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Game Changer! Sports Development Conference 2014

All clubs and officials will be made wecome at Belfast City Council's Annual Sports Development Conference which this year is called  Game Changer! Sports Development Conference. The conference takes place on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

The  10th annual conference will showcase the best of sports development procedures and good practice.  Belfast City Council be joined by special guests Alanna Audley- Murphy, Commonwealth boxing medallist and Michael McKillop, Paralympic medallist.

The  keynote speaker is Phillip Lane, Head of Sport Development at Greenwich Leisure Limited.… Read more

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Spires Celebrate In Style

aSpires CC, which is based in the heart of Mid Ulster, in Magherafelt, held their annual prizegiving and awards night at the weekend.

This relatively new club has continued to expand in the past few years and have grown their membership to include youth and women. This was obvious at the prize night as there were quite a few women receiving prizes on the night.

Spires CC are heavily involved in their local community running skills days and general interaction with community groups. The club has an excellent PRO as is witnessed by the number of times that the club is featured in the Mid Ulster Mail and Observer.… Read more

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Junior Tour Sportif in Cork

Giant Cork would like to invite you all the Festive Fifty Junior Tour Sportif being held on Saturday the 13th of December from the Cork Giant Store in Ballincollig. The sportif is an event for all abilities and will be an enjoyable day out for all cyclists.  This event is being held to help raise much needed funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland. This event has been of huge importance for the development of our youth cyclist's in this country for a long time and it is vital we help keep this going.… Read more

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Bann Valley Celebrate Silver Anniversary

aaOn Friday evening members of the Portglenone based, Bann Valley Road Club, came together in the Wild Duck Inn to celebrate the clubs's silver anniversary. The evening started with a drinks reception followed by a excellent meal which was served by a virtual army of waiters and waitresses.

The more formal procedings of the evening then began as club chairman, Lawrence Maguire welcomed the Chairman and Secretary of Cycling Ulster, Marian and Tommy Lamb.

He then gave a brief history of the club. He was a founder member and fortunately two of the other founder members Vincent McDonell and Michael Clarke were also present at the celebrations.… Read more

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New Cycling Club for Belfast

image001A new cycling club has just been set up in Belfast. Based in the Titanic Quarter of the city the club is now ready to take on new members.

The club committee have been preparing the way for the formation of the club for some time and had meetings with Marian and Tommy Lamb earlier in the year.

They are happy to accept cyclists who work or live in the area and who would like to be part of a club set up. They are having an open evening on Thursday evening in the Dock cafe in the Titanic Quarter at 7,30pm and are inviting anyone who is interested in finding out more to come along to the cafe where refreshments will be served.… Read more

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Reminder Cycling Ulster AGM this Saturday

The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.

In attendance this year will be Cycing Ireland President, Denis Toomey, who will present the new Cycling Ireland Strategy document.… Read more

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Happy 25th Anniversary to West Down Wheelers

wd9On Friday evening West Down Wheelers celebrated their 25th anninversary and there was a full complement of club members in attendance at the Albert in Banbridge to help the club celebrate.

As is always the case with this club, there was a friendly atmosphere throughout the evening and the 'craic' was mighty.

Of the original founding members of West Down only Billy Maxwell and Clive Adamsom remain and they are still highly active members. Billy Maxwell began the formal proceedings by outlining the history of the club and provided a brief overview to how it has developed over the last twenty five years.… Read more

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Be Safe Be Seen

7With the changing of the clocks  winter seems to have drawn inevitably closer with dark mornings and the darker evenings. At the moment the sunsets at 16.20 but often it is dark much earlier than that.

While cycling at night is not to be recommended many people will still ride at night to commute or train. Therefore this article is about being aware of cycling safely and making yourself as visible as possible.

In the dark or wet, motorists should drive according to the conditions and be on the lookout for cyclists, pedestrians and animals alike.… Read more

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2015 Cycling Ireland Membership Season Open Today

Cycling Ireland are pleased to announce that The 2015 Membership Season will open today, Monday, 10th November 2014. To ensure your members get the best online experience during their application process, we would be grateful if you would address the following steps as soon as is convenient for you:

1. Can you please affiliate your club as soon as possible after your club’s AGM for the following reasons;
a) It’s cheaper (as you know, it gets more expensive after 1st January 2015)
b) The correct officials will be communicated with from the start and included in the Yearbook (cut off point 30th November 2014)
c) Your members will only receive their actual licence after you affiliate.… Read more

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Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn

Sport NI are running a Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex on Thursday 13th November at 7.30 pm in the Lagan Room.

This meeting is for any sports clubs in the Lisburn City Council and surrounding areas who may be interested registering for Clubmark or even learning more about the scheme and about how it could help their local sports club. The format of the evening will be a 30 minute presentation by Declan Steele of SportNI followed by a short Q &  A session where clubs will have the opportunity to ask specific questions on Clubmark NI and the processes involved in gaining accreditation.… Read more

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