The Cycling Ulster Road Commission has announced details of a relaunched Ulster Road Series for 2016.
Popularly referred to as the `Roadman`s Best All-rounder` (B.A.R.) series, this competition has been absent from the Calendar for a few years, but will make its return with the Ards Peninsula event on Saturday 12th March.
The competition is designed to find the most consistent Road rider across the season, and will see 8 events included, and a rider1s best 6 to count.
The first counters for the Ulster series will be –
Tour of Ards. Saturday 12th March
Mid Ulster GP. Sunday 24th April.
Tour of the Mournes. Sunday 8th May
Tommy Givan memorial. Saturday 14th May.
The remaining rounds will be confirmed in due course.
The Ulster Series is seen as a Provincial accompaniment to the Cycling Ireland National Series, which determines the most consistent rider across Ireland. The National Series has a total of 12 counting rounds with three in each Province.
This competition kicks off in Munster on Sunday 13th March with the Ras Luimni, with the Ulster Counters being the Wallace Caldwell Memorial on 19th March, the John Beggs Memorial on 13th August, and the North Down GP on 21st August.