Ulster Cycling News

Gary McKeegan Announced as Manager for Youth Commonwealth Games

After a interview process which took place on Friday the Interview Panel are pleased to announce that Gary McKeegan of Team Madigan has been selected as the coach/manager for the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games. The Games take place between 17 – 23rd July 2017 in the Bahamas.

The Youth Commonwealth Games is a fantastic opportunity for young riders to gain the experience that a multi-sport event provides.
The first task for the new manager will be the drawing up of the selection criteria for the Games which will affect riders in the Junior classification.… Read more

Ulster’s Road Commission Announce Plans for 2017

The Cycling Ulster Road Commission is pleased to announce their provisional programme of competitive events for their male teams in the senior, under 23 and junior categories for the 2017 season.

The highlight of the planned programme will see an Ulster team compete in An Post Rás which takes place from 21st to the 28th May. With five of the eight stages of this year’s Irish national tour taking place on Ulster roads, primarily in the county of Donegal, it is fitting that an Ulster team returns to take part in the race for the first time in over a decade.… Read more


Danny Boy Races Open on Monday

The Roe Valley CC Danny Boy Races will be open for entry at 8.00pm on Monday the 27th of February. The races are being held on Sunday the 12th of March, sign on starts at 9.30am at race HQ, in St Mary's GAA club, Feeney, County Derry . Women and Masters may sign on the day.
All competitors must possess an Open licence in order to sign on.… Read more


Full Day of Racing at Phoenix GP

aThe hard-working team at Phoenix CC were kept going from early morning as the club promoted racing for all senior categories at the George Rooney Phoenix GP.

First up were the Masters and the over sixties were given a  two minute handicap back to the over fifties. The pace was hard and the long drag back to the finish took its toll on some riders. Coming to the line there was a full on sprint for the finish which was taken by Brian Hannan of Banbridge CC.… Read more


Annaclone Produces Results for Visiting Teams

6The first of the road racing scene took place today at Annaclone promoted by Banbridge CC. The A race for A1's to A3's was a handicappped affair  with the A3 riders receiving a competitive handicap over their A2 and A1 peers. The course was a rolly 13km and this race covered a total distance of 76 km. In the end it was Mark Dowling of Strata Velo who took the win from Matteo Cigalo of Aqua Blue and Ryan Reilly of AC Bisontine.

Mark Dowling also has the honour of being the first name etched onto the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup.  … Read more


Ulster Masters League 2017

In the event of a tie….count back on best places will be decided.
The 2017 Master’s League Events (subject to update)
These events are not in order and will be sorted asap…..
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Cyclist Gear Up For Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

46Cyclists get ready to descend on Annaclone as Irish racing season gets under way this Saturday. Opening the Irish  road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place this Saturday, 18th February. Two races will be hosted, both of which will start and finish outside the Hawthorne Inn. The main attraction of the day will be the ‘A’ race cateringfor A1, A2 & A3 category riders which starts at 12 noon and will cover  76km.  This will be a handicapped affair with the A3 riders receiving a competitive handicap over their A2 and A1 counterparts. … Read more


National Championships 2017 – Junior & Master TT and Junior & A3 RR

Carn Wheelers are proud to announce that they have been awarded the promotion of the Junior & Master Time Trial and A3 & Junior National  Championships to take place on 9th & 10th September 2017. All events for

All information will be posted on the www.carnwheelers.co.uk and the Carn Wheelers facebook page. In the interim for information contact Aidan Higgins, Carn Wheelers at aidanhiggins01@googlemail.com

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com… Read more


The George Rooney Phoenix GP Now Open

tomThe start of the road racing season is just round the corner and before it comes the pre-entry race for places in the early season events. The George Rooney Phoenix Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 19th February this year. As usual there is pre-entry on Entrycentral.com which will open at 7pm tonight (Wednesday 1st Feb) and close on the 14th February on entry central. As entry is on a first come, first served basis with a limit on the entries for each race, riders are urged to submit their entry as soon as possible.… Read more


Annaclone Opens for Entry next Monday 6th

Opening the Irish road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place on Saturday 18th February with pre-entry opening on Monday 6th February at 6pm. Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4 support race.

The ‘A’ race for A1,2 &3’s will be 6 laps of the traditional circuit for a total race distance of approx. 47.5mi / 76.5km.  The ‘B’ race for A4 men and A3/A4 women will cover 4 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx.… Read more

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