Bike for Life Greystones

Bike for Life Greystones

Do you have a bike and want to use it more? Do you already cycle but want to learn new skills, and meet new people? If so, Bike for Life is for you – the beginners cycling programme aimed at bringing you to the next level on the bike by teaching new skills. Bike for Life will be taking place in Greystones from April to September 2015, Contact Colin Short on (087) 250 5797 or colin_short@eircom.net for more information.

for Life is a cycling skills programme, where you learn all the basic cycling skills, from riding in groups and bike handling skills to nutrition, goal setting, riding on the road, and bike maintenance.

for Life suits anyone over 15 years old who wants to take up cycling again or those wishing to start from scratch.

What will I learn?

In Bike for Life, you will learn a variety of skills related to cycling. The basic content can be seen below, with the level of learning depending on the start point of the rider.

·      Preparing for a Bike Ride: What to wear, what to bring.

·      Riding safely on the road: Basic road skills, advanced road skills, riding in the dark.

·      Riding as a group: Riding in pairs, riding as a group, group riding etiquette.

·      Using shared facilities: Riding in low volume traffic, riding in higher volume traffic.

·      Bike handling skills: Basic bike handling skills, advanced bike handling skills.

·      Nutrition & Hydration: Basic requirements, requirements for a cyclist.

·      Bike repair & maintenance: Basic bike maintenance.

·      Training for your cycling goals: Getting started, going further and cycling challenges

Cycling Ireland’s
Bike for Life programme is supported by HSE, Get Ireland Active, TODAY fm, and Irish Sports Council through women in sport.

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