Ulster Cycling News

Aiken and Garrett Take Wins at Annaclone

aUlster's road racing season got off to a fine start today with Banbridge CC's promotion of the Travers Engineering Annaclone GP. The race which took place over an eight mile rolling circuit is tougher than it seems and after a few laps the rises can take their toll. There was also extremely cold conditions and a biting wind.

The full field for the combined A1-A3 race included some big hitters such as Roger Aiken of Wheelworx-Asea, Daniel Stewart of An Post Chain Reaction and Craig Rea of Phoenix CC.… Read more


Up Coming Leisure Cycles

There are two worthwhile charity cycles coming up in early March. These are Newry Wheeler's Cycle for Autism on 6th March and North West CC's Cycle for Young Parkinsons on the 12th March. Full details below.

Newry Wheelers Cycle for Autism Sunday 6th March
On Sunday 6th March Newry wheelers will host the 5th  Newry Wheelers  Sportive with the cycle for Autism with all profits from event to go to Autism families
Pre-entry is a donation of £12 but you can enter on the day for a donation of £15.… Read more

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Spires GP Goes Live for Entry Thursday 18th

Spires GP will go live tonight the 18th of Feb at 8,00 pm on Entry Central. This popular event takes place around Ballyronan in Co Derry. The races will be held on Saturday 5th March and will feature a combined race for A1/A2/A3 as well a separate race for A4's. Sign-on will be from 10.00am at Ballyronan Marina. These races will fill up very quickly so be ready to go online ths evening (Thursday 18th) to enter this event. Go to Entry Central to enter.

Please note sign on will close at 11:00am sharp after which time pre-registered riders who have not signed on risk losing their place to a reserve list rider.… Read more


Host Club Needed for the 2016 National Championships

chCycling Ireland has announced that the National Road and TT Championships due to be held in Clonmel from 23-26th June this year will now not go ahead at this location. Clonmel have had to pull out from the promotion of the Championships due to a funding issue.

Cycling Ireland has now opened the opportunity to host the Championship to all provinces and would be interested in hearing from any club that would consider taking on this prestigious event.

Omagh Wheelers hosted the event very professionally in 2015.

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Lakeland Reliability Sunday 21st February

lkOn Sunday 21st Feb 2016 Lakeland CC will promote their reliability trial which will be leaving from Bawnacre in Irvinestown. Sign-on is from 9:00am with the run due to leave at 10:00 am.The distance for the run is 90km.The entry fee is £10 for CI members and £15 Non-CI members

The touring group can go across Bridge at Rosscor and down Lough Shore Rd. RT group go to Belleek, Right for Garrison, up past Windmills (nice new tar) and descend to Lough Shore rd at Blaney.… Read more

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Tour of the North Opens Tonight – Download forms

tonThe prestigious Tour of the North will be based in the Ards and North down area for 2016. The four day International will take place over the Easter weekend (25th - 28th March) and competitors will race five stages  over 260 miles. The event will include a circuit race, time trial and three road races. The Race Headquarters will be in the recently reopened Portaferry Hotel.

This event always attacts competitors from Britain and Europe as well as from around Ireland. Limited to one hundred riders the race places will fill very quickly.… Read more

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John Haldane Opens for Entry on Tuesday 16th

Newry Wheelers will promote the John Haldane Memorial race on Sunday 28th February. Pre-entry will open on Entry Central on Tuesday 16th February at 7.00pm. There will be four races on the day catering for all Senior and Junior categories. All races start at 10.00pm sharp. Sign on from 8.30am at Newry Sports Centre.… Read more


Great Turn-out at West Down Wheelers Charity Cycle

aNews of the famous West Down Wheelers hospitality has obviously spread as over three hundred riders turned out today for the Wheelers Charity Cycles, The Tour of Down. The main event took in many of the hills around Rostrevor, Hilltown, Castlewellan and Katesbridge but this did not put anyone off tackling the event. There was also a shorter, easier route through Bryansford.

As usual West Down Wheelers did not stint on ensuring the safety aspects of the event and had plenty of backup for those with mishaps.… Read more

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Off Road Spring Series Kicks off Sunday 28th February

xmThe XMTB McConvey Cycles Spring Series returns to Ormeau Park on Sunday 28th February, to open the cross country racing season. The Spring Series is suitable for both children and adults and the club welcomes new riders wishing to try cross country racing, to the event.

Racing starts from 10.30am for the children and from 1.00pm for the Adults. Toilets, Showers and Changing Rooms available in the Ozone Complex. Each rider will be entered into a price draw. One ticket will be allocated per round entered. Read more

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Tour Of Ards 2016 Now Open for Entry

32This year's Tour Of Ards will take place on Saturday 12th March. The route is the same as last year, starting down the Portaferry Road before taking Mountstewart Road over to Ballywalter, and taking in two laps of a circuit Kircubbin – Portaferry – Portavogie in an anti-clockwise direction. Then the classic run up the Strangford Lough coast road to finish outside Londonderry Park. Total distance is just over 100km. The full route, including timings can be downloaded here – 2016 Tour of Ards route

This year Ards CC is accepting applications for entry via EntryCentral.com  – applications are open until Sunday 21st February. … Read more

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