Ulster Cycling News

National Criterium Championships Now Open For Entry

The 2016 Irish National CriteriumChampionships, promoted by Banbridge Cycling Club, will take place in Banbridge town centre on the evening of Friday 12th August. Registration and entry is now open via the Cycling Ireland event registration page on www.cyclingireland.ie

The Championship race will commence at 19:45 sharp, lasting approx. 1 hr, over a 1km circuit with intermediate prime laps.  The circuit will be that which has been successfully used in previous years for the Banbridge Criterium, starting and finishing in the town centre on Newry St. … Read more


Tour of Omagh Now Open for Entry

2016 SPAR Tour of Omagh Gears Up
The Tour of Omagh is unparalleled as one of Co Tyrone’s most iconic cycling events, the biggest A4 stage race of its kind in Ireland. Now in its 7th year, the 2016 SPAR Tour of Omagh will take place from 5th -7th August and is set to attract some of the region’s most prestigious cyclists. The widely recognised event has gone from strength to strength over the years and produced some fine winners including two riders who have gone on to ride the An Post Rás, with one cyclist turning professional.… Read more


Up-coming Events Leisure and Competitive

There are a number of events coming up in the next week. These include two time trials, a crit in Strabane and the Leisure event promoted by Castlereagh CC. Full details below.

Sunday 24th July 2016 Ernie Magwood Memorial 10 Mile TT
On Sunday East Tyrone CC will be promoting their annual 10 mile Time trial in memory of deceased member Ernie Magwood who was a great stalwart of the Time Trial scene. The event takes place on the Omagh Rd circuit with the sign-on from 9.00am.… Read more


21/07/2016 Glenshane TT Series Round 4

Craig McAuley of Caldwell Cycles consolidated his lead in the Glenshane TT Series promoted by Carn Wheelers tonight when he emerged as the winner recording a time of 20:13 for the ten mile course. The next three places were taken by the TT specialists of the promoting club namely Joe McCrory, Jonny Taylor and Ali Gribbon. These three have emerged as serious riders in the 'race of truth' and are always near the top of the leader-board in TT events. Ali Gribbon was also the first of the M40 class.… Read more


Round 4 Glenshane TT Series Now Open for Entry

Round 4 of the Ciclisport Glenshane TT Series on the Glenshane Road promoted by Carn Wheelers is now open for entry on www.entrycentral.com. With thanks to the Series Sponsors – CicliSport in Moneymore, a very generous 4 figure prize fund will be available across all Categories for the Series, with small token prizes on the night of each round for fastest Male, fastest Woman, fastest Junior and fastest Master.

Pre-entry is £6, and £8 on the night for non online entries.A reminder that participants will receive league points for every round they enter, and are eligible for overall league prizes.… Read more

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Large Turnout for Foyle GP

A fantastic day’s cycling yesterday in Killea, Donegal, for Foyle Cycling Club saw over 170 riders from all across Ireland participate in the club’s  annual GP. Club cyclists from Belfast, Castlebar, Dublin, Emyvale, Westport and every major town in Ulster were represented. Christopher McGlinchey of Chain Reaction Cycles took the top honour in the A1 category, Craig McAuley of Caldwell was second with Foyle’s Ronan McLauglin coming in third.

Conor Gallagher of Castlebar CC took the top spot in A3 and Thomas McLaughlin of Foyle continued his fantastic season with top spot in A4.… Read more


16/07/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 Round 4

Round 4 of the Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT series got underway on Saturday morning on the Woodgreen circuit. Unusually the traffic was quite busy, for a Saturday as there was a steam engine rally in Ballymena but this did not deter the riders. The weather at Woodgreen was dry with some sunny intervals but with a fair breeze which the riders found a hindrance.However the winner seemed to find this no problem at all as Craig McAuley of Caldwell Cycles, romped to first place with his 20:12.… Read more


Important TT’s Coming Up Including Ulster 10 Championship

With the Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championship taking place at the end of the month testers will be targeting similar time trials to get into shape and there is plenty to chose from. Finn Wheelers are running a 10 on Monday night, La Lanterne Rouge on Tuesday night, The Ernie Magwood 10 on Sunday and TVR Series on Wednesday 27th with Ulster Champs on 31st. Full Details of these events below.

Finn Wheelers 10TT Monday 18th July
Sign-on Glenfin Rd, Ballybofey at 6.30pm. First rider off at 7.00pm

Bishopscourt 10m TT Tuesday 19th July
Promoted by La Lanterne Rouge.… Read more


Foyle CC Retains North West Inter Club League Title

Thursday night's final stage in the Inter Club League lived up to its pre-race billing, with Foyle Cycling Club retaining the Inter League title. Fending off a strong challenge from Donegal clubs Errigal Cycling Club and Four Masters Cycling Club, Foyle's racing team delivered a fantastic performance, with strong individual riders from Gavin O Neill, John Quigley, Thomas McLaughlin, Paul Bradley, Mark McKinney and Fergal Mc Geady. Club chairman Simon Gill, who was also placed in the points, said it was a great evening for the club: 'great credit goes to all the riders who have participated over the last number of months to ensure that Foyle retained this title.… Read more


Entry for Rd 4 Ernie Magwood TT Series Closes Tomorrow

Round 4 of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Woodgreen on Saturday 16th July. Sign on is from 9:00am with first rider off at 10:00am. PLEASE NOTE: Due to holidays and available help there will be NO entry on the day. You must use Race Pass to pre-enter. Entry closes tomorrow 15th July at 2.00pm. Once its closed, it’s closed. Pre-enter HERE
Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a working rear red light.… Read more

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