Ulster Cycling News

St Patrick’s Weekend Produces Loads of Winners


Angus Fyffe Triumphs at Wallace Caldwell
The Wallace Caldwell promoted by Ballymena is one of those one day classics that all riders want to win. With a hard course and aggressive riding it is always an exciting event. Omagh Wheelers rider, Angus Fyffe was the victor this year followed in by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles. Newry's Jude Sands continued his strong start to the season by filling the final podium position.

With the support of the PSNI the race passes through a number of small towns in County Antrim.… Read more


Iveagh Spring Classic Details

Velo Club Iveagh will be hosting their now annual ''Iveagh Spring Classic'' charity cycle sportive on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The event is open to everyone. Test your legs on this demanding 44 mile Belgian inspired classic, over hills including Rathfriland Hill, Boiling Well, and Windy Gap amongst others. The route will take in some of the most spectacular scenery the district of Iveagh has to offer.
Entry: £12 via Entry Central and £15 on the day for Cycling Ireland licence holders.
An additional £2 is required on the day for non-Cycling Ireland licences holders for a day licence.… Read more

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St Patrck’s Day Race Details

NPCCOn Friday North Pole CC will promote their annual St Patrck's Day Race. Starting at St.Mary’s Hall Burt the race will proceed in the direction of Letterkenny for 17km.

This is a wide, well surfaced road with a generous hard shoulder and no dangerous junctions. Care should be taken at Callaghan’s Filling Station (1km) and at Kernan’s Filling Station (6km) which have a number of entrances onto the main road.

There are drags for this portion of the race and there may be attacks before Manorcunningham but the race should hold together.… Read more


2017 BMX Ulster Race Team

bmx UlsterBMX Ulster would like to inform all Ulster BMX Clubs, of the plan to create a BMX Ulster race Team for 2017 (subject to available budgets from Cycling Ulster).

The Team selection criteria is still being finalised, but rider selection will be based on results from the following 2017 Irish National Series race meetings:… Read more


Couch to 90km ‘C290K” with Kings Moss CC

kmCouch to 90km 'C290K" with Kings Moss Cycling Club this spring!
Following a very successful 2016, when the club's membership soared, Kings Moss Cycling Club "Sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles" are pleased to offer an introduction to cycling scheme. A scheme based on the concept that has taken the running scene by storm.

It is an exciting opportunity, which is aimed at encouraging new and returning cyclist of all ages and abilities. To the Ladies, Gentlemen and young riders aged 14 plus of the local community starting on Saturday 25th March 12 new riders will embark upon an eight-week structured program which will offer self-development, improved health and well-being and more importantly fun and friendships.… Read more


Powerhouse Take Top Four Spots in Danny Boy Race

The Powerhouse Juniors of Liam Wilson, PJ Doogan, Adam Ward and Brendan Flanagan swept the boards at the A3 Danny Boy Race at Feeny yesterday. The sixty mile course had plenty of short sharp rises with a couple of long drags to test the legs. The Powerhouse were in action all day and were determined not to let anyone get away.

By the second lap a group had gone clear with 20 seconds on the chasers. Flanagan chased to bridge the gap and when his team-mates joined him in the next lap the quartet forged ahead gaining two minutes on the bunch.… Read more


McCauley and Lyons Triumph at Ballyronan

2Spires CC promoted their annual Spires GP on Saturday in fine and relatively warm weather. The rolly course tested the riders. The A4's remained mostly intact although there were attacks with Maryland Wheelers riders to the fore in this regard.

In the end the win was taken by Gary Lyons (Armagh CC). His club mate Neil Rafferty was second while Apollo's Fergal Magee made up the final podium place. This s a great result for Armagh City Cyclists. This is a relatively new club and they have been going from strength to strength producing some excellent riders.… Read more


Jack Watson Honoured with UEC Merit Award

At the Union European Cycling (UEC) Congress held in Brussels (Belgium) on Sunday which was attended by all the 50 European National Federations, Cycling Ireland’s Honorary Secretary Jack Watson was awarded one of the five UEC Merit awards which were presented at the Congress for his contribution to cycling in Ireland and Europe.

Jack was born into a cycling family as his father was a well-respected cycling administrator for over 50 years. Jack competed in races from 1954 until 1968. Some three years of this period was spent racing in England for Coalville Wheelers in Leicestershire.

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Photo-finish Operators Training Course

Cycling Ireland will be running a photo-finish operators training course on the weekend of the Stamullen GP 8th & 9th April.

On Saturday 8th April in the City North Hotel off the M1 Balbriggan we will run a course which will focus on setting up the equipment and understanding the software, as well as training in the basics of photography and adapting the camera to various conditions.

On Sunday 9th of April there will be a practical application and use of the camera at the Stamullen GP in Stamullen village where we will help with providing photo-finish and results in conjunction with the main operator on the day.… Read more

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Carn Wheelers Classic Sunday 19th March

Carn Wheelers Classic Road Race. Sunday March 19th 2017 at 1pm. Sign on opens at 11.00am in Maghera Leisure Centre on the Coleraine Road, sign on will close at 12.30pm. Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.

The A1/2, A3 & A4 races require online entry but the Masters (over 50s) & Women's race can be entered on the day (race fee £15.00).… Read more

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