Cycling Ulster and Cycling Ireland in partnership with the Department for Communities and several local councils have launched three new Cycling Hubs in Ulster. The hubs will be utilised for the development of cycling within the province and have been funded by the Department for Communities.
Cycling Hub Council Areas:
1. Causeway Coast and Glens, Jim Watt Sports Centre, Garvagh
2. Fermanagh and Omagh, Eccellesville Centre, Fintona, Omagh
3. Newry Mourne and Down, Downpatrick Leisure Centre, Downpatrick
The three new cycling hubs will allow Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster to have a localised facility for the delivery of coach education programmes, participation programmes, partnership activities including bike maintenance and bike safety initiatives. Regional and national development training can also be provided and they will be available for cycling clubs to utilise for their own club programmes, club events or club initiatives.
Access will be provided free of charge to affiliated cycling clubs and groups seeking to utilise the cycling hubs. Pre-booking is required.
The three hubs can be book through the Cycling Ireland website, using the following link below. A calendar will be live shortly showing when the Hubs are in use and free slots available for booking.
In 2022 a further 3 new hubs will be added in the council areas, Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon, Mid Ulster and Antrim and Newtownabbey. Cycling Ulster Chairperson, Tommy McCague said:
“Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster are delighted to announce some really exciting news relating to the development and establishment of three new Cycling Hubs within Ulster.
“The cycling hubs will be a huge asset to clubs in Ulster as they will be able to avail of the hubs free of charge for delivering various programmes and initiatives. In 2022, three more cycling hubs will be added in the council areas, Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon, Mid Ulster and Antrim and Newtownabbey.
“This is a very exciting development and investment for Cycling in Ulster and I would like to acknowledge the support and investment received from the Department of Communities for the cycling hubs project.”