Cycling Ireland EGM – Act NOW!

News has emerged that the meeting conducted by the board of Cycling Ireland where they agreed to nominate Pat McQuaid for the position of UCI President may not have been conducted according to official procedures.

If this is proven to be the case, legally, any decisions made at that meeting will be rendered null and void. Consequently, the board are now faced with deciding all over again, whether to nominate Pat McQuaid or to call an EGM to let the members of Cycling Ireland have their say.

However, the board are due to meet again this evening at 17:00 (26th April 2013), so you must act NOW if you want to make a difference in the future of cycling. Last time out, the board made a decision on this matter without consulting their paying members and without explaining the reasons why they nominated Pat McQuaid. Don’t let the same thing happen again.cycling_ireland3

This is an unexpected window of opportunity for the members of Cycling Ireland to stand up and be counted. Never again will Irish cyclists be given this opportunity to shape the future of the sport.

The procedures adhered to by Cycling Ireland mean that it is the clubs that must decide to convene an EGM, not individual members. Therefore it is the clubs, via their secretaries, that must contact the board members of Cycling Ireland.

This is a list of the email addresses of the club secretaries of the cycling clubs of Ireland. Find your own club secretary on the list and contact them urging them to let Cycling Ireland know that we want an EGM to discuss this matter. Or better yet, contact ALL of the secretaries using this prepared list of addresses letting them know that you want an EGM.

If you wish to also contact the board directly to let your feeling on this issue be known, their email addresses are as follows:

Alternatively, send an email to with your message and your club name and I will forward it on to all relevant parties.

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  1. Anonymous - April 26, 2013 @ 1:57 pm


  2. Miguel In The Rain - April 26, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    Apologies if this may seem an odd comment, but was it not possible for Cycling Ireland to give their board members Cycling Ireland email accounts?

    Considering these chaps have the power to nominate Pat McQuaid for a 3rd term as the most powerful man in cycling, this hotchpotch of gmail, hotmail and yahoo accounts does not give the most professional reflection of the organisation in my humble opinion.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t see McQuaid being ousted even if he has to beg Swaziland for a nomination because of a lack of credible alternatives unless Greg LeMond has thrown his hat into the ring.

  3. Nialler67 - April 26, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    @Miguel in the rain: He cannot stand for re-election without the nomination of Cycling Ireland, his home federation.

  4. Irish Peloton - April 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    He can also ask for a nomination from the Swiss federation because he has residence there. But that’s it, has to be Ireland or Switzerland.

  5. dermur - April 26, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    Based on their last vote, the CI board should ALL be given bunch of yahoo accounts…

  6. Skippy - April 26, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    AM i the ONLY Irishman that thinks ” james burn ” is a disgrace to Ireland and thus does not deserve the Nomination for a 3rd term ?
    Even after the previous meeting , i was requesting People to convene an ” Extraordinary General Meeting ” , to overturn the Nomination ! Of course NOTHING HAPPENED ! i am not a Member , but feel that there is no point , when i would be represented by a bunch of Emus, with their heads in the Sand , hoping the ” duststorm ” would pass them by .

    Why did this article appear at such a late date ?

    The only Member of Cycling Ireland , with Integrity , resigned after the previous vote ! Could we see the RESIGNATION of the remainder of the Board TONIGHT ?


  7. Steel Classics - April 26, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Just seen that you’ve managed to get the EGM together- just want to say “Thank you guys”. If change is going to come it’s going to be from the ground up. Well done. And well done Anto

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