Supporting Ulster Women in Donegal

The David McCall Cycling Foundation have announced their third award this year. They have donated a small bursary to help support the Ulster Women's Association send a team to Rás Dun na nGall. The team which consists of Hannh Francis (Ards CC), Tonya Moran (Phoenix CC), Kay Hack (Bann Wheelers), Heather Wilson (Maryland Wheelers), Orlagh Watters (Harps CC) and Cathy Thompson U/A will represent Cycling Ulster in this three day stage event. Cycling Ulster Chairman said, "Cycling Ulster is committed to the development of Women's racing in Ulster. Through our Ulster Women's Association, we now have increased numbers participating in both road and off road cycling. We feel that that this event is an opportunity for the riders to develop endurance and experience the particular difficulties associated with Stage racing. The team is a mixture of experience and those relatively new to racing."

Hamilton Topping, speaking on behalf of the David McCall Foundation told us, "When Tommy mentioned that these women were intending to attempt this tough event we felt it was a worthy event for Foundation support. The David McCall Cycling Foundation is committed to supporting grass roots cycling in Ulster and in particular those areas of under-representation. We would like to wish the women good luck in Donegal."

The team will will be managed on the road by Kay Hack while Louise Fullerton, secretary of the Ulster Women's Association will be supporting the team.