Cycling Ireland News - April 2004

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By Cycling Ireland
Apr 19, 2024 - 4:45:17 PM

Team Announced Ahead of Junior Nations Cup
19 April 2024

Cycling Ireland National Development Coach Michael Black has named a team of six riders to represent Ireland in the 52nd edition of the Junior Peace Race in the Czech Republic.

This is the opening Junior Nations Cup event of the year and will take place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of May.

The Nations Cup will provide the riders selected with an exciting opportunity to represent Ireland and gain valuable experience on the international stage. The strength and depth of the team shows the continued focus from Cycling Ireland on youth athlete development and creating a high performance pathway.

The team in alphabetical order is:

- Josh Callaly
- Patrick Casey
- Joseph Mullen
- Seth Dunwoody
- Conor Prendergast
- Cal Tutty

Speaking about the team selection Black said:

“We are delighted to announce the six riders for the first Nations Cup Race as a Junior team. The depth and quality of talented junior riders at the minute has made our team selection very difficult and we easily could have selected two very competitive teams.

“We are confident we can make an impact on the race and build on the individual success shown by these riders in the last number of weeks.”

Paralympic Nomination Policy Published
18 April 2024

Cycling Ireland is pleased to confirm the publication of the Paralympic Nomination Policy for cycling events for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris from August 28th to September 8th.

The focus for the squad is on the upcoming two rounds of the World Cup and securing our quota allocation ahead of the Games.

The document outlines the nomination process by Cycling Ireland to Paralympics Ireland, which is responsible for final selection of athletes for the 2024 Paralympic Games.

To view the Nomination Policy - click here

Cytech Training Courses Set To Be Delivered In Dublin
17 April 2024

Cytech Bicycle Technician Training Courses are set to be delivered exclusively at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun in Dublin from April of this year.

This positive news means that Cytech’s Training Courses are planned to be delivered in Ireland for the first time, with Cytech’s modules currently being translated for the Irish market.

Since being established over 30 years ago by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) in the UK, Cytech have delivered 25,000+ courses and qualifications to candidates from 50+ countries around the world including staff working for some of the world’s leading bicycle distributors.

The news comes as Rothar, a Dublin-based bicycle shop, continues to work on a collaborative approach towards the creation of a Bike Traders Association in Ireland. This will allow our bicycle industry to lobby for the development of industry standards in bicycle mechanic training, apprenticeships and other career paths.

Cycling Ireland Advocacy Contact Information
17 April 2024

Following the recent formation of the Cycling Ireland Advocacy Group, there is now a dedicated email address for all advocacy related queries.

Members of Cycling Ireland and the wider cycling community are encouraged to contact for all advocacy queries surrounding road safety.

The Advocacy Group comprises of Cycling Ireland staff, Cycling Ireland members and industry experts.

This follows Cycling Ireland's reinforced stance on road safety in light of recent fatalities and serious accidents.

Cycling Ireland Participation Manager Paul Norton highlighted the importance of input from our members and encouraged members to share their experiences, concerns and ideas to help shape the work of our Advocacy Working Group.

"We feel it's important for our members to have their say and have their voices heard when it comes to their safety, especially when using the roads. We want our members to feel they can approach Cycling Ireland on such issues and having a dedicated email account that members can voice their concerns, suggestions and ideas, is one simple step on a much larger journey that Cycling Ireland are embarking upon."