Ulster Cycling News

Ulster Grabs Two More All Ireland Titles

4In what can only be described as an exciting finish, Ethan Downey of Clann Eireann claimed the Junior National Champions Title yesterday. A large field of juniors took to the roads around Tobermore for the National Junior Road Race Championships and it was gloves off from the outset.  A small group broke away initially powered by East Tyrone's Harvey Barnes and they opened a significant gap on the main field in the first lap.

Soon they were joined by other big hitters forming an eleven man break which looked as f they were away for the day.… Read more

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Hargan Powers to All Ireland Victory

aSean Hargan of Phoenix CC proved he was no mean tester when he lifted the National Title today in the M60 class. The Masters and Junior All Ireland Championships was promoted by Carn Wheelers this weekend. The South Derry club had planned a tough technical course for the participants and this coupled with high winds and rain made the going tough. However Sean Hargan is made of stern stuff and he put his head down to lift the title. Silver medal went to Cuculainn's Jimmy Flynn while another Ulsterman, Dominic Drumm of Bann Wheelers took Bronze.… Read more

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Billy Smyth (Time Lord) Launches Book Tonight

Phoenix CC stalwart, Billy Smyth has written a book collating  anecdotes from his long cycling career with Phoenix CC.  Is entitled Befor Lycra. Billy is not only an active Phoenix club member but for many years was dubbed the Time Lord because of his long association with the Ulster Veteran's and later the Dave Kane Time Trial Series. The launch of his book of short stories will take place on tonight 8th September in the Malone Suite of the Beechlawn Hotel, Dunmurry from 7pm to 11pm.… Read more

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Autumn Gold Classic Road Race – 17 September 2017

Square Wheels are picking up the baton to keep the road race calendar alive into the Autumn by running the second Autumn Gold Classic on September 17th in Loughgall, County Armagh. There will be three races on offer. The A3 race (50 miles) is limited to seniors and vets only so a good chance for riders to pick up a few points. The A4 race is also 50 miles and the over 50s and women covering 38 miles.

There is a generous prize fund on offer.… Read more


Father’s All Ireland Cycle Challenge

Father's All Ireland Cycle Challenge in Memory of Daughter Anna
A father is undertaking the mammoth challenge of cycling a circuit of Ireland in eight days in tribute to his daughter who passed away almost three years ago from a brain tumour.
Randal McAllister from Kilrea in Co. Derry along with good friends Paul Donnelly & Brian Calvert will cycle 1,200km passing through all 32 counties of Ireland in memory of Randal's daughter Anna, to raise funds for two charities, Cancer Fund for Children and the Children's Cancer Unit Charity.… Read more

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John Lindsay Mem. Torr Head Challenge Open for Entry

Team Madigan will promote the  2017 John Lindsay Memorial Torr Head Challenge on
Sunday 17th September 2017 in aid of N.I. Hospice. You can enter this event now via Entry Central for a discount price.

Last year saw 300 riders enjoy a sunny day on one of the best roads in the world....This very popular Torr Head Challenge, starts at 10.30am from Ballygalley on the Antrim Coast.
This is an approved Cycling Ireland event promoted by one of Ulster's long standing clubs. At a cost of £15 per adult this is really good value when signing-on via Entry Central!… Read more

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Brian Kinning Cyclo Cross Race Friday Night 25th August

This Friday the long awaited Kinning Cyclocross event at Orangefield will be dedicated to the late Brian Kinning who passed away recently. This event will be the opener for the cyclocross season and it is on a very fast course which takes in part of Orangefield outdoor track.

There will be racing for  Under 12 and 14's who will ride the full course along with women in the first race of the evening. Race 2 will be for B race men with gridding determined by order of entry so get your entries in quickly.… Read more

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John Beggs Memorial Opens for Entry on Thursday

BCC LogoBanbridge CC are delighted to announce the 2017 John Beggs Memorial, the penultimate round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series  taking place on Saturday 12th August on Dromore, Co Down.  As part of the 2017 promotion we are also pleased to host a dedicated women’s only race as part of the Cycling Ireland Women’s National Road Series.  A3/Jr & A4 Categories will also have their own dedicated races in support of the National Series events.

For the 2017 edition of the event we are delighted to introduce John MacMahon & Co Chartered Accountants as our primary sponsor.… Read more


Madigan GP Entry Now Open

Madigan Grand Prix Saturday 5th August - Pre Entry Now Open
To Pre-Enter the Madigan Grand Prix whih takes place on Saturday 5th August 2017 please click the link below! Please make sure you give your category and your complete licence number / race number. Note the (A) race and (B) race use Entry Central. Women and Over 50 Vets enter on the day at Sign-On and will be given a race number from the promoter! To enter click this link https://www.entrycentral.com/madigangp

Team Madigan Cycling Club, Carrickfergus will promote the 28th Madigan Cycles Grand Prix at Kilroot near Carrickfergus Co.… Read more


Ulster Road Race Championship 2017 Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Ulster Road Race Championship 2017 will take place on  Sunday 23rd July 2017. The race promoter is  North Donegal Cycling Club.  There will be seven championship races as well as a non championship race for A4's. Entry s online via Entry Central. Further details can be found below.… Read more

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