Ulster Cycling News

Events this Weekend – Racing and Leisure

This weekend sees two road race events down for decision as well as Errigal's tough Hills of Donegal Tour and Slieve Gullion's very popular Tour of Carlingford Leisure event.

Tour of Ards - Saturday 31st March
On Saturday Ards CC promote the Tour of Ards which takes riders around the scenic Ards Peninsula. This is a pre-entry event and is now full. It receives full PSNI support without which it would be impossible to get the riders safely through the towns and villages en-route. The event kicks off at 11.00am, an earlier start than normal.… Read more


Walsh and Meehan Take Bronze in Tandem Sprint

The Irish spirit really shined through on todays last day of the 2012 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships in Carson L.A.  In this morning’s Sprint qualification round Irish Pursuit World Champions set a new Irish Record of 12.259 to leave them in 4th place and secured the last available place in this afternoon’s Match Sprint finals.

Male tandem pairing of Andrew Fitzgerald and Con Collis put in a good performance to record a time of 11.631 which left them in 17th place.

The Irish Team Sprint squad of Colin Lynch, Enda Smyth and Cathal Miller finished just outside the top 10 taking 11th place in a New Irish Record time of 56.840.… Read more


Third Rainbow Jersey for Ireland

Day 2 of the 2012 Paracycling Track World Championships in Carson L.A. saw the Irish Paracycling squad secure yet another Rainbow Jersey for Ireland. Colin Lynch followed up on the success of the 3km Female Tandem Pursuit World Champions Catherine Walsh and her Pilot Francine Meehan yesterday by finishing in first place in this morning’s qualifications and then riding a terrific Final race to set a new Irish Record of 3:51.640 when beating the Chinese World  Record Holder by six seconds in a great ride off for the Gold medal.… Read more


Brilliant Start by Irish Paracycling Squad

 The 2012 Paracycling Track World Championships got off to the best possible start for the Irish Team this morning at the Home Depot Velodrome in Carson L.A.   In the 3km Female Tandem Pursuit Qualifiers Catherine Walsh and her Pilot Francine Meehan set a new Irish Record of 3:37.392 to finish in first place and guarantee a ride off for the Gold Medal in the afternoon’s finals.

Irish tandem newcomers Katie-George Dunlevy and Pilot Sandra Fitzgerald showed that they will be future contenders when setting a PB time of 3:48.767 to give them an excellent 7th place finish in the qualifiers.… Read more


Rainbow Jerseys for Paracycling Squad

In an unbelievable result Fran Meehan and Catherine Walsh became the first ever Irish Paracycling Track World Champions. The rainbow jersey will come home to Ireland courtesy of a hard working pair and their excellent back up team.

As if that was not enough Damian Shaw piloting James Brown won winning Ireland's first ever men's Silver medal. We all remember Damian’s excellent performance in the 2011 Rás Dhun nan Gall where he dominated the race. It is great to see him also supporting Ireland’s paracycling squad.… Read more


Ulster Riders on Irish Paracycling Track World Championship Squad

Cycling Ulster are delighted to see Andy Fitzgerald on the Irish Paracycling Squad for the Track World Championships. Brian Nugent and Gerry Beggs from Ulster will also be accompanying the squad. Cycling Ulster would like to wish the whole squad the best of luck in  the Championships. For the full press release see below.

Cycling Ireland today announced the Paracycling Squad selected to travel to the 2012 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships that will take place in Los Angeles from the 9th to the 12th of February.… Read more


Irish Finish With 3 Gold and a Bronze

The fourth and final day of the 2011 UCI Paracycling Road World Championships in Roskilde, Denmark saw a number of good performances including another Top 10 finish from the Irish. Best Irish result of the day came from Female Tandem pairing of Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan when the finished in a great 7th place in today’s Road Race. In fact they were joined in the sprint for the medals by the second Irish pairing of Katie-George Dunlevy and pilot Louise Moriarty who finished just behind in 11th place overall.… Read more


Bronze for Tandem Pairing at Worlds

Irish tandem pairing of Catherine Walsh from Swords and her pilot Fran Meehan Tullamore continued the medal winning performances by the Irish Paracycling squad when they secured a Bronze Medal in the Time Trial at the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships today.

They covered the 30.6 km circuit in a blistering time of 44:04.95 riding exactly to the planned pace and finishing strong right to the end. The missed out on the silver medal by just 5 seconds which was won by the New Zealand tandem with the Canadian pair putting in the ride of the life to take the Gold in 43:24.65.… Read more


Two Gold Medals For Ireland

Irish Paracyclists Colin Lynch and Mark Rohan completed an historic double on day one of the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships in Roskilde Denmark today by both taking the World Championship Crown in their respective categories.
Colin won the C2 Time Trial this morning when covering the 15.2 km distance in a time of 222:35.421 to take the Gold Medal by over 12 seconds from the Italian Fabrizio Macchi with the Spaniard Maurice Far Eckhard in 3rd.

Not to be outdone, Mark followed suit this afternoon and won the H1 Handcycle World Time Trial title in a time of 31:03.50 to take gold by over 13 seconds from Koby Lion from Israel with Wolfgang Schattauer from Austria taking the Bronze.… Read more


Irish Para Squad For Road World Championships

The biggest ever Irish Paracycling Squad left Dublin today to take part in the 2011 UCI Road World Championships which take place in Roskilde in Denmark this week. Current Road Race World Champion in the H1 Handcycling category Athlone man Mark Rohan will be hoping to repeat his great win in Canada last year and maybe even pull of the double by taking both the road race and time trial crowns. Mark has shown that he is certainly capable of doing this as he won both events in the 2011 Road World Cup series.… Read more

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