Ulster Cycling News

O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Doochary Charity Cycle 2017 for Pieta House

This year’s O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Doochary Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday 22nd April and will be in aid of Pieta House Northwest. In 2015 there were 27 suicides in Donegal up from 16 in 2014.

Mental illness and suicide know no boundaries and disregard age, class, gender and creed. Pieta House provides free, professional, therapeutic services for people who have attempted or are considering attempting suicide or engaging in self harm.

Pieta House Services are due to open in the North West next month and the committee of “Go4Pieta” has been fundraising extensively over the last couple of years to secure Pieta House Services here.… Read more

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Natural Gas Fuels Phoenix Charity Cycle Sportive

Phoenix Cycle Club and Phoenix Natural Gas today announced the launch of the Phoenix Charity Sportive to raise vital funds for the Energy for Children charity, which aims to help disadvantaged children across Northern Ireland.

Now in its third year, the Phoenix Charity Sportive, fuelled by Phoenix Natural Gas, will take place on Sunday 7th May and feature an exciting new route, departing from Lisburn and taking in towns in County Down where the natural gas company is currently expanding its network to bring fuel choice to an additional 28,000 properties.… Read more

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Big Turnout for Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive 2017

Nearly 450 cyclists turned out for the 5th edition of the Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive. This event is quickly becoming one of the largest club organised Sportives on the Irish cycling calendar and a ‘must do event’ for all leisure cyclists and racers alike! A massive achievement for the modest sized club with just over 70 members!

For once the weather forecasters got it right and conditions were perfect for an epic day of cycling in the beautiful surrounds of South Donegal. With temperatures of 16 degrees and hardly a cloud in the sky the superb weather really helped to highlight the fantastic scenery of offer.… Read more

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Fyffe was the Man on Form At East Tyrone GP

afAngus Fyffe of Omagh Wheelers continued his string of fine performance this year by taking the East Tyrone GP in style. Fyffe who has ridden with pro-continental outfit the An Post Sean Kelly team stamped his mark on the race early on. The tough six lap race for was run off in glorious sunshine.  Darnel Moore of Caldwell Cycles took second place with Alan Bingham of Cuchullain CC in third.  East Tyrone Junior, Harvey Barnes, was given special permission to ride this A event and he showed what he was made of by taking fourth place.… Read more


Northwest Classic 2017

Sunday 2nd April saw the inaugural Northwest Classic hosted by Co. Derry’s  Northwest Cycling club. 140 A3 and A4 racers of the took to the rolling circuit in near perfect weather conditions.

The A race saw the 60 A3's set off to cover 4 laps and 48miles. The lumpy circuit made for exciting racing with small breaks forming throughout the race. At one point a 5 man breakaway group had 30 seconds on the peloton with Causeway’s Ryan Jamieson ever present at the sharp end.… Read more


Killinchy GP Well Run Event

A2Killinchy CC ran their inaugural race on Saturday and t was an excellent event. The club put on a great spread at sign-on which was very much appreciated by the officials and riders as sign-on started at 8.15.

The cub promoted three races on the day providing opportunities for all categories to gain points. The A4 riders had to complete four laps of a ten mile lumpy course with a tough uphill finish. In this event it was Josh Daly of VC Iveagh who took the win and it is good to see Josh back competing.… Read more


Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Sat April 8th

3 New Routes for 2017 Along “The Wild Atlantic Way"

 The “Spring Sportive” promoted by Donegal Bay Cycling Club, will take place on Saturday April 8th this year and once again the World famous Magee of Donegal will be the title sponsor of the event.

The “Spring Sportive” was first run in 2013 and proved very popular attracting 200 participants. With the option of three routes, there is something for everyone. Taking in the scenic roads of South West Donegal, the Sportive offers stunning scenery, challenging routes, good organisation and great hospitality.… Read more

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Lucan’s McDunphy Takes Tour of Ards

7The Wirefox Tour of Ards 2017 saw many of the top names in Irish cycling take to the roads around the Ards Peninsula to cover the 140 km course. The race took the riders through many of the small towns and villages on both sides of this coastal route. This classic event would not have been possible without the support of the PSNI who provided a control vehicle and motorbike outriders.

As is the norm with this event the pace was high from the gun and the riders were to average almost 28mph over the distance.… Read more


Eamon’s Get Together

 Remembering a friend who made a difference

On the 13th June 2016 many people were impacted by the sudden passing of Eamon McClean from a heart attack aged just 50. As well as being a wonderful father, husband, brother and son, Eamon was a friend to many. He was a Director of Speedwell Trust, based in Parkanaur Dungannon. It is ironic that Eamon died at work, doing what he loved most, bringing school children from both communities together through shared educational programmes.

Eamon loved sports and was involved in many clubs with his children including Omagh St Enda’s GAA Club , Omagh Academicals RFC and  Strule Dolphins Swimming Club. … Read more

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Northwest Classic Pre-Entry Closes Wed 29th March

Pre-entry closes on Wednesday 29th March for the inaugural Northwest Classic open races for A3 and A4 riders. A limited number of places are still available in both races so sign up to ensure your place. There's a £540 prize fund, with cash prizes for top 5 in each race and for the first lady in each race.
Entry via entrycentral

Racing starts at 1.00pm with refreshments for all riders and their fans after at race HQ in Gortnahey just outside Dungiven,

Full details and downloads HERE.… Read more

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