The Cycling Ulster Road Commission held a successful training event in Newry yesterday with over 30 male and female riders from the junior, under 23 and senior categories in attendance.

The riders were split into different groups for a spin in the morning followed by an afternoon of talks which included plans for Ulster teams for the 2023 season and a question and answer session with international riders.

The training event was led by the experienced Barry Monaghan and Frank Campbell.

Speaking after attending the event, Cycling Ulster Chairperson, Tommy McCague said:

“The Road Commission have another good programme of events planned for this year.

“The training event was a great success and as was highlighted during the presentations in the afternoon, Ulster is full of talent across all ranks in both men and women’s cycling.

“Cycling Ulster want to support the development of our riders in the coming year and build on the strong performances we had last year such as in the Rás Tailteann and Women’s Newry 3 Day.

“While further details on the events planned for this year will be announced in the coming weeks, I would like to encourage volunteers to get involved and help deliver the racing programme so anyone who wants to assist should reach out and contact us.

“I also want to thank those who organised the Road Commission’s training event, our guest speakers, Eve McCrystal, Matthew Teggart, John Buller and Tommy Evans and the Mourne Country Hotel for accommodating the event.”

Cycling Ulster Executive Officers James McLaughlin and Julie Rea were also in attendance.