The Cycling Ulster Road Commission had a successful first event for the year with a training day taking place in Newry on Saturday 25th January.

The event was based at Newry Leisure Centre and catered for junior, under 23 and senior male and female riders.

Almost 50 riders took part in a training spin in the morning followed by talks in the afternoon that included topics such as overtraining, anti-doping and plans for Cycling Ulster road teams for the 2020 season.

Speaking after the event, CU Road Commission Chair, Frank Campbell said:

“We had a great training day based in Newry with the morning spin taking in the rolling terrain of south Armagh. 

“Barry Monaghan organised a fantastic itinerary for the day and it was great to see a large spread of categories represented. 

“A quarter of the attendees were female and we hope that working with the Women’s Commission we will be able to progress the development of our aspiring female riders with events such as the Rás na mBan to aim for again this season. 

“Ulster has a substantial amount of talent for the upcoming season across several ranks and hopefully the CU Road Commission will be able to provide opportunities for riders to develop further during the year. 

“I want to thank everyone who helped on the day, particularly Newry Wheelers, our speakers and the riders.”

The CU Road Commission will be announcing other plans for the 2020 season in the coming weeks.