Cuchulainn CC to hold women’s only league

Members of the Cuchulainn Cycling Club Women's League
Cuchulainn Cycling Club Dundalk are to host a women’s-only Cycling League.

Cuchulainn Cycling Club Dundalk are to host a women’s-only Cycling League.

The league begins on May 6 and runs every Tuesday evening over eight weeks. It will be suitable for women of all abilities, from true beginners to advanced racing cyclists since it is handicapped to reflect ability and experience.

Entry is free and you can register on the first night but you must have a Cycling Ireland club competition licence to participate. These are available online at www.cyclingireland.ie

The first night is a five-mile Time Trial from Felda to Castlebellingham and over the next three weeks competitors will race on an out and back circuit to Dunleer, covering approximately 30km. A 10 mile Time Trial is planned for week five, followed by two weeks racing on a tougher Ravensdale circuit before returning to the Dunleer route to complete the programme of races.

The club have been running this league for four years now and have enjoyed inviting local women and girls as well as riders from other clubs including Newry Wheelers and Bohermeen CC. The atmosphere is friendly and sociable with a focus on improving cycling skills and fitness. Most importantly the post-race coffee and chat is always fun!

Cuchulainn Ladies meet every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm at Felda Gym on the Dublin Road and go for a spin to prepare for the league. Why not come along and give it a go?

See www.dundalkcycling.com for details or Cuchulainn CC women on Facebook.