The 2018 Cycling Ulster AGM took place yesterday (Saturday) in the O’Neill Arms Hotel, Toome. The various office bearers and commissions provided reports which can also be accessed here – CU AGM Booklet 2018.

Club delegates backed the new proposed Cycling Ulster constitution that will now go to Cycling Ireland for approval.

The outgoing Cycling Ulster Executive was all re-elected however there was a change in the Chairman’s role with Tommy McCague taking this position on.

Speaking after his election, the Emyvale CC member who has served as Vice-Chairman for the past two years said:

“I want to thank all those who attended the AGM, it was a good opportunity to hear from members on the ground and the Cycling Ulster Executive will aim to continue to work for our members on the time ahead.

“I joined the Executive in 2016 as I wanted to help the sport develop at provincial level and feel that I can continue to do this in the role of Chairman. I would like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Maurice McAllister for his work over the last three years as well as the other Executive members and our volunteers on our commissions and at club level.

“There has been some progress for Cycling Ulster in recent years however there remains ongoing challenges for the sport from a provincial level to the grass roots.”

The new Cycling Ulster Chairman said CU would be engaging with clubs over the winter months:

“We recognise that many clubs have had a decrease in membership in 2018 and our Membership Development Officer is working to help us be proactive in this area and this will be highlighted to clubs over the coming months.

“Race promoters also face challenges and it is important that we continue to help our volunteers with events that are the backbone of our sport. Cycling Ulster will be holding information events as we head into 2019.

“I would encourage members to be active in their clubs and with the CU Commissions to help the sport and do not hesitate to contact the Executive.”

The newly elected Cycling Ulster Executive can be seen below.

Tommy McCague (Chairman)
Carl Fullerton (Secretary)
Oliver Hunter (Treasurer)
Marian Lamb (Safeguarding Officer)
Maurice McAllister (Executive Officer)
Mark Moroney (Executive Officer)
Julie Rea (Executive Officer)
Tommy Lamb (Executive Officer)