The Cycling Ulster Youth Academy have announced more details of their upcoming development activities over the coming weeks.

There will be a full weekend of activities at Tollymore on 4th/5th March which is open to all Ulster riders U14 and U16 (Male/Female). The provisional plan for the weekend can be seen below.

Saturday 4th March – Meet at 9:30am, followed by road ride for both groups with guest riders, and groups will be split as required. After lunch there will be an afternoon of activities such as rock climbing, paddle boarding, high ropes. The group split will be organised by the leaders in the Tullymore Centre. The evening will be dinner followed by cycling related activities.

Sunday 5th March – After breakfast, riders will go to Castlewellan Forest to do a mountain bike spin on some of the trials. Groups will be organised at the Forest. The CUYA plan to collaborate with the BMX Commission to enable riders to try out the pump track. Riders who do not have an MTB can hire it at Castlewellan. If riders do not have their own mountain bike, they can be hired at Castlewellan (this can be organised at the expense of the parent of the rider). After lunch, parents will pick up riders from Tullymore, time will be confirmed closer to the day.

The CUYA are requesting a contribution from each rider for the weekend. It will be £25.00 for a single rider, or if 2 riders from 1 family attending it will be £40.00.

Only 30 riders can stay overnight for however riders can still attend the daytime rides and activities if they are not staying at night (separate contribution required).

For further information or to register for the weekend you can email:

Once all the riders confirmed for the weekend, there will be a Zoom meeting with parents to outline the programme of events and relay any other information. Thanks to the Cycling Ulster Executive for their support.