Safety

Covey Club Bike Bottles

The club are now selling branded 600ml bike bottles. They can be bought directly via our website and they will be delivered at an agreed time and place. https://www.westportcc.ie/shop/covey-wheeler-water-bottles/ We plan on having a collection point before and after the Covey League race on 15th of August but we can also setup a meeting point…

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Bike Maintenance

Performing regular maintenance, during the winter months in particular, on a bicycle will improve its performance and longevity, and reduce the risk of breakdowns. The exact schedule for a particular bicycle will depend on how it is used: its weekly mileage, the weather conditions, road surface conditions and so on. Most parts will need attention…

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Cycling Etiquette

Etiquette and Technique For those new to group cycling in races, touring events or on club runs there are plenty of unwritten rules, traditions and techniques that are quickly acquired and will make the experience safer and more enjoyable for all. Here is a brief summary: The group rides in two abreast formation. Pair off…

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Recommendations for new riders

Carry extra food and water. In winter time – Don’t rely on minimum lighting requirements. Consider carrying a front light. It is strongly recommended that riders use more that one rear red light. Wear a reflective vest, reflective leg bands, and other brightly reflective clothing. Carry a tool kit, spare inner tubes (and patches), and…

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Cycling Awareness

Cycling 2 abreast   With the large increase in cyclists deaths last year and the death of a cyclist in our locality last week Noel Gibbons who is Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council was in contact. He has asked us to review the attached document and the information within, Noel outlined “cyclists too…

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