Choo choo, here come some Training Days…

Attendees at a Cycling Leinster Training Day with Bray Wheelers

Attendees at a Cycling Leinster Training Day with Bray Wheelers

Following the success of the Youth Training Day held in Moynalty on 6th March, The second Cycling Leinster Youth training day will be held on Saturday the 2nd April in Mullingar under the auspices of Lakeside Wheelers CC.

Further Youth Training Days are at present being organised by:

  • South East Road Club – to be held  in South Wicklow on the 23rd April
  • Acorn CC – to be held in County Kildare on the 11th June.

There was a fantastic turnout of almost 100 youth cyclists at the first Cycling Leinster Training Day in Moynalty. It was very encouraging to see so many newcomers taking part in the training day

The Youth Training Day in Mullingar on Saturday 2nd April, and the other upcoming training days are open to all club coaches and interested parties from clubs that at the moment do not have youth members but wish to develop youth sections.

Several Cycling Ireland youth coaches will be on hand in Mullingar on Saturday, including Women’s Commission coaches Orla Hendron and Róisín Kennedy.

Attendees at a particularly sunny Youth Traing Day last year!

Attendees at a particularly sunny Youth Traing Day last year!

Details

Sign On at Lakeside Wheelers Club house, which is located at the Army Barracks, Ashe Road, Mullingar town, Co. Westmeath.

The event is open to all Youth, U12 – U16 riders in the region but anyone attending must be registered with Cycling Ireland. Please bring your licence or other proof of having a current licence.

Participants must have a road bike in good mechanical condition and a helmet that fits them.

Please ensure that you have plenty of food and drink for the road spins along with plenty of rain gear and warm clothing for use on the bike, and to change into afterwards etc.

Schedule for the day

09.30 – 10.15am: Sign On. Sign on fee €5.

10.30 – 11.20am: Classroom sessions

11:30am – 12:15pm: U12 / U14 skills session / U16 start their road spin

12.30 – 2.00pm: Road Spin with coaching on various road skills (Groups will be divided into U12 and U14 with distances appropriate for each age group)

Lunch (pasta) as groups return from the road spin.

3pm: it is expected that the event will finish at 3pm approx.

Pre-registration for this Training Day is not essential but the organisers would be grateful if attendees did pre-register, to ensure they will have adequate support on the day, as well as so that they may organise sufficient lunch for everyone….

** To pre-register, please email: pjwade.irl@gmail.com or text 087-3782452 with the name and age category of riders attending.

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