Developing a Cycling Hub

The Cycling Hub blueprint has been developed by Cycling Ireland as an overarching guide for coordinated planning and development of Cycling Hubs across Ireland. It provides a vision, guiding principles and Cycling Hub development options for consideration by local authorities, land owners, clubs, schools and the community.

The blueprint expresses the aspirations of Cycling Ireland to achieve improved and sustainable outcomes for Cycling Hub development across the county contributing to the growth of cycling within the community.

Click here to view the blueprint.

  • Contribution of Cycling Hub development

    In the immediate to longer term cycling hub development will contribute to;

    The support of the progression of cycling pathways introducing children and adults to cycling in a safe environment.

    The support of the development of well trained people to grow participation in cycling within local communities.

    The creation of strong local organisations and structures to sustain community engagement with cycling as a physical activity and sport.

    The provision of quality facilities across the country.

  • Potential funding sources

    1. Local Authority funds

    2. LEADER

    3. ORIS - Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme

    4. Rural & Community Development Programme – CLAR

    5. Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

    6. Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

    7. Community Capital Fund, 

    8. Sports Development, and Sports Facility Capital Grants through the area councils.  

    9. Lottery funding

    10. Sports Capital Funding  

  • Existing facilities

    A list of existing facilities can be downloaded here.

Cycling Hubs in Ulster

Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster in partnership with the Department of Communities and several local councils have funded 3 new Cycling Hubs which will be utilised for the development of cycling within the province. 

  • What are the Cycling Hubs

    The new cycling hubs will allow Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster to have a localised facility for the delivery of coach education programmes, participation programmes, partnership activities including bike maintenance and bike safety initiatives. Regional and national development training can also be provided and they will be available for cycling clubs to utilise for their own club programmes, club events or club initiatives. 

  • Locations

    Cycling Hub Council Areas: 

    1. Causeway Coast and Glens, Jim Watt Sports Centre, Garvagh

    2. Fermanagh and Omagh, Eccellesville Centre, Fintona, Omagh

    3. Newry Mourne and Down, Downpatrick Leisure Centre, Downpatrick

    4.     Antrim and Newtownabbey Council, Valley Leisure Centre, Church Rd, Newtownabbey

    5.     Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Armagh 

  • Cost

    Access will be provided free of charge to affiliated cycling clubs and groups seeking to utilise the cycling hubs. Pre-booking is required. 

How to Book a Hub

To book one of the 3 Cycling Hubs you will need to fill out the form below. Check the availability of the hubs via the Calendar. 

You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your request has been reviewed and confirmed. Your booking will then appear on the calendar.