The Cycling Ulster AGM took place in the Armagh City Hotel today.

Tommy McCague was re-elected as Chairperson while Marian Lamb and Julie Rea were elected to the positions of Treasurer and Lead Safeguarding Officer respectively.

Three further positions on the Cycling Ulster Executive were filled by Tommy Lamb, Paul Sanders and James McLaughlin.

Cycling Ireland President, Liam Collins was in attendance and took the opportunity to provide an overview of some of his objectives for developing the sport in the time ahead.

Following the conclusion of the AGM, several awards were presented.

Banbridge CC won the Club of the Year and Island Wheelers received a special recognition award for their promotion of several open events including the Ulster Road Race Championships amidst the challenges of Covid-19.  

Oliver Hunter was honoured with the Chairperson’s Award for his decades of service to cycling in Ulster and Ireland which most recently has been in the role as Treasurer of Cycling Ulster.

Sharon Moore was awarded with Volunteer of the Year as recognition for her contribution to the sport in recent years.

The 2021 AGM booklet can be accessed by clicking here.

Insurance Presentation

Cycling Ireland CEO, Matt McKerrow also provided an overview of insurance and engaged with members on queries.

One development in recent years was highlighted as being important to highlight to members as we move into membership renewals which relates to personal accident cover.

Leisure membership is available without personal accident cover and Cycling Ulster wish to encourage members to avail of this add on which costs €10/£9.

Personal accident cover applies to a member when they are training, competing or officiating in activities of Cycling Ireland. This includes individual training/leisure cycles, group & club cycles. Medical expenses are covered to a maximum of €2,500 each claim which includes dental expenses up to €2,000. Excess of €250 applies to medical and dental claims. There is also an upper limit of €500 for physiotherapy expenses. Loss of earnings is covered for a maximum of €150 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks with the first week not being covered.

Click here to see further information on Cycling Ireland membership.

A comparison of membership offered by Cycling Ireland and other cycling bodies was also presented and can be seen below.