Cycling Ireland CEO calls for board level issues to be resolved conclusively
The episode in recent weeks is confusing and frustrating for the cycling community in Ireland. It
is vital that the issues at Board level are resolved conclusively, so that the
company can get on with the business of looking after its members, and growing
cycling across the island.
ready to work with Sport Ireland to identify and appoint directors to the
Board, reflecting the diversity of our membership. However, it is also crucial
that these directors possess the skills and experience to provide effective
governance and deliver on our Strategic Plan. This needs to happen as a matter
of priority to ensure the continued development and growth of cycling in
Ireland. In this respect we are frustrated and very disappointed to have lost appointed directors with this undoubted level of expertise.
of Cycling Ireland is hugely passionate and proud of the positive work being
done. The current popularity, investment in infrastructure, and the physical,
mental health, environmental and community building benefits of cycling
represent a once in a generation opportunity. Participation numbers are growing
at all age groups and at all levels of cycling, and the membership and staff of
Cycling Ireland deserve a leadership which is unified and shares a
crystal-clear vision and plan for the development of the sport.
We are acutely aware of our responsibility to protect and grow the sport on behalf of our members and future generations of cyclists. Members are, and always will be, the most important part of our sport and we now need to redouble our efforts to serve their best interests.