In a spin to help Gilford prospect work towards Olympic Games dream

Members of Portadown Cycling Club during a cheque presentation to Gilford's Shenna McKiverigan.
Members of Portadown Cycling Club during a cheque presentation to Gilford's Shenna McKiverigan.
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Portadown Cycling Club members have wasted little time before setting the wheels in motion.

The recently-formed group - based at Chambers Park - presented Gilford’s Shenna McKiverigan with £250 towards her 2020 Olympic Games training programme.

McKiverigan is part of the Future Stars development squad under the guidance of Sir Chris Hoy working towards the 2020 tournament.

Her regime includes regular visits to Scotland for training sessions - with the Portadown cyclists recently staging a fundraising event to aid McKiverigan’s efforts.

“Shenna is a brilliant young local cyclist with lots of potential,” said Portadown Cycling Club chairperson Ruth Mason. “Club members were keen to organise a run and raise as much as possible to help offset a small amount of her costs.

“Due to inclement weather on the day, the run had to be cancelled.

“However, staff at the One Fitness Gym kindly stepped in and put on a special Spin class to help raise the money.

“We would like to thank One Fitness and everyone who donated, plus wish Shenna the best of luck with her Olympic training.

“We are a leisure cycling club based at Portadown Rugby Club in Chambers Park, with new members always welcome.”

For further information contact David Moore on 07713826366 or David Tennyson on 07810806901.

A special open night has been planned for Chambers Park on Monday, March 23 to run between 6-9 o’clock.