Cycling Ulster

Webinar: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

computerThe growth of social media and the dangers posed by it is one of the greatest challenges we face as parents and as leaders in a sporting environment. It is not always easy to know how to deal with it or how to talk to young people.

The Child Preotection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC in conjuction with Safe Network are there to help; They are hosting a webinar on 28 January 2015, 11.30am to 12.30am. The webinar is entitled

How can your organisation help keep children and young people safe online?

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Join the Club: Become a Commissaire

aaron-and-aidanCycling Ulster is hosting a course for trainee road Commissaires.  The course will be held over 2 days at the White River Hotel in Toome on the 7th & 8th Feb.

The role of a Commissaire is vital to the running of a safe and successful open race, and the current calendar of races is managed by a decreasing pool of volunteers who are committed to managing races to a standard.  To ensure we can maintain the level of support for our open races we are calling out for additional volunteers to step forward and begin their path of being road Commissaires in 2015.

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Banbridge CC’s Winter Training Open to All

 Banbridge Cycling CLub have started a series of winter training evenings. On Monday evenings they will have circuit claasses from 7.00pm -  8.00 pm in Banbridge Academy on the Lurgan Rd.

There will be spinning classes on Wednesday night at 8.45-9.45pm in Banbridge Leisure Centre

Both these classes are suitable for all levels, from absolute beginner upwards. Banbridge CC would welcome members from other local clubs or anyone with an interest in getting fit whether they are cyclists or not.

For further information contact Maurice Mayne phone 02840628454.

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Upcoming Safeguarding Courses and Information – Updated

The Cycling Ulster database of Vetted Leaders has now been updated with new members added and all those members whose certificates have expired (ie anyone before 2012) have now been removed. If you wish to have your name added to the list of vetted Leaders please go to the Safeguarding link on the righhand side of this page and download the Enhanced Access NI form. All information  about completing the forms and where to send them as well as ID validation forms can also be found there.… Read more

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Looking for Something Different – Try T13

T13 Urban Sports Academy
Uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art and DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Park opposite Titanic Belfast. Pick up a BMX or skateboard, join a break dance or free running class, or just pop in and check out the live DJs and the amazing space and art galleries. There are lots of ways to get involved for people of all abilities including weekly club nights, group taster sessions or one-to-one tuition from the leading instructors in the country.… Read more

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New Club for Co Derry

ACCAgivey CC, a new club in Co Derry, was officially launched a short time ago and is already attracting new members. The club is based west of Garvagh and uses the Glenullan Community centre as its base.

The name of the club is taken from the local river, The Agivey which is a tributary of the Bann and well known as a fine wee salmon river.

The  club committee invited me, as Development Officer, and Tommy Lamb as Chairman of Cycling Ulster to come along and answer their questions.… Read more

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Final Reminder Ulster Awards Night Saturday Night

The Ulster Awards evening will take place this coming Saturday 10th January in the White River Hotel in Toome. Special guest for the evening will be the President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey. Other invited guests include Jack and Rea Watson, Morris Foster and Alan Mark. The meal is down for a 7.30 start so we would ask everyone to be there for 7.00pm so that we can begin promptly.

Final numbers need to be with the hotel by tomorrow morning so if anyone is still considering coming along they would need to reserve their place today.… Read more

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Cycling Ulster Volunteer Positions Open

Cycling Ulster is currently seeking to recruit volunteers to help out at various events, disciplines and commissions.

Road Commission
We are particularly in need of  people who would be interested in becoming part of the Road Commission. The Road Commission traditionally looks after road racing and time trialling  with particular reference to Junior, U 23 and Elite. The Road Commission will also act in an advisory position for women and youth in matters of road racing.

As the remit of the Road Commission is quite broad we need to build up a strong volunteer force. … Read more


Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy 2015

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Attention – Commissaire Course February 2015

Calling All Potential Road Commissaires

2014 is drawing to a close and 2015 is fast approaching.  Once the holiday season is past us the reliability trials will be around the corner and the racing season at the forefront of the road cyclists mind.  The 2015 road season will be a busy one with more races than before, reflecting the popularity the sport is currently enjoying.

More races require more volunteers, and in February Cycling Ulster intend to host a course for trainee road Commissaires.  The course will be held over 2 days at the White River Hotel in Toome on the 7th & 8th Feb.… Read more

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