Ulster Cycling News
19Aug/160

Leisure Events 20th and 21st August

This weekend sees a number of important leisure events being promoted. On Saturday Ballymena CRC will promote the Billy Kerr Sportive while on Sunday Foyle CC offer riders the challenge of the Inishowen 100. Killinchy have three events running while in Cavan there is an event for the tough. Details of all events can be found below.

Saturday 20th August 2016 Billy Kerr Sportive
This event is promoted in memory of the legendary Billy Kerr BRC road racer on Sat 20 August 2016. There will be three routes on offer.… Read more

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19Aug/160

Round 6 Ernie Magwood Super 6 TT This Saturday

Round 6 of the 2016 Hayes Fuels Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Woodgreen on Saturday 20th August.
Sign on is from 09:00 first rider off at 10:00am Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a rear light. (Front light also advisable)
Riders will be issued with a TT rules guideline which will be emailed out with pre entry. Pay particular attention to this. Riders riding in an illegal manner will be excluded for the rest of the season.… Read more

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13Aug/160

Hennebry Pips Dowling In John Beggs

aAs if winning the National Criterium last night in Banbridge wasn't enough for Mark Dowling of Asea Wheelworx, he was back today for another Banbridge CC promoted event namely the John Beggs Memorial Race. From the outset it was obvious that he wasn't out to stretch his legs after last night's efforts. He eventually got away in a break and coming to the line there was a two up sprint between himself and Conor Hennebry of AquaBlue. In the end Hennebry had the kick to take the win with Dowling having to be content with second position.… Read more

12Aug/160

Dowling Retains National Crit Title

aaTonight was the start of a busy week for Banbridge CC as they promoted the prestigious All Ireland Criterium Championships. Tomorrow they will also promote the popular and very tough John Beggs Memorial Road Races.

The National Criterium saw a top class field race around the short circuit in Banbridge. The event was closely fought with Philip Lavery of Baguet-M.I.B.A.-Indulek-Derito Cycling Team) showing his return to form. However, Mark Dowling of Asea Wheelworx was determined to hold on to the title he won in 2015 in Clairemorris.… Read more

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3Aug/160

John Beggs Open for Pre-Entry

Pre-entry to the 2016 John Beggs Memorial promoted by Banbridge CC on Saturday 13th August is now open for entry. Two races will be promoted in Dromore, Co. Down, as part of the event. The main race for the day catering for A+, A1, A2 & A3 category riders is the penultimate round of the National Road Series and is expected to attract a very competitive field, but with a generous prize fund for unplaced category riders there will always be something for everyone to
race for.… Read more

1Aug/160

Irish Crit Championships to be Televised

Banbridge CC is delighted to announce that the 2016 Irish Criterium Championships, held in Banbridge on Friday 12th August, will be broadcast on television channel TG4.  The event will be covered over a 30 minute TV slot and will include rider interviews and plenty of fast paced action from the Championship race.

Due to the assistance of partner Velo Moto TV, who were the production company behind the fantastic television coverage of the Irish Road Race Championships which were also recently broadcast on TG4, it is a real step forward for Irish cycling to have the sport regularly broadcast to television sets across the country.… Read more

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1Aug/160

31/07/2016 Ulster 10m TT Championships Eglinton

Christie Tops the Chart at Ulster 10m TT Championships
Marcus Christie, who broke his own 50-mile TT Irish record last Wednesday night, continued his winning form by setting a course record of 18:34 at the 10-mile TT in Eglinton, County Derry, today. The event, which was hosted by Foyle Cycling Club, saw an impressive field of 70 riders compete across all disciplines. With a strong southerly wind aiding riders on the return journey to the finish, Christie mastered the circuit and had almost two minutes to spare on Chris Hutchinson of Team Madigan in second place with 20:32, and Christian Nachtigall from Belfast club Phoenix, completing the Senior Men's medal list.… Read more

31Jul/160

Kinning Cycles Cross League Is a Go

Kinning Cycles CC are all set for the upcoming cyclocross season 2016/17 following on from the huge success of last year's first cross race at Orangefield park. The drop in the daylight into the evening added to the electric atmosphere. This year we will return to Orangefield Park for the season opener of the Kinning Cross League which will be floodlit. It will be the first round in Ulster, but not part of the Ulster cross series. Instead Kinning Cycles will hold their own league with a twist on the General classification, which will be based on time from all 4 rounds.… Read more

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28Jul/160

Ulster 10 m TT Championships This Sunday

Marcus Christie, who smashed his Irish National 50 mile TT record (subject to ratification) onWednesday night, will compete in the Ulster 10m Time Trial Championship which is being hosted by Foyle Cycling Club on Sunday. Upwards of 100 top amateur cyclists will descend on the County Derry village of Eglinton to participate in the Championship. The first rider is scheduled to start at 11.30am.

After successfully hosting their Grand Prix on 17 July in Killea, where almost 175 riders took part across all disciplines, Foyle Cycling Club now host the  2016 Ulster 10 Mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday 31 July, in Eglinton, County Derry.… Read more

28Jul/160

Causeway Cycle Challenge this Sunday

The Causeway Cycle Challenge will take place this Sunday 31st July 2016 promoted by Bann Wheelers.  Sign-on will be available at Coleraine Rugby Club from 8:30 with a mass ride out at 10:00am. This event is now open for pre-entry on Entry Central.There are two routes available, 40 miles and 65 miles with support and refreshments.  The 65 mile route takes in the spectacular Dark Hedges.

The minimum donation will be £10 with proceeds going to local selected charities. Additional £2 leisure event insurance fee to be paid on the day if no Cycling Ireland licence held.… Read more

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