Ulster Cycling News

Weekend Events Updated

Tir Chonaill Gap MTB Leisure Event - Saturday 12th July
Tir Chonaill Gap Cycling Club, is pleased to announce that on 12th July we will be holding a mountain bike event (The Rescheduled Mad March Hare)

With some of our members working tirelessly on adding to and improving the course it is sure to be an unreal event!..... The start of the event once again will create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. They will then follow a van up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top. But there’s no time to relax as they start the first bit of the descent.

For the next two miles the riders will have to cross narrow wooden bridges, boardwalk, muddy holes if they can find them, even bigger muddy holes without looking for them, more boardwalk and a final descent guaranteed to put a grin on anyone’s face, if they can hang on.

Participants can either do one or two laps, finishing down the steps at the Garda station. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Entry is open to everyone over the age of 14 years with their own bike. If you don’t want to participate come and watch, or maybe help out with marshaling.

Registration is at 10am and starts 11am

Registration Fee is: €10 for Cycling Ireland Members (€15 for Non-CI Members)

So get the Bike out and join us for what is guaranteed to be a an epic adventure!!l!!!

For more information contact: Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Check the Route Map Here:

Errigal Youth League Round 3 - Sunday 13th July

This is the last race in the Errigal Youth League, and with only a few points separating the top 5 riders in each if the age categories its all set up for an exciting finale!!!

Details as follows...

Sign On: McClafferty's Pub in Churchill Village (Main Street), 10am - 10.45am

First Race Off will be the U12's (2 Laps) at 11am followed by U14's (4 laps) then U16's (6 laps)

Cycling Ireland Licence must be shown at sign on and Cycling Ireland Numbers to be used.

There is a mandatory Gear Check for all bikes between 10am - 10.45am.

Entry Fee €10 or £8

We would appreciate it if as many club members and parents as possible come along to support the kids and help us out on the day.

Parents are kindly requested not to follow the race, there will be broom wagon and a neutral service car on the day into which you can put spare wheels. Any wheels provided should be labelled.

Presentation of prizes including overall winners jerseys for U12's 14's & 16's and perpetual trophies will take place afterwards in Larkins of Newmill's; kind sponsors of this years inaugural league.

Ernie Magwood Super Six Series - Sunday 13th July
The Ernie Magwood Super Six TT Series continues on Sunday the 13th July with a ten mile time trial on the Woodgreen course. Sign-on from 9.00am with first rider off at 10.00am. The usual rules re parking at Woodgreen apply an a ll riders must have a working rear red light.

Tour of Monaghan Sunday 13th July
Sign on from 8:00 am at Emyvale community centre leaving at 9:00am

Shimna Challenge Sportive Sunday 13th July
Join us for the inaugural Shimna Challenge (Sportive with a twist!) on 13th July 2014. This is a 50 mile cycle through the heart of the Mournes; it is suitable for everyone from leisure cyclist to club racers. Sign on is at Bryansford GAC, Castlewellan Road, Newcastle from 9am; with wheels down at 10am.

£10 entry fee
online entry (entry central) or pay on the day
carparking (Bryansford GAC)
motorcycle support / outriders
broom wagon / mechanical support (Tommy – Mourne Cycles)
breath taking scenery
great craic with “bike” minded individuals
water / banana / Jaffa cake stop at mid way point
tasty food stop at the end
shower / changing facilities
free spot prize draw for all entrants

Enter now online via entrycentral 

Lady of the Lake Charity Cycle - Sunday 13th July

Strule Wheelers Lady of the Lake Charity Cycle takes place on Sunday 13th July. The cycle consists of 3 routes 20 mile, 30 and 60 mile all routes leaving irvinestown Main Street there will be refreshment stops for the 3 routes and also refreshments after the cycle in Mahon's hotel.

£10.00 Entry Fee which All proceeds will go towards Marie curie foundation. Registration  taking place at Irvinestown Main Street 9.00 am to 10 am and the  cycle will begin at 10.30. Everyone welcome all routes and info can be seen and down loaded on the Strule Wheelers facebook page.



Marian Lamb

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