Ulster Cycling News

Great Day Out With McCall Foundation

aThe David McCall Foundation's annual autumn youth day in Crumlin had all the right ingredients for a great day out for the kids.

There was sponsorship from Maryland stalwart Gerry McCann and support on the ground from current Maryland Wheelers club members.

The pleasant weather attracted many kids and parents to the event for the 3 distances for the 3 ages groups ranging from 10 -16 and all had a great time with only one mishap to report on the road. Thankfully young Mark's sore shoulder is on the mend and the Foundation sends its thanks to his very understanding mum and the fantastic medic Andrea Nash who comforted Mark.


After the sunny bike rides everyone returned to St John's hall for a feed of sandwiches, buns, scones and chocolate biscuits that any top sportive would have been proud of. Thanks here to our caterers and parents who helped with a fantastic variety of munchies.


Next on the agenda was a demonstration of winter exercises and stretching by Brian and Jessica McComb, put over in a very professional way. They had the young riders and parents enthralled by Brian's explanation of the benefits and where the various exercises hurt the most ! This was all demonstrated perfectly by Jessica.


What the listeners didn't know was that it was their turn next and a few burpees, crunches and more soon had them laid out but all loved the class as did the adult audience who cheered them on for more.


As we said our goodbyes and thanks to everyone, the David McCall foundation and the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy look forward to seeing plenty of new faces in 2015. There will be a youth reliability trial in April 2015 leaving from St John's Hall in Crumlin. Details will follow closer to teh time.


I would like to send my personal thanks to everyone who has supported the foundation in 2014.
Marian and Tommy Lamb, Mickey Murray and Clann Eireann, the Youth Academy committee, the foundation committee, all the riders, all the parents and to my club mates in Maryland.


Report Phil Holland (David McCall Foundation)
Pics Marian Lamb.





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