Ulster Cycling News

World-renowned cycling expert to give talk for local cyclists

If you've been thinking about getting into cycling, now's the time to meet the members of Armagh Down Cycling Club.

On November 22, Armagh Down CC will be holding its annual membership night and it's the perfect opportunity to go along and find out what's on offer.


A warm welcome awaits and you can chat with current members to find out the benefits of cycling with a locally run club, plus hear from one of the country's most eminent cycling experts, Anthony Walsh, founder and director of A1 Coaching.… Read more

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No Shelter at Larne for Round 7 CX Series

A cold northerly wind greeted riders for Round 7 ofthe Ulster Cyclo-cross series.  The wide open park, behind the Caterpillar (NI) factory at Seacourt in Larne, offers very few places for shelter but does offer great views out across the Irish Sea.  After a heavy night of rain and a short, sharp shower of hail stones around 8:45 am the weather remained bright and dry all day, but the wind didn't go away.  Team Madigan were hard at work on Saturday setting up the course and Sunday morning the team was busy sorting out any broken course tape. … Read more

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Round 6 CX Series at Windmill Park

Round 6 of the 2017 Ulster Cyclo-cross series saw a return to Windmill Park in Dungannon. This is the 6th year that host club Island Wheelers has run an event in this forest and it is thanks to the local council for their support in the lead up and on the day.  Weather wise it was very similar to last year with clear blue skies and great autumn sunshine.  A short shower during the day quickly cleared.  Ground conditions were good especially after the heavy rain the night before. … Read more

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Great Turn-out for Round 5 CX Series

Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross Series saw the cycling masses head north west to the second city, Derry/Londonderry.  The city buzzes this time of the year as it embraces the Halloween festival with lots of themed events taking place.  The racing took place in St. Columb's Park which is located on the banks of the Foyle river.  The park, named after the patron saint of Derry, was the estate of the Hill family before being bought as a public park in 1845.  The park covers around 40 acres and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists. … Read more

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Inaugural Killinchy CX Venue a Resounding Success

Delamont Country Park, located just outside the village of Killyleagh alongside the shores of Strangford Lough, is a new venue for the Ulster Cyclo-cross series which took place on Sunday 22nd October.  It was Killinchy Cycling Club's first cyclo-cross race which they organised through the support of the local park wardens and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  The popular County Down park offers a play park, a miniture railway, walks to the megalith (erected in 1999) and great views of the lough.

This was Round 4 of the series and thankfully the storm (Brian) the day before had died down to leave a pleasant autumn day, if a little cool. … Read more


Great Results for Ulster in Inter-Regionals Off Road

1The Inter Regional Mountain Bike Championships, run by British Cycling, brings together the best of young talent from all regions of the UK. The event is made up of teams of Under 14 and Under 16 boys and girls, competing against one another to gain points for their teams. The standard of competition is extremely high, with British and European champions in attendance.

On Friday 22nd September, the Ulster team headed to Essex with Team Coach, Graham Boyd and Team Manager, Lisa Millar. Team Assistant, Gareth Skelly, had already set sail, aboard the Belfast to Liverpool ferry and met everyone else there.… Read more

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Funding Offer and New Jobs to Deliver the NW Greenway Project

buncranaDerry City and Strabane District Council has received a formal letter of offer for €14.85 million from the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme to proceed with the North West greenways project that will lead to the provision of 46.5km of new cross border greenways across the Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council regions. The project has also successfully provided over €2m worth of cross border employment with eight new posts created between both Councils to support the scheme.

The project is being led by Derry City and Strabane District Council with the support of its project partners Donegal County Council, Transport NI and Sustrans.… Read more

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01/10/2017 Ulster 100 Mile TT Championships 2017

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The Ulster 100 mile Time Trial Championships took place on Sunday and despite windy damp weather eleven riders took part with eight finishers. Newry's Niall Clarke took the Senior Gold medal with a superb time of 3:51:45. He was followed in by John Madden of Inspired Cycling in a time of 3:56:19 and he takes the gold medal in the M50 class. Silver and bronze in this category went to Island Wheelers' Noel McLoughlin and Patrick Morning of Four Masters respectively. … Read more


McCann and Mooney in Top Form at Loughgall

aSquare Wheels Cycling Club Moy in County Tyrone had the privilege of closing out the 2017 Ulster road racing season with their Autumn Gold Road Race in Loughgall. There was racing for A3, A4, over 50s and women. A field of almost 180 riders took to the road in warm and sunny conditions demonstrating that September is a great month for racing in Ireland.

The Over 50s and women's race, sponsored by the Old Corn Mill, Killyman, were home first covering a distance of almost 38 miles with 3 laps of the rolling 12.5 mile course.… Read more


Tour of South Derry Now Open For Entry

The Tour of South Derry returns again this year on Sunday 8th October. The annual Carn Wheelers charity run, which has now raised over £65,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, starts from Rossa Park, Magherafelt and has 2 route options, 80km & 60km, catering for all abilities.

Sign on opens on the day at 08:30 with a grande depart at the earlier time this year of 09:30. Entry fee is £15.00 -  all money donated goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support, with the local business sponsors absorbing the majority of the running costs for the event including the prized T-Shirt.

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