Cycling Ulster host successful Women's Big Day Out event

Photo credit: Tony Corey

The Women’s Cycling Ulster Big Day Out took place at the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre in Co. Down on Saturday, October 15. 

The event was a huge success as over 60 women took part in a range of activities and workshops throughout the day, providing a brilliant opportunity to meet new people, improve their skills and have fun.

Road and Mountain Bike rides were held in the morning catering for all abilities and were led by experienced ride leaders and coaches including Paralympic champion Eve McCrystal, who led the advanced road group and Philip Mullan of Race Fit MTB with the advanced MTB group.

Cycling Ireland's Women in Sport Officer Elaine Cahill hosted a panel discussion with Eve McCrystal and IT’S NOT A RACE* campaign ambassador Deirdre Quinn, sharing their knowledge and experiences with the whole group after lunch. 

In the afternoon, a range of exciting workshops were held, including Trail Side Repairs with Gary McKeegan and Julie Rea, E-Bikes with Philip McCallen, Meet Nukeproof clothing designer, Yoga with Lucie Chenet and Strength and Conditioning with Carla from Fit Her Circle.

All proceeds from The Big Day Out will go to World Bicycle Relief, with £450 raised going to purchase bikes for others in low-income regions. 

Well done to everyone involved in organising this event from the Women's Commission of Cycling Ulster and a big thank you to everyone who supported this event. 

Supporters of the Women’s Cycling Ulster Big Day Out: 

Philip McCallen Cycles, McKeevers Chemist, See.Sense, Kinetica, White Mountain Biking, Cicli Sport, Madison, Spin 11, Cycle Superstore, Supporting Sport Services, Race Fit MTB, Workwear.

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Video highlights of the Big Day Out