Cycling Ireland have issued guidance on the latest Covid-19 restrictions for cycling following an announcement by the Irish government on the easing of restrictions ahead of Christmas. These apply to the Cycling Ulster region for Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. These new measures take effect from today (Tuesday 1st December).

Level 3 – Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

The key implications for Cycling Ireland’s approved events and activities are as follows.


Outdoors: Non-contact training only in pods of up to 15 (There is an exemption for professional and elite sports and approved inter-county Gaelic games).

Cycling Ireland club training sessions and approved activities can proceed provided government guidelines regarding maximum participant numbers are adhered to, and riders stay within their county.

  • Indoors: Individual training only.

Matches and events

  • No matches or events to take place. (exemption: professional/elite/inter-county/club championship/horse-racing can take place behind closed doors.)

Participation in cycling events is not permitted under level 3 restrictions. Cycling Ireland is seeking clarification from Sport Ireland and Government regarding the classification of the Provincial and National Cyclo-cross Championships as elite events.


Travel is permitted for work and essential journeys only. Training can take place within your county only and travel outside of your county is allowed from 18 December to 06 January.

The following exemptions apply:

  • Professional Team riders (UCI)
  • Sport Ireland/Sport NI carded athletes

For the latest NI restrictions, please click here