Cycling Ulster have selected a strong 6 rider team for the Women’s Newry 3 Day race which starts on Friday 30th June.

The riders selected strike a balance between experience and development, which compliments the Cycling Ulster Road Commission rider development pathway.

The riders selected are Darcy Harkness, Erin Creighton & Jemma Speers, all of whom are very experienced and strong riders. Also selected are Aine Doherty, Elena Wallace and Lucy Brown. This selection is part of the development pathway for Ulster teams and riders.

Each of the riders have had success and strong results on the road this year in their own right. The objective for this race will be to create a team mentality and have the riders learning and assisting each other in a team environment on and off the road.

The team will be managed by Noel Mc Laughlin, who is stepping up to the role having previously assisted with other Ulster teams. Noel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role and his selection is another example of Cycling Ulster Road Commission seeking to upskill volunteers and broaden the pool of talented people available to volunteer for Cycling Ulster. Noel will be assisted by Mark Harvey as the team mechanic.

Speaking following the team announcement, Cycling Ulster Road Commission Chairperson, Frank Campbell said:

“We have a strong squad of riders representing Ulster in the Women’s Newry 3 Day this weekend”.

“It’s great to have a women’s only stage race which will provide riders with an opportunity to gain experience of racing over multiple days as well as help them develop for the future.”

Cycling Ulster executive wish the team and the best for the event.

Cycling Ulster would like to thank our sponsors, O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors and Donnelly Group for supporting the team with kit and vehicles this weekend.