The Women’s Commission are excited to host Cycling Ulster’s first festival of women’s cycling at the “Tollymore Mountain Centre” on Saturday 15th October. A day dedicated to Ulsters fabulous female members with something for everyone – guided road and mountain bike rides in the morning followed by lunch and a fun filled afternoon of workshops. This event is open to over 18 Cycling Ulster females. Tickets are limited and price includes lunch and all activities. Please select the ticket that corresponds with what morning cycling group you would like to join.An opportunity to ride new routes, hone your skills, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Bikes, buns and banter whats not to like. We look forward to seeing you seeing you there!

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Deirdre is a member of Carn Wheelers Cycling Club, a Community Bike Leader, a Women in Sport Advocate for 2022 and IT’S NOT A RACE* Ambassador. Deirdre tells us what she loves about cycling-
“For me, cycling is all about friendship, fitness, fresh air and fun. I’ve always had a bike and enjoyed cycling. In 2017, I joined Carn Wheelers Cycling Club after recovering from a difficult year of illness. Since then, I’ve enjoyed new friendships, experiences and getting fitter in body and mind.
Road cycling is my main discipline and I set up a ladies cycling group within my club in 2021 and was appointed as one of the Cycling Ireland Women in Sport Advocates for 2022.This lead to my involvement in the IT’S NOT A RACE* campaign and I am privileged to be able to encourage and support female participation in cycling in my local area and to share my love of cycling and all its benefits.” ?? ???? ??????? ?? ??????? ??? ??? ?? ??? ???

We are excited to introduce you to one of our morning MTB guides, Beefy Mullan.
Say the name “Philip Beefy Mullan” in Mountain Biking circles and it’s immediately clear that he’s one of the most respected racers & coaches in the business.
With 7 Masters Titles in Downhill & Enduro alongside a successful & ever-growing Coaching Business “Racefit MTB Coaching” there isn’t much this man doesn’t know about the sport. Philip strives to excel in coaching absolute beginners through to seasoned racers, and everything in-between.
His coaching style is trust focused and goal oriented and he delivers in a positive, knowledgeable, supportive and fun way. His Summer Race School has become a firm favourite with younger riders and parents alike and, recognising the explosion in the number of women & girls taking up the sport, he has delivered a number of popular Women’s skills sessions…

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Workshops in the afternoon

Difficult decisions to make, which afternoon workshops will you sign up to at our Big Day Out in Tollymore on 15th October?
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Meet Lucie who will be welcoming you to her  ‘Yoga for Cyclists’ afternoon workshop.  She has trained in Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga – as well as meditation, pranayama and philosophy.  On the side she’s studying a masters degree in the Science of religions. She describes that she sometimes attempts to ride her bike for ridiculously long distances and make coffee for a living.  The session will cover: ?‍♀️ A short introduction to yoga, mindfulness and meditation and the benefits of it. ?‍♀️A break down of a few poses that can benefit your cycling practice ? A cool down, breath work and introduction to notions of meditation 

Lucie on the left ( ) with Nicola Carter (Newry Wheelers and Dance teacher)

If you’ve been lucky enough to grab a ticket to The Big Day Out then you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a number of afternoon workshops, including Strength and Conditioning with Carla from
We are looking forward to introducing you to our Experts, Group ride leaders and panel members.