Ulster Cycling News

Call Eireann Youth Crit 29th June

1Clann Eireann will be promoting a series of crits for young riders on Friday 29th June. There will be racing for U10's, U12's U14's and16's and both boys and girls will be catered for. There will also be a novice race for beginners.

The event will take place in Lurgan Park with sign-on from 6.00pm to 6.30pm.

Parking for cars will be at Waves Swimming pool car park.


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Newry Wheelers Defend their TTT Title in Style

4The Newry Wheelers squad of Des Woods, Sean Featherstone, Colm Quinn and Aidan Bingham descended on Ballymena tonight with coach Barry Monaghan in tow to defend their Ulster Team Time Trial Champions title from all comers. Racing past the finishing post with a time of 48:04 for the 25 mile distance they were a good twenty seconds faster than nearest rivals the Powerhouse team. However the Powerhouse squad were all juniors and the three finishers were Cathir Doyle, Xeno Young and Breandan Flanagan. Unfortunately fourth man Adam Ward suffered a mechanical right at the start with his brakes jamming on.… Read more


Fun Crit Series For Youth Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night sees the start of a Fun Crit trio series for youth riders. Phoenix CC, North Down CC and  Apollo CT have come together to organise three crits for Youth riders in safe off road venues.

Tomorrow night sees North Down host the first in the series at Kirkistown race course. Phoenix CC take up the reins on Tuesday 19th June and the venue will be Nutts Corner race circuit. the final event in the series will be promoted by Apollo CT at Bishopscourt race track on Tuesday 26th June.… Read more

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20:20 Cycle United Against Dementia

Following the success of the 20:20 Cycle in 2016 Alzheimer's Society has again teamed up with Omagh Wheelers CC to launch Dementia Awareness Week in Northern Ireland.  With a range of cycling options this promises to be a challenging and enjoyable day, with beautiful views of Tyrone and the famous OWCC hospitality.

This event takes place as follows:

Date - Sunday 13th May 2018

Where - Youth Sport Omagh

Time - 9.30am start

This event is suitable for all with a selection of route options for the leisure cyclist to the club racer as well as a track cycle to suit families and the budding cyclist.… Read more

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Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Saturday 14th April 2018

The “Spring Sportive” will take place on Saturday April 14th this year and once again the World famous Magee of Donegal will be the title sponsor of the event. This event was the Winner of Cycling Ulster Sportive of the year 2017

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, our Sportive offers stunning scenery, challenging routes, good organisation and great hospitality.… Read more

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Potts Takes McCann Cup for Second Weekend Victory

The 16th edition of the McCann Cup took place in dry, but bitterly cold conditions at Fintona on Sunday 18th March. A record number of entries from across the north and south travelled to Fintona for the popular race sponsored by Ballmore Services. A full suite of races was on offer including Womens, Masters, A4, A3 and the main A1/A2 race.

In the A1/A2 race, a full field took to the start line with the A2 riders getting a handicap advantage of 3mins. However, the A1s behind quickly got to business and 7 riders broke away from the 40 rider pack and bridged the 3min gap after only 25miles of racing.… Read more


Results of St Patrick’s Day Races in Donegal and Ballymacash

While St Patrick may not have turned over the sunny side of the stone, the bitterly cold weather did not deter riders turning out for the two races held in Burt Donegal and Ballymacash in Lurgan.

In Donegal North Pole CC promoted a series of races covering the junior and senior categories. Mark Potts of Neon Velo romped home as winner of the main race while Claire O Neill of Armagh City Cyclists took the women's prize.

Meanwhile in Lurgan Clann Eireann CC were promoting the Derrymacash GP, a handicapped race for A3 and A4 riders.… Read more


Bingham Wins Haldane Race in Newry

Newry Wheelers put on a fine display on and off the bikes today with 2 wins several top tens and top organisation. The Wheelers promoted 4 races on the day and all went well.

In the John Haldane Memorial the local club took the race by the reins early and loaded the break with 4 riders which included McKinley, O Neill, Bingham and Featherstone and along with Banbridge duo McKee and Buller with Chris Richardson they drove the break on. The chase of Watson, Potts, McCann couldn’t jump across to the final 4 and it was these 4 that battled up the tough Grinan hill finish.… Read more


Phoenix GP Cancelled

The Phoenix GP which was due to take place on Sunday has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. See statement from the club

Phoenix GP 2018 is cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but we must consider the health and safety of all the riders who entered. The race committee would like to thank all the volunteers who had agreed to give up their time to run our event.… Read more


Annaclone GP Cancelled due to Adverse Weather

Due to the heavy fall of snow overnight last night (Wednesday), and continued forecasted snow and freezing temperatures the racing committee of Banbridge CC have agreed to cancel this year’s Travers Engineering Annaclone GP on grounds of safety for all involved with the event. The event was due to take place on Saturday, 3rd March.We are working closely with Cycling Ireland office staff to arrange a FULL refund to all those who have registered for the event. This is likely to run into next week with the Cycling Ireland offices closed both today (Thursday) and tomorrow due to the weather conditions.As a club we are of course disappointed to be forced to make the decision to cancel, however with continued extreme weather conditions forecast it is with confidence we can assume the roads will be in no condition for racing on Saturday, and we take this opportunity to advise and consult with all those involved sooner rather than later.… Read more

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