Photo credit: Tony Corey

The Cycling Ulster Women’s Commission held their flagship event for 2022, the Women’s Big Day Out at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre yesterday. 

The all day event included road and MTB spins, an E-Bike taster session as well as off the bike activities such as yoga, bike maintenance and strength and conditioning. 

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

“The Women’s Commission Big Day Out was a great celebration of women cyclists in the province. 

“I was delighted to see the large spread of participants, ranging from beginner cyclists through to some of those who have been cycling for many years. 

“It was great to have multiple international championship medallist, Eve McCrystal in attendance and passing on her advice for developing in the sport. I want to thank her for taking time out of her busy schedule to join us. 

“The sponsor of Cycling Ulster’s regional hubs, Phillip McCallen was present throughout the day and provided a taster session on E-Bikes which is a new form of cycling that makes our sport more inclusive. 

“Cycling Ulster has been supporting initiatives to increase the number of women cyclists in recent years such as the Women on Wheels project and the Big Day Out is another great opportunity for us to build on these efforts. 

“There was a tremendous amount of work done from the Women’s Commission in delivering this event and I want to particularly commend this year’s Chairperson, Lisa White, Julie Rea and Claire Young for bringing this idea to fruition. 

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, Cycling Ireland, Tollymore Outdoor National Centre and the sponsors for their support.

“All of those who participated in the day’s activities are a credit to our sport and I look forward to seeing this event become an annual feature on our calendar and grow further in the coming years.”

Sponsors of the 2022 Cycling Ulster Women’s Big Day Out:

Ciclisport, Cycle Superstore, Donnelly Group, Kinetica, Madison, McKeever’s Chemists, O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, Phillip McCallen E-Bikes, Race Fit MTB, See Sense, Spin 11, Supporting Sport Services, Workwear, White Mountainbiking 

Click here to view more photos of the event by Tony Corey.