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CYCLING IRELAND ROAD & TT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
CYCLING IRELAND NEWS UPDATE - JULY 2020
By Cycling Ireland
28 Jul 2020,
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Cycling Ireland has been working in conjunction with local organisers to stage the 2020 Road and TT National Championships on the UCI suggested dates of August 20-23.
However, due to the ongoing challenges with regard to hosting a major event in compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions on travel, we regret to inform participants and fans alike that the event cannot proceed as planned on August 20-23.
The possibility of hosting the event at a later date in 2020 is being explored. A further statement outlining the status of the event will be issued as soon as possible.
DREAMING OF THE PARALYMPIC GAMES?
Cycling Ireland seeking expressions of interest in paracycling programme
Cycling Ireland’s paracycling development programme identifies talent and develops athletes to their full potential. If you have ever dreamed of representing Ireland at a Paralympic Games or standing on the top step of the podium, Cycling Ireland can help you make this a reality.
Cycling Ireland’s high-performance paracycling programme is acknowledged in Sport Ireland’s post-Rio Review as "the most successful Irish performance programme in Rio 2016 with five medals, including two Gold."
Since Rio 2016, Irish para-cyclists have won a total of 10 UCI Paracycling World Championships medals, demonstrating the talent and ambition of Irish athletes.
Richael Timothy discovered paracycling by chance and went on to win Bronze at the World Championship in February 2020, less than 2 years after joining the programme.
“Initially I wasn’t aware para sport was an option for me because I have an acquired brain injury. Once I joined the programme, I was blown away by the squad’s commitment to excellence and the professional supports in place to help us progress to the next level.
“Training alongside Paralympic and World Champions is inspiring and drives us all on to be the best we can be. While I am only at the start of my para-cycling career I have benefited so much already.”
“I would encourage people with all types of disability to consider the opportunity and reach out to Cycling Ireland if they have ever dreamed of pulling on the Irish kit.”
Cycling Ireland is now seeking expressions of interest from people willing to commit to a programme and develop to their full potential.
All categories of impairment including, but not limited to, the following:
Visually Impaired, Wheelchair, Amputee, Traumatic Limb Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Congenital Anamoly (e.g. Club foot), Inherited Conditions (e.g. Charcot-Marie-Tooth), Neurological Conditions.
Male and Female from 16 years+
All sporting and non-sporting backgrounds considered
Talent transfer athletes
Please complete an expression of interest form link here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTF52MD
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications close 1st September.
PROGRAMME OF DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH AND JUNIOR RIDERS
A domestic programme of activities will be delivered by Cycling Ireland’s High-Performance Unit to support young riders ongoing development throughout 2020. From Monday, August 3rd a weekly educational webinar will be delivered covering topics relevant to young athletes interested in progressing to an elite level.
Leading experts including coaches, physiologists, nutritionists, performance analysts, Olympians, and other specialists will provide support and education to young male and female riders.
Additional opportunities including domestic training days and competition will also form part of the development programme with further details to be announced.
· Male & Female riders aged 14-18 years
· Open invite to cyclists of all abilities and across all disciplines
· Desire to maximise own potential
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, health risks, uncertainty regarding travel, and potential impact on schooling, Cycling Ireland is adopting a cautious and pragmatic approach and will not be sending youth/junior teams abroad for competition or training for the remainder on 2020. While this is of great disappointment to all concerned, the health and safety of riders and staff is our primary concern as well as the long-term development and support of riders.
Please complete an expression of interest form click link below by Thursday, 31st July.
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