Ulster Cycling News

Hennebry Pips Dowling In John Beggs

aAs if winning the National Criterium last night in Banbridge wasn't enough for Mark Dowling of Asea Wheelworx, he was back today for another Banbridge CC promoted event namely the John Beggs Memorial Race. From the outset it was obvious that he wasn't out to stretch his legs after last night's efforts. He eventually got away in a break and coming to the line there was a two up sprint between himself and Conor Hennebry of AquaBlue. In the end Hennebry had the kick to take the win with Dowling having to be content with second position.… Read more


Dowling Retains National Crit Title

aaTonight was the start of a busy week for Banbridge CC as they promoted the prestigious All Ireland Criterium Championships. Tomorrow they will also promote the popular and very tough John Beggs Memorial Road Races.

The National Criterium saw a top class field race around the short circuit in Banbridge. The event was closely fought with Philip Lavery of Baguet-M.I.B.A.-Indulek-Derito Cycling Team) showing his return to form. However, Mark Dowling of Asea Wheelworx was determined to hold on to the title he won in 2015 in Clairemorris.… Read more

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John Beggs Open for Pre-Entry

Pre-entry to the 2016 John Beggs Memorial promoted by Banbridge CC on Saturday 13th August is now open for entry. Two races will be promoted in Dromore, Co. Down, as part of the event. The main race for the day catering for A+, A1, A2 & A3 category riders is the penultimate round of the National Road Series and is expected to attract a very competitive field, but with a generous prize fund for unplaced category riders there will always be something for everyone to
race for.… Read more


Irish Crit Championships to be Televised

Banbridge CC is delighted to announce that the 2016 Irish Criterium Championships, held in Banbridge on Friday 12th August, will be broadcast on television channel TG4.  The event will be covered over a 30 minute TV slot and will include rider interviews and plenty of fast paced action from the Championship race.

Due to the assistance of partner Velo Moto TV, who were the production company behind the fantastic television coverage of the Irish Road Race Championships which were also recently broadcast on TG4, it is a real step forward for Irish cycling to have the sport regularly broadcast to television sets across the country.… Read more

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31/07/2016 Ulster 10m TT Championships Eglinton

Christie Tops the Chart at Ulster 10m TT Championships
Marcus Christie, who broke his own 50-mile TT Irish record last Wednesday night, continued his winning form by setting a course record of 18:34 at the 10-mile TT in Eglinton, County Derry, today. The event, which was hosted by Foyle Cycling Club, saw an impressive field of 70 riders compete across all disciplines. With a strong southerly wind aiding riders on the return journey to the finish, Christie mastered the circuit and had almost two minutes to spare on Chris Hutchinson of Team Madigan in second place with 20:32, and Christian Nachtigall from Belfast club Phoenix, completing the Senior Men's medal list.… Read more


Ulster 10 m TT Championships This Sunday

Marcus Christie, who smashed his Irish National 50 mile TT record (subject to ratification) onWednesday night, will compete in the Ulster 10m Time Trial Championship which is being hosted by Foyle Cycling Club on Sunday. Upwards of 100 top amateur cyclists will descend on the County Derry village of Eglinton to participate in the Championship. The first rider is scheduled to start at 11.30am.

After successfully hosting their Grand Prix on 17 July in Killea, where almost 175 riders took part across all disciplines, Foyle Cycling Club now host the  2016 Ulster 10 Mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday 31 July, in Eglinton, County Derry.… Read more


Errigal Internatioanl Youth Tour This Weekend

The Errigal International Youth Tour is taking place this weekend 30/31 July and 1st August. The 3-day, 4-stage event for under 12,14 and 16 riders includes 2 road races, a time trial and a criterium. Over 240 boys and girls have entered across the three age groups , coming from all across the British Isles, Malta, France, Belgium, Isle of Man and South Africa as well as from all parts of Ireland. With such big numbers Errigal CC will working hard to ensure that there are plenty of volunteers on hand to help out.… Read more


Ulster Road Race Championships Details

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.

Pre entry is essential via entrycentral.com before September 2nd.
Entry fee via Entry Central is £15 for all races. On the day entry will be subject to spaces being available. Sign-on is at Eglinton Community Centre BT47 3AD.
Sign-on opens at 9.15a.m.… Read more


24/07/2016 Ernie Magwood Memorial ’10’ – A29 Dungannon Rd

Christie in Top Form at Ernie Magwood Memorial '10'
On Sunday East Tyrone CC held their annual ten mile time trial in memory of deceased member Ernie Magwood. Twenty one riders took part in the event and thankfully the rain held off for the event.

Marcus Christie of Team Asea was in top form winning the event with a time of 19:56 over a minute faster than Joe McCrory of Carn Wheelers who posted a 22:07. Third place went to another Carn rider, Ali Gribbon with 22:18.… Read more


Sherlock is Monaghan Co’s RR Champion

Glaslough village was once again the setting for this year's Monaghan county championship race. Thirty riders from clubs all over the county and further afield gathered at Main Street Glaslough for a gruelling 7 lap race. Emyvale CC had a good representation as had Carrickmacross CC, Navan CC, Keevan CC, Killylough and South Dublin CC. The race was spilt into 2 groups with scratch having a 3 minute gap on the main group to make up in the chase.

At 7.00pm off they went. On the second lap there was a prime for the first 3 riders across the line. Read more

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