Proper funding is needed to send such riders more often abroad and develop their skills, it also gives them a chance to improve their gridding place in future big races, as the off-road budget for the CX National team must be the poorest in Europe>> €2500 +€1100 from fundraising << and no room for more travels except mayor champ UCI races, and this also very limited in riders. Thankfully this time some parents could travel with them and help them with some costs, but this will not always be the case as financially it could be a burden to their parents too and my worry is that some talent maybe can not afford to travel when selected! Andy Layhe (photo above) done his best over the last few years as a manager and coach, but with such funding, he can not do miracles and we don’t expect that either, and with the resources he had, he did well…Unfortunately, he felt like Don Quichotte…Andy resigned before the European Champs but finished his job as promised till after this week…my hat off for that ..his teenagers done well as they had the proverbial mountain to climb, starting from the back in a top international field…They all moved up, some as much as 30 places, now that bodes for the future so long we can provide it (Dany B)
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August 29, 2019
What’s on this week? Cycling Event’s Calendar Northern Ireland from Tuesday 1st June till Sunday 6th June courtesy of Cycling Ireland + Provisional entry list for the Noel Teggart Memorial this Sunday in Banbridge!
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