Ulster Cycling News

Good Luck To Cycling Ulster Youth Riders

photo 1A team of six young people headed to Hadleigh Farm in England yesterday evening to represent Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles in the MTB interregional games. Hadleigh Farm was the venue for the Off Road events in the London Olympics and is state of the art.

Although this is a particularly expensive trip for Cycling Ulster to fund it is a wonderful opportunity for our riders who will compete in a state of the art venue against the top young riders in Britain.

The Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles Team  are, Shenna  McKiverigan., Shannon Buller, James Curry, Richard Baird., Cameron McIntyre and Calvin Moore. Unfortunately John Buller who had also been selected to go suffered an injury at  a recent off road event and had to pull out. We hope John recovers very soon and as a young rider it is likely he will get the chance to reperesent Cycling Ulster again.

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Nicola Olham is manager of the team and is assisted by Willie Mulligan. Simon Curry collected all the bikes and equipment and took the ferry across on Wednesday evening. He had a long drive ahead of him when he arrived in Liverpool in the early hours of Thursday morning. We are very grateful to these volunteers who gave up their free time to help our Youth Riders.


The Games are a great opportunity for the riders who underwent a tough selection process,  organised by Colin Hughes and Nicola Oldham, before being named on the squad. While there was the opportunty to send four girls it was decided that the other potential candidates had not yet reached the required skill levels to go. The health and safety of our young riders takes precedence over everything but as girls are continuing to train we hope to field full squads in following years.

The riders are just about ready to start their events so we will keep you posted if we receive any news.

Marian Lamb




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