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What's Happening - October 2016

07/10/2016

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Monthly Update on What's Happening In Cycling Ireland

Paracycling Power to Five Medals and More! What Happened in September

September was a big month for cycling, with prestigious events like An Post Rás na mBan, Race Around Ireland and the Great Dublin Bike Ride taking place, to top it off it was a month that saw huge success from our Paracyclists who came home from the Paralympic Games with 5 medals!

Not content with five medals in Rio the Irish Paracycling Team set numerous national records and personal best times, bringing to an end what has been an enormously successful four year cycle. READ ALL THE UPDATES HERE ​and check out the GALLERY HERE. All the interviews with the riders can be found on the Paralympics Ireland SOUNDCLOUD station.

The Great Dublin Bike Ride was a roaring success, with over 5000 people taking part in the cycle that started and finished in Dublin City Centre. Watch the VIDEO and spot yourself in this GALLERY

An Post Rás na mBan saw the premier women in Irish cycling along with top internationals flock to Kilkenny for five days for Ireland's top women's race on the cycling calendar. All the results and reports can be found HERE

The Race Around Ireland is internationally recognised as one of the world's most gruelling sporting challenges! Check out all the results from THIS YEAR'S EVENT

September saw a NUMBER OF NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS take place, the Track Commission's website is worth checking for all the results and details of how you can try out the sport!

Some Events Coming Up

Most racing might be over, but there are still plenty of cycling related events coming up!

The Cycling Ireland Awards Night takes place on the 26th November in the Crowne Plaza, Santry, with all Membership Awards being announced on the night!

The Cycling Ireland AGM takes place on the 12th November in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. This is open to all Cycling Ireland members and to members of the public. Only delegates (from clubs/commissions/board) can vote.

Following a successful European Championships Cycling Ireland has entered 12 riders in the World Road Championships which start next week.

Find the details of the National Hill Climb Championships which take place on the 22 October HERE

With the cyclocross season underway expression of interest is being sought for the UEC European Cyclocross Championships READ MORE

It's AGM season, most are taking place in the coming weeks and open for all. Find out the COMMISSION AGM Details as they come in.

Cycling Ireland Updates

We have a number of updates from Cycling Ireland regarding what has been developing or happening in the organisation over the past month.

Did you know this week was Parents in Sport Week? ​Find out what it was about and why it is important.

And this month is Anti Doping month. With Sport Ireland we are supporting the #cleangreensport campaign.

With the Cycling Ireland AGM just around the corner check out the Board Nominations and Motions that were submitted.

Also read these proposed changes to the Cycling Ireland Memorandums and articles

Note the Hall of Fame Nominations have closed today, we would like to thank everyone for their nominations, which will now be assessed by a panel and announced at the Awards Night.

This was an Award that was introduced in November 2013 following a vote at the 2012 AGM. There are currently 25 names in the Hall of Fame, check them HERE

Richie Byrne RIP, Coaching Updates and Cycle Protest for Funding

On the 29th of September the cycling community in Ireland woke to the news of the passing of the "Godfather" of MTB, Richie Byrne. The 54 year old was an active promoter of mountain biking and dedicated much of his time to recruiting and developing the sport, his loss will be felt by many.

On Monday 3rd October over 800 cyclists turned up in Dublin for a Cycle Protest to demand more funding for cycling from the Government. We all know that an investment in cycling is an investment in health, environment and transport. You too can write a letter to the Minister, HERE'S HOW.

In order to promote women's mountain biking, we have been running a number of Women's Gearing Up Offroad Programmes with top mountain bikers and coaches Silvia Gallagher and Michelle Muldoon. Are you interested in taking part in the next one?

We are currently looking for clubs to participate in a Sprocket Rocket Skills League Pilot - are you interested?

We recently announced increased funding through Women in Sport for Bike for Life programmes, HERE IS HOW you can avail of this funding.

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