very supportive of our event but getting permission to use the site goes further up the 'civil service/government' chain where it has stalled.

The David McCall Foundation is fuly comimitted to supporting Youth Cycling in Ulster.

Apologies to everyone, but on a brighter note we have the plans and volunteers in place for the future.… Read more


Ulster Youth Team Hadleigh Farm MTB Announced

Cycling Ulster is sending a boy's and a girl's team to the MTB interregional competition in Hadleigh farm, the Olympic MTB venue in London, on the 3rd to the 6th of October.

Riders who were interested in representing Ulster at this event were invited to attend a trial day on the 7th of September which reflected the format of the interregional event in London.

As expected the competition for places on the team was intense with the wide selection of talented riders we have in Ulster.  … Read more

Filed under: MTB, Youth No Comments

Ulster Top 5 at Sainsburys School Games.

The team.The Cycling Ulster team, who had won their first ever Sainsbury School Games cycling medal on day 1 of the 2013 event, continued their impressive performance on days 2 and 3 claiming five more medals and 5th place in the competition.

Day 2 saw the riders take to the open roads for the TT day in a challenging part of Yorkshire just outside Sheffield on roads the Tour de France will use next July.

The morning saw the riders tackle a hilly 2.5km individual TT.  The girls went first and each Ulster rider put in a time which was right to the top of the leader board as they finished.  … Read more

Filed under: Road, Youth No Comments
Page 30 of 47« First...1020...2829303132...40...Last »