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Girl's Training Camp - Half Term

26/01/2015
Girl's Training Camp - Half Term

The first of two junior training camps this summer will take place during the half term break, from 17th to 19th February. The format will be similar to last July’s hugely successful training camp at Kippure. During the day participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evening they will learn about some of the vital skills that will help support them as they develop as cyclist, skills such as training advice, nutrition & strength & flexibility training. The camp will be subsidised by the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland and as a result it will cost just €100 per person!

Organising the camp will the Junior Talent Team’s Head Coach Orla Hendron ” The purpose of the camp will be to give the girls exposure to a number of different cycling disciplines and to learn more about taking a balanced approach to cycling training. What’s more they’ll benefit from doing this in an environment with their peers.”

Venue: Avon Ri Adventure Center, Wicklow

Ages: Girls from Under 14s to U23s

Standard required: Participants must have a road bike in good order, a helmet and a Cycling Ireland licence. Under 14s should be able to ride 40k, under 16s should be able to ride 70k and under 23s 90k. These requirements are for the purposes of safety.

Schedule:

  • Arrival: Avon Ri Tuesday 17th Feb between 9 – 10 am
  • Tuesday morning: Skills & Spins starting 10.45 am
  • Tues evening: Training advice from one of Ireland’s leading cycling coaches; Aidan Hammond
  • Wednesday morning: Mounting Biking at Ballinastoe Wood
  • Wednesday evening: A strength & flexibility session targeted specifically for cyclists
  • Thursday: Track training at Sundrive Velodrome
  • Camp finishes on Thursday 19th in Sundrive Velodrome at 3pm approx

Cost €100. This includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation with full board;
  • Transport to Ballinastoe and Sundrive on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Bike hire at Ballinastoe and Sundrive
  • Coaching, nutrition advice & strength & flexibility class

Spaces are strictly limited. The camp represents excellent value and places are likely to fill up fast so please make sure to sign up as soon as possible using this link if you are interested in taking part. Please note you can pay on the day – cash or cheques only as we’ve no credit card facilities. Please contactorlahendron@hotmail.com with any queries.

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