The Cycling Ulster Road Commission held a training event in Newry on Saturday that was attended by riders at junior, under 23 and senior level who will be seeking selection on Cycling Ulster road teams for the upcoming season.

Barry Monaghan from Barry Monaghan Performance Coaching took the lead in organising the day that included a 60 miles training spin on the rolling hills of south Armagh in the morning. This was followed by a number of information talks and training advice for the riders in the afternoon.

Speaking after the event, Cycling Ulster Road Commission Chair, Patrick Withers said:

“The training and development day was a great success with riders from across the province in attendance including provincial and national champions.

“Barry Monaghan provided a challenging route for the group rides in the morning and had a great schedule of informative talks in the afternoon.

“I want to thank Barry for his efforts in organising the event, all those who helped and the riders for attending.

“Details of the road competitions that Cycling Ulster plan on sending teams to and how riders can express an interest in being selected will be made available in the coming weeks.”