Next Sunday 25th of January the club will be launching 2 new groups. ** Note change of start point **

The 1st group will be the ‘Masters’ and will be lead by Stephen Breheny. The group will cater for those aiming to complete sportives during the year with distances starting at 60km progressing towards 80km spins. The group will aim for a steady 24-25kmph (15 mph).

The group will leave the Clock at 9.15am sharp every Sunday.

The 2nd group will be the newly established ‘Ladies/Beginners’ group. The group will be lead by Suzanne O’Toole. The group will be dedicated to those who wish to start cycling, building up their confidence and distance and getting used to cycling is groups.

The route will be out to Louisburgh and back, a distance of around 40km, but this distance can be reduced to cater for starting out.

The group will leave the Clock at 9.15am sharp  every Sunday morning.

Leisure riding is defined as anything that is not an organised race. Other than that it covers anybody who wants to ride their bike, be they new to cycling, experienced hands, slow, fast, young, old, climbers, sprinters, and will aim to find something for everyone presumably because you like to cycle and would like to do it in a group or in the company of like-minded souls.

Requirements

It is mandatory for each rider to wear a hard shell helmet while on club spins.

The following are also required to participate on the spins:

  • Bike in good working order
  • Tyres and brakes must be in good condition
  • Pump, tyre levers and 1 or 2 spare tubes are mandatory for road side repairs
  • Food, water bottle, money and rain jacket

 

Please read the Covey Wheelers website for details on Etiquette and Technique to get a brief understanding of how to ride in a group and how to cycle on the road. The group leader(s) will also be on hand to help with any questions during the spin.

 

Note: You can come out with us on a trial basis for up to three cycles without being a member. You must register after this as this allows us make sure we have the right number of experienced leaders on hand and that you are covered for insurance.

You will find further information on these sites which will help give you a rough overview.

http://www.cyclingireland.ie/page/disciplines/leisuresportive

http://www.leisurecycling.ie/