Ulster Cycling News

Cycling Ireland National Youth Coaching and Training Day

Cycling Ireland will be holding a National Youth Coaching and Training Day on 2nd July in Mondello Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. This is a great opportunity for all Youth cyclists go along, meet likeminded people and get a few training and coaching tips into the bargain.

Are you a bike lover, under 16 years old, who wants to learn a little more?

Cycling Ireland is inviting you to participate in a training camp on a closed road circuit that is normally used in car racing.

Qualified, experienced coaches will be in attendance, including the youth development coach Martin O’ Loughlin.… Read more


What a Crit in Jersey

The Rubis Town Centre Crit in St Helier yesterday saw roads closed from 11.00am until almost 7.00pm, fantastic crowds all day and the sun shining in the afternoon. The town centre was buzzing as the Jersey Youth Acadamey riders took to the streets for the first event with over fifty riders in the Under 10 section comprising mostly of the Jersey Youth Academy riders and visitors from the neighburing island of Guernsey. The kids had a ball of a time and the crowds cheered every rider all around the course.… Read more


Newry Youth Racing Sunday 29th May – Details

Newry Wheelers are hosting a Youth Racing day on 29th May with racing starting at 11am. This promises to be a great day's racing for all Youth and is another counter in the David McCall Foundation Ulster Youth League. Please see below for full details of venue and sign-on times.

Venue, Glenn GAA Club
Sign on, 10am to 10.45am
Racing starts 11am
Categories, Novices U-10 approx 1 mile
U-12, 2 laps
U-14, 6 laps
U-16, 10 laps

Circuit approx 2.7 miles.

Directions. From the Dublin-Belfast A1/M1 exit at the Sheepbridge off-slip,
signposted for Newry and Downpatrick.… Read more


Youth Racing Report From Emyvale

Emyvale Cycling club organised a very successful youth racing event, with a good quiet circuit, plenty of marshalls and good parking facilities. The first race was the U-12 group, which after 2 mile started to split on the long drag. Dean Chambers, Newry Wheelers tried to break clear but P.J Doogan, Errigal and Naoise Sheridan, Orwell closed the gap and this trio quickly established a break.

Callum McKenna from the home club very nearly made it over to the break with a great solo effort over the last mile.… Read more


Up Date on Bobby Crilly for A4’s and Youth

The B Race for A4's will now cover two laps of the Nutts Corner Circuit before heading to the Divis Mountain climb. This will make the race approximately 35 miles but they will be tough miles especially on the final stretch. For full details and maps see previous story. There will be woman’s prizes in this race and it also ideal training for anyone contemplating doing Rás Dhun na nGall..

Details of the Youth racing will follow shortly but all Youth riders and their parents should note that this will be more of a mountain road race as opposed to a flat circuit RR.… Read more


Muddy conditions at Tollymore for Round 2 of the Ulster XC MTB Series

The second round of the Ulster Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series 2011 took place at Tollymore Forest Park on Sunday 15 May 2011 hosted by Banbridge Cycling Club. This event was also the fourth of seven rounds of the Irish National Point Series (NPS) which meant a larger attendance of riders from across Ireland with over 200 pre-registered to compete across all categories from the Under 8s to the seniors. The park offers great facilities for day visitors and campers with the event field close to toilet and shower facilities and a tap which allowed for a bike wash, much in use today.… Read more


Mayo Youth Tour – Ulster Team Selection

There will be Ulster U16 and U14 Youth Teams selected to participate in the 2011 Mayo Youth Tour which takes place from 30th July – 1st August. Cycling Ulster Youth Commission Chair George Boyd said “This is a prime target for youth racers across Ireland and from further abroad and Ulster will field representative teams for the event."

Under 14s to be managed by Mary Boyd.
Under 16s to be managed by George Boyd.

Teams will be selected based on proven ability throughout the 2011 season.… Read more


Summit Mountain Biking Youth Skills Session on Sunday 8th May

Summit Mountain Biking are holding a youth MTB 2 hour skills session at Belvoir Activity Center on Sunday. The session will start at 10am for the under 8 and under 10 youth groups which will include all the basic bike handling skills and a fun obstacle course to have a play on. The voucher winners at the Ulster XC MTB League can use them to avail of free entry while other members of the under 8 and 10 categories are also welcome along for the day for a £5 entry fee.… 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

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