Cycling Ulster Chairman, Tommy McCague has reiterated the importance of all members abiding by the regulations set out for exercising in the province by the health authorities due to Covid-19.

The CU representative said:

“We all have a responsibility to help combat the spread of Covid-19 and that includes cyclists abiding by the regulations set out for exercise.

“That means that no one should be cycling outside unless it is by yourself or with another member of your household.

“For residents of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan that also means restricting any cycle to within two kilometres of your home as per the government’s guidelines.

“We also need to be mindful of the need to reduce any risk of injury that can result from cycling activities in an outdoor environment in this current period.

“Indoor training is an excellent tool that can be availed of in the current circumstances. Cycling Ireland have created several online sessions and competitive events already with more planned for the coming weeks.

“Some clubs have also been using technology to communicate with each other while training indoors at the same time.

“I understand it is difficult for members and clubs who were looking forward to the season ahead however the immediate priority for all of us now is to act in the interests of public health and therefore following the current guidelines set out by the governments in both jurisdictions.

“I look forward to seeing our members and clubs being able to return to activities when it is appropriate to do so.”

Cycling Ireland outline of the current regulations on the Island of Ireland can be seen here

Cycling Ireland Zwift events information can be seen here