Ulster Cycling News

Hugo Loughran GP Open for Entry Today

The Hugo Loughran GP will open for entry today, Monday 11th April,  at 7.00pm on www.entrycentral.com. There will races for A3's and A4's as well as the Masters. The Hugo Loughran GP takes place on Friday 29th April and has grown in popularity over the past number of years. With action for the A1 and A2 riders taking place over that weekend at the Tour of Ulster the Hugo Loughran provides an ideal vehicle for ambitious riders to gain points.

This year Island Wheelers have chosen  a new course which can be viewed HERE. Read more


McLaughlin, McCann and Moore Win at Bann Valley

aThere were wins all around when Bann Valley CC promoted their annual Bann Valley Classic today. There were three races on offer and the riders had to tackle the tough, rolling circuit. As usual Bann Valley had done a tremendous job in seeing to the safety of the event and had lots of marshalls out along the route. The weather was dry and sunny but very cold.

The A1/A2 race  saw a small group break away from the peloton. This group included Steven McAllister (Ballymoney CC), Ronan McLaughlin (Foyle CC), Paul Wilkinson (West Down Wheeelers), David Hamilton (North Down CC) and the Carn Wheelers duo of Ali Gribbon and Jonny Taylor.… Read more


09/04/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT Round 1 : Toome

aMadden and Russell Fastest at Toome
The Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 Time Trial League got off to a great start this morning at Toome. Over sixty riders braved the cold and blustery conditions to tackle the ten mile course from Toome to the Castledawson roundabout and back.The event promoted by Island Wheelers was well organised and marshalled.

John Madden of Dig Deep Coaching took not only the Master's 50 top score but his time of 20:37.6 was almost a minute faster than Jason Burns of Ballymena, his nearest rival in the senior men category.… Read more


Upcoming Competitive and Leisure Events

Super 6 TT Series Round 1 : Saturday 9th April
The first round of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 Time Trial Series takes place this Saturday on the Toome circuit. Click HERE for a map of the start location and also the course. Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a rear light. (Front light also advisable). All other TT rules apply. No warming up on the course after 10.00am, no passing timekeeper, no drafting or white lining.… Read more


Ras Dhun na nGall 2016 Open for Entry

Ras Dhun na nGall 2016The Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, will be hosting the 2016 Rás Dhun na nGall three-day stage race that takes place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 3rd, 4th & 5th June. This year is the 26th anniversary of the first running of the event and Four Masters look forward to celebrating this with a great competitive race over the weekend. Information about the race is available will be updated over the next few weeks on the club website, www.fourmasterscycling.com and club Facebook page.… Read more


Hard Racing At PJ Logan Cup – Results Added

aIt was all hands to the deck today for Island Wheelers when they promoted their PJ Logan Cup. With four races in the afternoon they also promoted Youth racing in the morning when PJ Doogan made up for his mishaps yesterday by taking a win in the U16 event.

The A race for A1 and A2 riders which was a handicapped affair saw some very aggressive riding as the A1's put down the hammer to catch the A2's. Chris McGlinchey of Chain Reaction Cycles, fresh from his victory in Rá Mumhan was very much to the fore driving the A1's.… Read more


Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT Information and Pre-Entry

aThe Hayes Fuels 2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 league is due to kick off on  Saturday 9th April and will follow a similar pattern to previous years namely 6 rounds, 2 at Toome and 4 at Woodgreen, with 5 out of 6 rounds counting. There will be a preentry system in operation. The Women's Cycling Ulster TT league and the Ulster Paracycling Leagues will will incorporate all rounds of the Super Six guaranteeing top level competition and big fields for all riders.

Pre-entry will be via racepass.co.uk this year and this will require a PayPal account, so to assist everyone pre entry will open one week in advance.

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Watson in Top Form at Ciclisport

aDavid Watson of North Down showed no signs of tiredness after the weekend's Tour of the North when he romped home to victory in the Ciclisport GP promoted by East Tyrone CC.  He was quickly followed in by Aaron Swan of Ballymoney and David Hamilton of North Down who had a close battle for second and third.

In the A3 race it was the home favourite, Harvey Barnes who did not disappoint the punters as he  won the race just ahead of Conor McCann of Asea Wheelworx.… Read more


Road Race, Leisure and Off Road Race Events this Weekend

Saturday 2nd April 2016 : Ciclisport GP
The Ciclisport Grand Prix for 2016 will take place on Saturday 02nd April. This is a pre-entry event which is now filled. The Race HQ is the Loup GAA and sign on is from 9.00 to 9.30am. There are races for U14, U16, A1/A2, A3 , A4 and Women. There is no Master's race due to time constraints. Racing starts at 10.0am for U16, U14 and Women.  The Women's race Race is part of the Ulster Women's League. Youth Races are part of the Ulster Youth League.Racing starts at 12.30pm for: A1/A2, A3 and A4

Sunday 3rd April 2016 : PJ Logan Cup
Sign on from 11.30am and will close sharp at 12.45pm at Gortgonis Sports Centre, Coalisland.… Read more


Lakeland 2 Day Stage Race Now Open

The Lakeland 2 Day Stage race for A3 riders only is now open for entry. This event provides a three stage event for A3 riders only providing an ideal opportunity to get pooints and upgrade.  The race takes place over the weekend of  Saturday 16th April and Sunday 17th April 2016.… Read more

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