Ulster Cycling News

Kids Line up for Sprocket Rocket in Magherafelt

Last night Spires CC held a very successful Sprocket Rocket Registration night in the lovely foyer of Sperrin Integrated College in Magherafelt. The principal of the school, Alistair Rowan, has given Spires CC permission to use the school grounds as a training venue for the programme and last night he went all out to ensure a warm welcome to the club members and visitors who arrived to register with refreshments laid on. Spires Secretary, Dr Martin Tohill, said, "We are very grateful to Mr Rowan for all the help he has provided in enabling us to get ths exciting scheme off the ground."

Following visits to several schools in the area to promote Sprocket Rocket almost forty young peple turned out to register last night with many wishing they could have started immediately. The activities will commence in two weeks.

Spires have trained four tutors namely Kelly Donnelly, Brian Shaw, Martin Tohill and Sean McNicholl but they also have a dedicated band of club volunteers committed to helping out. This was evident last night by the good club turn-out for the event.

Cycling Ulster would like to wish Spires CC every success in this venture as they are the first club in the North to take on the programme.

Marian Lamb commended the club on their enthusiasm for the initiative and said that it shows what can be achieved when a club is determined to move on. Spires CC was only formed three years ago and have already got a good development plan in place. She urged other clubs to consider rolling out Sprocket Rocket in 2012.

Report amd Pics Marian Lamb

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