Ulster Cycling News

Omagh’s Valentine’s Run a Monumental Success

aOn Sunday 16th February, Omagh Wheelers cycling club held their annual reliability trial along side a Valentine’s leisure cycle at Youthsport Omagh.

The reliability trial consisted of either a 50 or 70 mile route choice over demanding terrain which required a good level of fitness.

The valentine’s cycle was held in a similar fashion in that there was a choice of either a 30 or 50 mile cycle. The valentine run was aimed at all cyclists with varying fitness levels. Both events were carefully controlled by experienced members of Omagh Wheelers to make sure no individual were left by themselves.

On the morning, riders were met with a bright but cold day however most soon warmed up. Leaving Youthsport, the reliability trial had over 150 riders which made for a great spectacle when rolling through Omagh.


The valentine run was also well attended with over 50 keen leisure cyclists ready to roll out. Once on the road, many riders found their own small group in which they could comfortably complete their cycle. On the return to Youthsport, all riders were greeted with hot showers and superb food which was provided by the Halfway House; Tattyreagh. This ensured no-one went home hungry!


On a charitable note, all proceeds from the valentine’s cycle were donated towards Cancer Focus, Northern Ireland. Omagh Wheelers member Andrew Graham is currently training hard for the London Marathon later in the Year, and is currently raising money for the cause. This is a fantastic commitment made by Andrew and one which Omagh Wheelers were happy to back!



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