Ulster Cycling News

Autumn Gold Classic Road Race – 17 September 2017

Square Wheels are picking up the baton to keep the road race calendar alive into the Autumn by running the second Autumn Gold Classic on September 17th in Loughgall, County Armagh. There will be three races on offer. The A3 race (50 miles) is limited to seniors and vets only so a good chance for riders to pick up a few points. The A4 race is also 50 miles and the over 50s and women covering 38 miles.

There is a generous prize fund on offer.… Read more


John Beggs Memorial Opens for Entry on Thursday

BCC LogoBanbridge CC are delighted to announce the 2017 John Beggs Memorial, the penultimate round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series  taking place on Saturday 12th August on Dromore, Co Down.  As part of the 2017 promotion we are also pleased to host a dedicated women’s only race as part of the Cycling Ireland Women’s National Road Series.  A3/Jr & A4 Categories will also have their own dedicated races in support of the National Series events.

For the 2017 edition of the event we are delighted to introduce John MacMahon & Co Chartered Accountants as our primary sponsor.… Read more


Madigan GP Entry Now Open

Madigan Grand Prix Saturday 5th August - Pre Entry Now Open
To Pre-Enter the Madigan Grand Prix whih takes place on Saturday 5th August 2017 please click the link below! Please make sure you give your category and your complete licence number / race number. Note the (A) race and (B) race use Entry Central. Women and Over 50 Vets enter on the day at Sign-On and will be given a race number from the promoter! To enter click this link https://www.entrycentral.com/madigangp

Team Madigan Cycling Club, Carrickfergus will promote the 28th Madigan Cycles Grand Prix at Kilroot near Carrickfergus Co.… Read more


Ulster Road Race Championship 2017 Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Ulster Road Race Championship 2017 will take place on  Sunday 23rd July 2017. The race promoter is  North Donegal Cycling Club.  There will be seven championship races as well as a non championship race for A4's. Entry s online via Entry Central. Further details can be found below.… Read more


Newry Three Day Details

Newry Wheelers are delighted to promote the Annual Newry Wheelers 3 Day race.  The event will take place on the weekend of Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd JulyThe race started in 1987 by local man Noel Mc Kinley and is still going strong. The stage race is one of the most popular on the Irish cycling calendar and has attracted a bumper field with some of the country's finest bike riders. The places filled up fast as riders are keen to compete to try and add their name to the list of previous winners which is no mean feat.… Read more


Entries closing For National TT and Road Races

If you are interested in competing in the National Road Championships get your entry in NOW!! Registration closes on Thursday 15th June for the Time Trial and on Saturday 17th June for the Road Race - time is running out fast! If you haven't already done so get your entries in for these events. Click HERE to enter.

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com Read more


Noel Teggart Races Open for Entry

Pre-entry for the 2017 Noel Teggart Memorial opened on Tuesday 6th June via the Cycling Ireland web portal.  A total of 6 races will be on offer for what looks set to be a busy and exciting day of racing
in Banbridge. The flagship event for the day will cater for A1 & A2 riders covering a total distance of 130km over 7 laps of the well-known Banbridge/Gilford/Scarva circuit.  A separate race will be hosted to cater for the A3 and A3 Junior riders, using the same course but with a reduced distance of 110km  covering 6 laps.… Read more


McLaughlin In Yellow Again as Ward Takes Stage 3

aStage three of Rás Dhun na nGall took to the roads from Ardara to Glenties to Portnoo this afternoon to cover three laps of an 18 mile circuit. While things may have been close in GC going into the stage there were a lot of time bonuses up for grabs on this stage the first two passes of the finish line had points 3, 2, 1 for the first three while on  the final pass these points were doubled. As a result attacks began almost from the off and leaving some riders out the back in the first few miles.… Read more


31/05/2017 Ulster Team Time Trial Championships

1Newry Storm to Victory in Team TT Championships

The Ulster 25 mile team time trial championships take place on Tuesday evening in dry but windy conditions. Twenty two teams lined up to pit their skill against the clock on the Woodgreen circuit, arguably the fastest time trial circuit in Ulster. This proves the popularity of the event which has continued to grow in numbers since its inception.

Favourites going into the event were the Phoenix A team which included a number of seasoned testers.  East Tyrone have also done well in this event over the past years while Carn Wheelers have been producing testers who are consistently in the results.… Read more


Newry Three Day Open For Entries

On Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July, Newry wheelers will be promoting their popular 3 day road race stage event which is now in its 30th year.

The club are delighted to have Spin 11, Mc Kinley Contracts, PKF-FPM,Cycling Ulster and Plumbmaster on board to sponsor the event. The event is also unique in that it allows A1 riders who are Masters M40 M50 to enter. Race organiser Drew McKinley says the A1 M40s add to the race and give the upcoming Juniors something to think about over the 3 days of racing.… Read more

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