The Women’s Commissions Munster Girls Mentoring Programme was based in Cork this weekend (Feb 4th)
Mentors Aggie Wozniak, Sheila Lucey and Fiona Meade met the girls on a cold crisp bright morning as they assembled at Cork County hall on the banks of the lovely Lee.
Joining them also were Tracey Cotter and Joanne Lawlor ,
The youth riders from Killarney, Dingle and Middleton rode out along the river in bright sunshine on spin: of 65k, and 500 metres elevation,
Coached and advised by Aggie, Fiona and Sheila on a Route from county hall, killumney, cloughduv, crookstown, hill up to Kilmurry, (history lesson at the independence museum by Sheila at the top of the hill) , and through coachford village, Dripsey and spinning out the legs home on the Carrigrohane Straight back to the county hall ,
On their return Sheila had fresh baked Healthy Snacks on hand and all who could linger for a while longer went to the coffeeshop next door for a chat and a great Q & A session, where Fiona went through what each of the girls had learned from the day,
Some girls had missed the spin due to exams – but we will have a repeat of the day , and also an afternoon of bike skills and race tactics from Irish National Champion and former Pro Fiona Meade.
A really massive Thanks to these wonderful Cork women for their time , effort, fun and advice looking forward to the return to the rebel county.
Thanks to Cork County CC for hosting
The Women’s Commissions Munster Rep Pauline Russell launched the Girls Mentoring Program in December, and a number of elite Irish women have already added their name to helping out the up & coming young U16 riders in 2018.
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