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Coaching E-Zine - Bike for Life Programme in Waterford

Interested in becoming a Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor, find anupcoming course.By:  Pauline Cunningham
Date:  25th September 2014

Bike for Life programme in Waterford

Waterford Sport Partnership run another hugely successful Bike for Life programme ahead of the Sean Kelly Tour of Dungarvan

Waterford Sports Partnership has just finished running “Bike for Life” for the second consecutive year. This programme was developed by Cycling Ireland and funded by Get Ireland Active, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Women in Sport which enabled WSP to run two cycling programmes; an eight week programme in Waterford City and a seven week programme in Dungarvan. 
The Bike for Life Programme was designed to assist cyclists who want to develop their cycling knowledge, skills and fitness levels. This programme targeted women who may have previously cycled or those just beginning to get out cycling and enjoy the benefits of regular physical activity. The overall aim of the programme was to teach the participants basic bike skills (balancing, gearing, breaking etc.) and improve their confidence and competence whilst cycling on the road. Each training session included learning a new bike skill followed by a spin (and an odd coffee!!!). 
The programme started in July and was run by female that were recruited from previous WSP cycling programmes. The tutors assisted WSP to  designed and led all the sessions and spins for the duration of the two programmes, gearing the women up to take part in the 50km Sean Kelly Cruise on Sunday 24th August. 

Programme participant Colette Hackett was delighted with how the programme ran and said “If you are thinking of getting back on your bike go for Bike for Life. Great course, very well targeted and delivered. Thoroughly enjoyable”. 
WSP would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the tutors for their efforts, commitment and most of all enthusiasm which made the programme a huge success. Last but not least, a big congratulations to all the ladies from Waterford City and Dungarvan who took part in the programme and participated in the 2014 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford - Looking forward to seeing you all again next year, so keep the wheels in motion!

Find out more about the Cycling Ireland Bike for Life programme go to the Cycling Ireland programme page on the Cycling Ireland website

Interested in becoming a Bike for Life Leader, find an upcoming course.
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