Cycling Ulster welcome the recent easing of restrictions by both governments which have enabled the further return to cycling activities this week. 

Club training can now resume throughout the province with a maximum of 30 people in NI and 200 people in Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. Cycling Ulster encourage members to ride in small groups.

Inter-club competition is also now permitted in Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. Any type of competitive event is not permitted in NI until the 11th July. Open competition is also permitted in both jurisdictions from 17th July.

Cycling Ireland have issued several important documents which clubs can use to assist them with their planned activities. This will ensure that any training sessions and events your club are organising are done in a manner which meets the Cycling Ireland guidelines. All of these documents can be accessed by clicking here.

Following the latest developments on return to further cycling activities outlined this week, Cycling Ulster Chair Tommy McCague said:

“The continued progress and return to more activities for our members and clubs is positive news. 

“Members do however need to continue to follow the latest guidance provided by Cycling Ireland and act responsibly in their actions. While there has been substantial progress which has enabled the return to more cycling activities, we are not returning to normal and consideration of Covid-19 and the measures still In placed needs to remain a priority. 

“On behalf of the CU Executive, I want to thank our members for their continued adherence to the guidelines to date and for the efforts being made by club volunteers to maintain cycling activities through the recent challenges, whether it was organising online activities or facing the increased workload in the coming weeks to ensure the new guidelines are being followed.

“I also want to thank Cycling Ireland for their work and support throughout this period. Cycling Ulster will continue to engage with them and monitor developments over the coming weeks.”