Ulster Cycling News

Danny Boy Races Open on Monday

The Roe Valley CC Danny Boy Races will be open for entry at 8.00pm on Monday the 27th of February. The races are being held on Sunday the 12th of March, sign on starts at 9.30am at race HQ, in St Mary's GAA club, Feeney, County Derry . Women and Masters may sign on the day.
All competitors must possess an Open licence in order to sign on.… Read more


Sprocket Rocket Instructor Training Day Saturday 1st April 2017

Cycling Ireland will be running a Sprocket Rocket Instructor Training Day on Saturday 1st April 2017 and places are now available. This training day is open to individuals from Clubs / Schools / Community organisations or any other person who wishes to become a Sprocket Rocket coach. No prior coaching experience needed. The cost of the course is £25 / €30.

The Sprocket Rocket programme teaches children aged 5-11 the basic skills required to become a confident and competent cyclist and is ideal for youth members of your club.… Read more

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Full Day of Racing at Phoenix GP

aThe hard-working team at Phoenix CC were kept going from early morning as the club promoted racing for all senior categories at the George Rooney Phoenix GP.

First up were the Masters and the over sixties were given a  two minute handicap back to the over fifties. The pace was hard and the long drag back to the finish took its toll on some riders. Coming to the line there was a full on sprint for the finish which was taken by Brian Hannan of Banbridge CC.… Read more


Annaclone Produces Results for Visiting Teams

6The first of the road racing scene took place today at Annaclone promoted by Banbridge CC. The A race for A1's to A3's was a handicappped affair  with the A3 riders receiving a competitive handicap over their A2 and A1 peers. The course was a rolly 13km and this race covered a total distance of 76 km. In the end it was Mark Dowling of Strata Velo who took the win from Matteo Cigalo of Aqua Blue and Ryan Reilly of AC Bisontine.

Mark Dowling also has the honour of being the first name etched onto the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup.  … Read more


Downey Takes Second Gold in World Cup Events

3010132.main_imageMark Downey, riding for Ireland, took his second Gold medal in a World Cup Event last night. The twenty year old from Dromore, won the medal in the Points race on the track in Cali, Columbia. He won his first Gold medal last year at the UCI Track World Cup in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, again riding in the Points race.

The points race is a bunch race of 120 laps of the velodrome, with sprints every ten laps. The rider with the most points at the finish is deemed the winner.… Read more

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Ulster Masters League 2017

In the event of a tie….count back on best places will be decided.
The 2017 Master’s League Events (subject to update)
These events are not in order and will be sorted asap…..
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National Youth Cyclo Cross Championships Sunday 19th Feb 2017

1aDespite the recent tragedy to hit Orwell Wheelers when club member Tonya McEvoy was tragically killed when on a training spin, the club are proud to host the National Youth Cyclo Cross Championships this Sunday. The webteam at Ulster Cycling News would like to offer its sincere condolences to the club on the death of Tonya McAvoy. We also send our deepest condolences to her family - her parents Pat and Brian, her brothers Brian and Keith and sister Ciara. We remember also her friends and close clubmates, and we are thinking of  those who were with her at the time of the accident.… Read more


Cold Day For West Down’s Sportive

2The West Down Wheelers Coastal Sportive took place yesterday and it was a challenge for hard woman and men. The riders faced snow, biting winds and 65 miles of hills around the beautiful Mourne Mountains with stunning sea views.

However, the hard-working West Down Club made sure that it was all worthwhile as the they tasty homemade hot soup waiting for all the one hundred plus finishers back home in Katesbridge.

The Belgian project & Children’s Heartbeat Trust (Royal Belfast Hospital ) each received £400 of the proceedings and both organisations appreciate these donations very much.… Read more

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Cyclist Gear Up For Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

46Cyclists get ready to descend on Annaclone as Irish racing season gets under way this Saturday. Opening the Irish  road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place this Saturday, 18th February. Two races will be hosted, both of which will start and finish outside the Hawthorne Inn. The main attraction of the day will be the ‘A’ race cateringfor A1, A2 & A3 category riders which starts at 12 noon and will cover  76km.  This will be a handicapped affair with the A3 riders receiving a competitive handicap over their A2 and A1 counterparts. … Read more


Omagh Wheelers Valentines Run and Reliability Trial

image1(10)This Sunday, Omagh Wheelers CC promote their ever-popular Valentine's Run and Reliability. With two different events and four distances (30, 50, 60 & 75) there is something to cater for all cyclists including leisure and racing.

Sign on will begin at 8:45 am in Youth Sport, Cookstown Road, Omagh with events starting at 10:00. Our normal famous hospitality will ensure a large array of refreshments will be provided afterwards.

For everyone who signs on they will be entered into a prize draw for some prizes, including a Valentine's Hamper full of Treats; a Voucher for Hair & Makeup by the excellent "Del Loughran Hairdressing & Makeup" and a presentation case of Brandy!… Read more

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