Cycling Ulster held the official presentation of their new provincial squad kit and support car at the Corick Country House Hotel in Clogher, Co. Tyrone yesterday (Thursday).
O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors have renewed their sponsorship of the Cycling Ulster kit for 2019-20 after having also been sponsors for the previous two years.
Pactimo clothing company have also partnered with the organisation to offer the top-quality clothing at a reduced rate as well as providing a web shop for the public to buy replica kit.
Donnelly Group have added to the resources of Cycling Ulster for this season by supplying a car which has been utilised by Ulster teams in competition already this season and will also be used to support promoters of major events in the province.
Speaking following the presentation, Cycling Ulster Chairman, Tommy McCague said:
“Cycling Ulster are working hard to support and develop cycling in the province in many areas.
“We are grateful to our sponsors such as O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors and Donnelly Group who have backed us with our new provincial kit and new support vehicle.
“This type of support is vital to help develop our riders competing at national and international events and has already benefitted riders representing Ulster in road and off-road events.
“The presentation provided us with an opportunity to outline the tremendous effort that is being made by volunteers across the province to develop all aspects of the sport, from developing rider skills at the Tommy Givan track in Belfast or through BMX Fundamentals programmes to increasing female participation with the Women on Wheels programme.
“The Safer Cycling Project with the PSNI and the local Policing and Community Safety Partnerships is a highlight that has already proved successful in gaining resources for clubs and raising awareness for all cyclists on our roads.
“This is an exciting time for Cycling Ulster and we look forward to continuing to work to develop and grow all aspects of the sport in the time ahead.”
Commenting on the renewal of O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors sponsorship, Kevin Hegarty said:
“We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Cycling Ulster kit which will be seen nationally and internationally by riders representing the province in high level competition. O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors remain committed to providing legal services to the cycling community and to guiding cyclists through the legal process in the unfortunate event of an accident.”
Paul McMulkin of Donnelly Group added:
“As a Group we are delighted to be involved with Cycling Ulster and the supply of a support vehicle for the incoming season. As Northern Ireland’s largest family owned vehicle dealership, Donnelly Group and Cycling Ulster have a natural synergy as we too offer a range of essential services to users at a province wide level across our nine locations. We trust the provision of the support vehicle plays a key role in raising the profile of Cycling Ulster and helps support riders of all disciplines both at national and international events reach their full potential.”
Cycling Ulster would like thank Sharon McFarland and Dany Blondeel (http://belgianproject.cc) for their photographs of the presentation.