Ulster Cycling News

Apollo CT’s ‘Off the Sofa to Saddle’ Sportive

apOn Sunday the progressive Apollo CT who celebrate their twentieth anniversary this year is promoting its ABC Sportive which is the culmination of their Sofa to Saddle programme.  People in the Armagh, Banbridge,  Craigavon area have been on a 10 week programme hosted by local cycling clubs, Apollo CT, Dromore CC, Banbridge CC and Portadown CC.

This is part of a funded Public Health Agency scheme along with Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council   A total of 60 people have been introduced to cycling through the programme and fears dismissed about the black art of cycling clubs.… Read more

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Road Races and Leisure Events this Weekend

There are three road races on this coming weekend and a number of leisure rides. Road Races include the Audi GP on Saturday and the Strabane Ligfford GP and Noel Teggart on Sunday. The Bangor Coastal Challenge for leisure riders is being promoted on Sunday by North Down. Apollo CT are also running a leisure event and details of this can be viewed in a separate story HERE. Full details of the other competitive and leisure events can be viewed below.

Audi Grand Prix Saturday 18th June
East Antrim CC Audi will promote the Audi Grand Prix on Saturday 18th June 2016.… Read more


Feast of Crits and TT’s During the Week

From hard paced, technically skillful criteriums to man against the clock, those who enjoy this sort of racing have a glut of it this week. There are three crits on with Old Bleach promoting the Antrim crit on Tuesday, Ards CC running Town Centre races on Wednesday and the Bann Wheelers promotion of the Coleraine crit on Thursday. Please Note : Phoenix CC's  Crit in the Part on Friday night is cancelled. For the testers the TVR TT Series continues on Wednesday evening while the Ernie Magwood Series takes place on Thursday and on Sunday Ballymoney run their Father's Day 25 mile TT. … Read more


Noel Teggart Opens for Pre-entry Tomorrow – Thursday 9th June

The pre-registration for the 2016 edition of the Noel Teggart Memorial hosted by Banbridge CC on Sunday 19th June will open for entries at 9pm on Thursday 9th June. A link to the pre-registration system will be available on www.banbridgecc.co.uk Banbridge CC will be promoting three senior races on the day as well as the full complement of youth races.

The main event for the day will be for A1/A2 riders which will cover 7 laps of the 12 mile circuit for a total distance of approx.

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This Week’s Events

There are lots of events on during this coming week starting off with the Maiden City Criterium in Derry and the Maxwell Memorial Time Trial in Warrenpoint  both taking place this evening. On Thursday night there is another crit taking place  in Ballymoney while at the weekend we have a couple of leisure cycles such as Cycle for Oisin, Saddlerock Fundraiser, Slieve Gullions Leisure Event and the Hills of Donegal Tour as well as road racing with the Bobby Crilly Classic on Saturday and the John Mulligan Perpetual Trophy on Sunday.… Read more


Kinnings Hill Climb, Crit in the Park and Lurgan Criterium Open for Entry

There are three events now open for pre-entry. These are the Kinning Cycles Crighton’s Green Hill Climb, Phoenix CC's Crit in the Park  and the Clann Eireann promoted Lurgan Crit. Details of these events and how to enter are listed below.

Creighton’s Green Hill Climb 16/06/2016
Kinning Cycles will host an open hill climb as part of their Interclub league on Thursday 16th June. The event will take place at Creightons Green, Hollywood. The climb is not to severe so it will suit a lot of newcomers and Kinning Cycles issue a warm welcome to first timers.… Read more


Fast Racing At Bishopscourt

There was lots of exciting racing on Saturday at Bishopscourt Motor Racing Circuit but this time the roar of supped up engines was exchanged for the whirr of pedal powered vehicles. The event was the annual Emma McMullan and Ronnie Smyth road races promoted by Dromara CC. For a number of years now Dromara have promoted these races on the safe off road circuit of Bishopscourt. With its smooth, well tarmaced surface and clear view of the racing it made for a fast laps and a great spectator sport.… Read more


Coleraine and Antrim Crits and Bangor Coastal All Open for Entry

DSC4042Bann Wheelers Criterium, the Antrim Festival Criterium  and the North Down Bangor Coastal Challenge are now open for pre-entry. Places in all of these events are likely to fill up fast so you would be advised to get your entry in early.

Bann Wheelers Town Centre Crit Coleraine
Bann Wheelers will be promoting their town centre criterium in Coleraine on Thursday 16th June and this is now open for pre-entry. The race itself will start on Church Street go through The Diamond, Queen Street, Millburn Road, Union Street, Brook Street and back into the town centre along Church Street: Circuit. Read more


Kinning Showed His Crit Expertise at Newry

Last night Newry Wheelers promoted their annual crit around the streets of Newry City. The weather was perfect for the night and the good crowds enjoyed the high quality racing. Newry wheelers ran a full programme of events and first of were the youth races with the under 12's first.

Adam McGeever of  AAA didnt waste anytime attacking out of the blocks and took a solo win ahead of Quillan Donnelly of Bikeworx with Maria McAllister in 3rd from Island wheelers.

The under 14 event saw another dominant display this time from Ryan Gereghty of Bikeworx with Odhran Doogan (Errigal CC) taking the sprint for 2nd and Chris Donald 3rd from Team Madiagn.… Read more

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Closed Circuit Racing at Bishopscourt Open for Entry

Dromara Cycling Club is hosting a series of races at the Bishopscourt Motorcycling Circuit near Downpatrick County Down on Saturday 4 June 2016. The location boasts a 2.1 mile circuit on 12 metre wide smooth tarmac. There are toilets and showers on site as well as ample parking. The circuit has its own website with plenty of photos.

Dromara will not only be promoting the Emma McMullan Trophy Race for A2/A3 riders and the Ronnie Smyth Cup Race for A4’s but a host of other races for all categories including youth and handcyclists.… Read more

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