Ulster Cycling News

Fyffe was the Man on Form At East Tyrone GP

afAngus Fyffe of Omagh Wheelers continued his string of fine performance this year by taking the East Tyrone GP in style. Fyffe who has ridden with pro-continental outfit the An Post Sean Kelly team stamped his mark on the race early on. The tough six lap race for was run off in glorious sunshine.  Darnel Moore of Caldwell Cycles took second place with Alan Bingham of Cuchullain CC in third.  East Tyrone Junior, Harvey Barnes, was given special permission to ride this A event and he showed what he was made of by taking fourth place.… Read more


Northwest Classic 2017

Sunday 2nd April saw the inaugural Northwest Classic hosted by Co. Derry’s  Northwest Cycling club. 140 A3 and A4 racers of the took to the rolling circuit in near perfect weather conditions.

The A race saw the 60 A3's set off to cover 4 laps and 48miles. The lumpy circuit made for exciting racing with small breaks forming throughout the race. At one point a 5 man breakaway group had 30 seconds on the peloton with Causeway’s Ryan Jamieson ever present at the sharp end.… Read more


Killinchy GP Well Run Event

A2Killinchy CC ran their inaugural race on Saturday and t was an excellent event. The club put on a great spread at sign-on which was very much appreciated by the officials and riders as sign-on started at 8.15.

The cub promoted three races on the day providing opportunities for all categories to gain points. The A4 riders had to complete four laps of a ten mile lumpy course with a tough uphill finish. In this event it was Josh Daly of VC Iveagh who took the win and it is good to see Josh back competing.… Read more


Lucan’s McDunphy Takes Tour of Ards

7The Wirefox Tour of Ards 2017 saw many of the top names in Irish cycling take to the roads around the Ards Peninsula to cover the 140 km course. The race took the riders through many of the small towns and villages on both sides of this coastal route. This classic event would not have been possible without the support of the PSNI who provided a control vehicle and motorbike outriders.

As is the norm with this event the pace was high from the gun and the riders were to average almost 28mph over the distance.… Read more


Northwest Classic Pre-Entry Closes Wed 29th March

Pre-entry closes on Wednesday 29th March for the inaugural Northwest Classic open races for A3 and A4 riders. A limited number of places are still available in both races so sign up to ensure your place. There's a £540 prize fund, with cash prizes for top 5 in each race and for the first lady in each race.
Entry via entrycentral

Racing starts at 1.00pm with refreshments for all riders and their fans after at race HQ in Gortnahey just outside Dungiven,

Full details and downloads HERE.… Read more


St Patrick’s Weekend Produces Loads of Winners


Angus Fyffe Triumphs at Wallace Caldwell
The Wallace Caldwell promoted by Ballymena is one of those one day classics that all riders want to win. With a hard course and aggressive riding it is always an exciting event. Omagh Wheelers rider, Angus Fyffe was the victor this year followed in by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles. Newry's Jude Sands continued his strong start to the season by filling the final podium position.

With the support of the PSNI the race passes through a number of small towns in County Antrim.… Read more


St Patrck’s Day Race Details

NPCCOn Friday North Pole CC will promote their annual St Patrck's Day Race. Starting at St.Mary’s Hall Burt the race will proceed in the direction of Letterkenny for 17km.

This is a wide, well surfaced road with a generous hard shoulder and no dangerous junctions. Care should be taken at Callaghan’s Filling Station (1km) and at Kernan’s Filling Station (6km) which have a number of entrances onto the main road.

There are drags for this portion of the race and there may be attacks before Manorcunningham but the race should hold together.… Read more


Powerhouse Take Top Four Spots in Danny Boy Race

The Powerhouse Juniors of Liam Wilson, PJ Doogan, Adam Ward and Brendan Flanagan swept the boards at the A3 Danny Boy Race at Feeny yesterday. The sixty mile course had plenty of short sharp rises with a couple of long drags to test the legs. The Powerhouse were in action all day and were determined not to let anyone get away.

By the second lap a group had gone clear with 20 seconds on the chasers. Flanagan chased to bridge the gap and when his team-mates joined him in the next lap the quartet forged ahead gaining two minutes on the bunch.… Read more


McCauley and Lyons Triumph at Ballyronan

2Spires CC promoted their annual Spires GP on Saturday in fine and relatively warm weather. The rolly course tested the riders. The A4's remained mostly intact although there were attacks with Maryland Wheelers riders to the fore in this regard.

In the end the win was taken by Gary Lyons (Armagh CC). His club mate Neil Rafferty was second while Apollo's Fergal Magee made up the final podium place. This s a great result for Armagh City Cyclists. This is a relatively new club and they have been going from strength to strength producing some excellent riders.… Read more


Carn Wheelers Classic Sunday 19th March

Carn Wheelers Classic Road Race. Sunday March 19th 2017 at 1pm. Sign on opens at 11.00am in Maghera Leisure Centre on the Coleraine Road, sign on will close at 12.30pm. Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.

The A1/2, A3 & A4 races require online entry but the Masters (over 50s) & Women's race can be entered on the day (race fee £15.00).… Read more

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