Dundalk Cuchulainn Cycling Club is one of the country’s leading cycling club, catering for all types of cycling in the area. Our club, which was voted by the country’s national governing body Cycling Ireland Club of the Year in 2010 & 2012, was founded in 1935 and now stands at a record membership of over 300 cyclists.
At the heart of the club is it’s racing heritage, where the club’s riders compete in open events throughout the racing season, most recently fielding a Louth Team in the International Cycling Race, the An Post Rás. For those who prefer racing closer to home, the summer months see the hotly contested FPM Accountants Summer Cycling League. Held every Thursday nights male & female cyclists of all ages compete in a handicapped league for the overall title.
The club has embraced with open arms the relatively new cycling discipline of mountain biking. With the playground of the Cooley, mountains participants have no end of trails & paths to explore, while at all times being mindful of local agriculture & wildlife. A purpose built off road racing track has been developed on the beautiful estate of Bellurgan Park, which is the envy of many club’s throughout the country.
In recent year’s the club has seen huge growth in the number of women’s riders, to a point now where the club hosts a women’s only road racing league over the summer. This event has been a huge success & see female riders through the provinces of Leinster & Ulster travel to compete.
The largest section of the club is the leisure cyclists, where cyclists partake in training spins and non-competitive open events that focus more on scenic routes, friendly chat and finding the perfect coffee and cake shop for a mid-ride stop!
Kids and BMX
The club works from the ground up and are very heavily involved in the new Olympic sport of BMX racing. A team of dedicated coaches lead riders from as young as 6 years old on a skills programme on how to tackle this fast growing discipline of cycling.
Cuchulainn CC promote the annual Tour of Louth, a 105km ride taking in the finest parts of the county, on an annual basis & in 2010 was voted by Cycling Ireland’s members as the Leisure event of the year.
We are always looking to grow and expand. A primary goal of Cuchulainn CC is the design & building of Ireland’s first international standard velodrome. Thanks in no small part to the success of the Martyn Irvine at the recent World Championships, the sport of track cycling is seeing massive growth & currently Ireland’s elite & upcoming stars most travel abroad to train & compete. With planning permission already obtained for a greenfields site in Dundalk, an international standard velodrome is only a matter of time.