Ulster Cycling News

Ulster 100m TT Championship this Sunday

The Ulster 100 mile TT Championship will take place at Woodgreen this Sunday 11th September 2016. The event which is hosted by Ballymoney Cycling Club is a real challenge but there is a frowing number of people who want to tackle this gruelling event. Unfortunately missing from this year's line-up is stalwart participant Willie John McLaughlin who is currently in hospital following an accident on his bike while out training for this event. All who know Willie John wish him a speedy recovery. This would have been his eighth 100 mile Time Trial in a row.… Read more

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New Champions Emerge at Ulster Road Race Championships

aDerry rider Marcus Christie (Asea Wheeelworx) continued his winning streak when he lead home a strong field at Sunday's Ulster Road Race Cycling Championship held in Eglinton, County Derry. Over 200 riders competed across all categories on what was a tough and challenging course, riding three circuits from Eglinton out to Claudy, and then along the Baranailt Road dropping into Ballykelly, before climbing back into Eglinton on the deceptively challenging Killylane Road. Although challenged for much of the ride by Lindsay Watson (North Down) and James Curry (PLUSH Cycling), Christie showed his strength and experience by pulling away on the final lap.… Read more


Ulster Road Race Championships This Sunday

On Sunday 4th September 2016, Foyle Cycling Club will be hosting the Ulster Road Championships at Eglinton, Co Derry. This takes place on same course as last year. Each lap is 45.6kms long, starting at the main street Eglinton village, and features 524m of total ascent.There will be a total of eight Championship Races. Sign opens at 9:00am in Eglinton Community Centre, Eglinton, Co. Derry, BT47 3AD. First race starts at 10:10am.… Read more


Christie Takes Ulster 25 Senior TT Title

image1Island Wheelers promoted an excellent Ulster 25 mile TT Championship today on the Dungannon Rd circuit. Marcus Christie of Team Asea Wheelworx was the fastest overall lifting the Senior men's title with a time of 49.17 followed in by Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles) with 51.59 and Chris Hutchinson (Team Madigan) with 53.56.

As expected Eileen Burns of Ballymena CRC was the Elite Women's Champion with Claire McIlwaine of Phoenix CC taking silver. While Karen Hull of Phoenix CC was third and in past years would have lifted the bronze medal, the rules imposed by Cycling Ulster this year see Karen lose out on a medal.… Read more


Ulster 25 M TT Championships Sun 28th August

Ulster 25 mile TT Championships Sunday 28th August 2016

Island Wheelers are proud to host this year’s Ulster 25 mile TT Championships. The event will take p;ace tomorrow, Sunday 28th August. The first rider will be set off at 10.00am.  Sign on will take place from 8.30am at Dungannon Swifts Football Club, Stangmore Park, Far Circular Rd, Tyrone, Dungannon BT71 6PP. Showers, changing facilities, and light refreshments will be provided here.

The course will be as follows

Starting 0.5km after the Stangmore roundabout on the new a4 From Dungannon (Woodlough Road) to Ballygawley, going towards Ballygawley, proceed round the roundabout and exit towards Dungannon/Belfast.… Read more

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Dowling Takes North Down GP

aWhile many of the riders were complaining about the heat on Sunday as they took part in the North Down GP it was certainly preferable to the torrential rain which began just shortly after the prize giving.

The main Race for A1-A3 riders was the last counter of the National League Road Race Series so the event attracted a top class field. The racing was aggressive over the 140 km of the event with the peloton fragmenting early on as breaks went off the front, were pulled back and then more breaks developing.… Read more


20/08/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 :Round 6

The final round of the Ernie Magwood Super 6 Time Trial League took place last night on the Woodgreen course in less than favorable conditions. The Super 6 TT league has been well supported throughout the year and some fast times have been reported especially on the Woodgreen course. This time it was the turn of John Madden to top the leaderboard posting the fastest time on the night with a 20.01 and also giving him the fastest M50 time. Second place went to aspiring Junior, Marc Heaney of the NRPT squad with 20.06 while Rodney Stewart (U/A) continues to impress by taking third with his 20.09.… Read more


North Down GP Sunday 21st August

The Chain Reaction Cycles North Down GP supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council is on Sunday the 21st August. Races for all categories. This is a pre-entry event and all the main races have now been filled. A full start list for each race can be found HERE.

Please see below for the revised schedule for this Sunday's North Down GP below. Read more


Square Wheels Autumn Gold Classic RR Now Open

Square Wheels will be picking up the baton to keep the road race calendar alive into the Autumn by running its inaugural Autumn Gold Classic on September 11th in Loughgall, County Armagh. There will be three races on offer A3 (50 miles), A4 (50 miles) and Over 50s and women (38 miles) with a generous prize fund on offer with the support of Tomney’s Bar, Moy and O’Kanes Superstore Armagh.

Square Wheels are also working in partnership with local charity, MACS NI to promote this event.… Read more


Round 6 Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT This Saturday

Round 6 of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Woodgreen on Saturday 20th August.
Sign on is from 09:00 first rider off at 10:00am Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a rear light. (Front light also advisable)
Riders will be issued with a TT rules guideline which will be emailed out with pre entry. Pay particular attention to this. Riders riding in an illegal manner will be excluded for the rest of the season.… Read more

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