Ulster Cycling News

Watson Shows Form in Kinning Cycles Hill Climb

aLindsay Watson (Plushmtb) showed great form, ahead of this weekend's Beaumont Cup by taking the Kinning Cycles Hill climb. He was 10 seconds clear of runner up Glenn Kinning. Craig Rea (Phoenix CC) was just another 1 second back in 3rd place. Watson will take part in the prestigious Beaumont Cup as part of a strong Ulster Team. Other notable rides came from top Ulster MTB rider Graham Boyd (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) and Rónán Kernan (Castlereagh CC).

First junior on the night was Matthew Armstrong (Dromara CC) while first Under 16 was Jake Rushby (North Down CC) and first Under 14 was Dean Harvey (XMTB McConvey Cycles).… Read more

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Feast of Crits and TT’s During the Week

From hard paced, technically skillful criteriums to man against the clock, those who enjoy this sort of racing have a glut of it this week. There are three crits on with Old Bleach promoting the Antrim crit on Tuesday, Ards CC running Town Centre races on Wednesday and the Bann Wheelers promotion of the Coleraine crit on Thursday. Please Note : Phoenix CC's  Crit in the Part on Friday night is cancelled. For the testers the TVR TT Series continues on Wednesday evening while the Ernie Magwood Series takes place on Thursday and on Sunday Ballymoney run their Father's Day 25 mile TT. … Read more


Kinnings Hill Climb, Crit in the Park and Lurgan Criterium Open for Entry

There are three events now open for pre-entry. These are the Kinning Cycles Crighton’s Green Hill Climb, Phoenix CC's Crit in the Park  and the Clann Eireann promoted Lurgan Crit. Details of these events and how to enter are listed below.

Creighton’s Green Hill Climb 16/06/2016
Kinning Cycles will host an open hill climb as part of their Interclub league on Thursday 16th June. The event will take place at Creightons Green, Hollywood. The climb is not to severe so it will suit a lot of newcomers and Kinning Cycles issue a warm welcome to first timers.… Read more


More Pre-Entry Events – Newry Crit, Derry Crit, Red Hand, Hill Climb

There are lots of events now open for pre-entry. A few are listed below. Don't miss out:
Newry Crit Open For Pre-entry

On Wednesday 3rd June the hard-working Newry Wheelers cycling club will host the Newry City Crit and pre-entry is now open on Entry Central. Pre entry for the race is set at £10.00 but if there are places available on the night the entry fee will be £13. Newry Wheelers will also host Youth racing on the night and Youth races will be from £4.00 with entry on the night.… Read more


Entries Open For Ulster 10 TT, 25TT and RR Championships

Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.

A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more


2016 Ulster Championships Now Open for Application

While it might seem very early the Executive of Cycling Ulster would like to hear from any clubs interested in promoting any of our Ulster Championships in 2016. We have a meeting in June and would like to be able to approve the events at that meeting in order to include them in 2016 calendar when it opens in September. This will allow the calendar co-ordinator to close off certain dates and allow club promoters to see when the Championships are on to avoid clashes.

With the growth of cycling and the increase in the number of clubs it is foreseen that 2016 will have  a very full calendar of events and clashes will be inevitable.… Read more


Information Cycling Ulster Championship and Promoters Required

With the road racing season due to start in six weeks Cycling Ulster are calling on clubs to consider promoting one or more of the remaining Ulster Championships. Our championship events are always eagerly looked forward to by riders across disciplines, ages and genders.  Currently there are a few of our major champsionships not in the calendar. These include the Ulster RR, the Ulster Youth Championships, the Hill Climb and the Criterium.

To date the the following clubs have stepped up to the mark to promote some of our hotly contested time trials.… Read more


Great Night’s Craic at Ulster Awards Evening

groupAlmost 160 people showed up for the Ulster Awards evening which was held in the White River Hotel in Toome on Saturday night. If the National CX Championships were not taking place the following day this number would have been much greater as we received many apologies.

It is very heart-warming for both the Cycling Ulster Executive and for the promoters of our championships to see how people value these championships and are proud to receive an Ulster medal. It is especially good that so many of our young riders came along to receive their awards.… Read more


Very close finish at Ulster Hill Climb Championships

Tuesday 24 June 2014 saw Ards CC host the Ulster Hill Climb Championships on the classic Scrabo course. The event started near the Comber Road junction with riders then charging up Scrabo hill, past the golf club entrance and up towards the tower itself. There was a very close battle for the Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB) took victory by just 2 seconds from former winner Glenn Kinning (Kinning Cycles) with Daniel Stewart (East Antrim CC) a further 4 seconds back. … Read more