Ulster Cycling News

Ernie Magwood TT Series Rd 3 Open – Pre-entry only

Round 3 of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Woodgreen on Thursday 16th June.  Sign on is from 18:30 with first rider off at 19:30 Pre entry is compulsory for riders wishing to be included in the leagues results. 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 course after 10am, no passing timekeeper, no drafting or white lining. Please treat all riders, officials and volunteers with respect if you wish to return.… Read more

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Reminder – Carn Wheelers Glenshane TT Series Tonight

The Carn Wheelers CicliSport Glenshane TT Series - Round 2 takes place tonight, Thursday 9th June and will be on the same course as before, straight out from the Glenshane Pass, round the Castledawson Roundabout (which will be fully marshalled) and straight back – potentially the fastest TT course in the province.

Check it out at:  https://www.strava.com/routes/4669186

With thanks to the Series Sponsors – CicliSport in Moneymore, a very generous 4 figure prize fund will be available across all Categories for the Series, with small token prizes on the night of each round for fastest Male, fastest Female, fastest Junior and fastest Master.… Read more

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This Week’s Events

There are lots of events on during this coming week starting off with the Maiden City Criterium in Derry and the Maxwell Memorial Time Trial in Warrenpoint  both taking place this evening. On Thursday night there is another crit taking place  in Ballymoney while at the weekend we have a couple of leisure cycles such as Cycle for Oisin, Saddlerock Fundraiser, Slieve Gullions Leisure Event and the Hills of Donegal Tour as well as road racing with the Bobby Crilly Classic on Saturday and the John Mulligan Perpetual Trophy on Sunday.… Read more


Stenson Retains Lead In Donegal

aStage 2 of Rás Dhun  na nGall got off to a fine start this morning in dry and sunny conditions.  For those that have taken part in this race in the past there was a sigh of relief that road works prevented the stage starting on the tough hill climb route from Mahera Sands which has been used in previous years. This year the course took riders out the main Killybegs Road and the original intention was to finish on top of the climb at ‘The Nick’.… Read more


26/05/2016 Ernie Magwood Super 6 Rd 2 – Toome

The second round of the Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT league took place on 26th May - last Thursday evening in bright but windy conditions on the Toome Course. Once again it was the 50+ veteran John Madden of Inspired Cycling who recorded the fastest time of 21:00.6 almost a minute faster than second placed rider on the night, Ali Gribbon of Carn Wheelers . an M4 rider, who chalked up a 21:07.1. Third placed rider was Phoenix CC’s, Craig Rea who was first of the Elite riders.… Read more


02/06/2016 Cathcart Centra Spires TT Trilogy Round 2

The second round of the Cathcart Centra Spires TT Trilogy took place this evening. Tonight's event was sponsored by McCullough Estate Agents in Magherafelt.

Once again Craig McAuley of Caldwell Cycles took a fantastic win on the Toome course recording a 20.49 for the ten miles. He was followed in by Ali Gribbon of Carn Wheelers who recorded a 21.24. Concor McCann of Team Asea was third with a 21.42.

Eileen Burns continued her winning streak by recording a 23.06 to top the women's results. Once again Karen Hull had to satidfied with second recording 24.41 while Joanne Regan of Termoneeny CC was third with 25.14.… Read more


31/05/2016 Ulster Team Time Trial Championships – Woodgreen

Phoenix and Madigan are Ulster Team TT Champions
The Ulster team Time Trial Championships took place tonight in very windy conditions. The event was promoted by Phoenix CC and the course was the 25 mile course on the Woodgreen circuit. Phoenix CC A team were the fastest on the night lifting the coveted Ulster Championship medal and title. The team consisted of Christian Nachtigall, Craig Rea, Daniel Daly and Cathal Smyth who completed the course in a time of 51.13

Island Wheelers took silver and in a time of  52:45.… Read more


Upcoming Competitive Road Events

There are three time trials on during the week and road races on both Saturday and Sunday. Full details, as we have them, can be found below.

Finn Wheeler's Time Trial : Monday 23rd May 2016
The Finn Wheelers Time trial series will continue this Monday evening with a ten mile time trial starting at Ballyfin Rd, Ballybofey. Sign-on will be from 6.30pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm

Hayes Fuel Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT Rd 2 : Thursday 26th May 2016
The Ernie Magwood Super 6 time trial league will continue this Thursday with a ten mile TT on the Toome Course.
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Ulster Team Time Trial Championships Now Open for Entry

On Tuesday 31st May Phoenix CC will host Ulster Team Time Trial competition on the Woodgreen (A26) course. Any four rider team will be allowed to compete on the night but, in order to qualify as a potential championship winning team; the team must consist of four riders from the same Cycling Ulster club, with temporary releases from other clubs not allowed. Each club can enter as many teams as they like.

Pre Entry via EntryCentral is £20 per team plus £1 admin fee, and will open at 8pm on Sunday 15th May and close at midnight on Sunday 29th May.… Read more

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15/05/2016 Champion of Champion 25mTT

inaInglis and Burns win at Ards
Ian Inglis of Black Rose Racing repeated his 2015 achievement by once again recording the fastest time of 56:05 to lift the prestigious Champion of Champions Time Trial Trophy on Sunday. The Champion of Champions Time was promoted by Ards CC on an out and back course with a dead turn at the halfway stage. Not noted for being a fast course Inglis still managed an excellent time of 56:05. some forty seconds faster than second placed Paul Carroll of Velo Café Magasin.… Read more

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