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Active Participation



Bike Like Me Online Training Programmes

 


As part of the Bike Like Me campaign, Cycling Ireland is excited to offer four programmes for women and girls, catering for both the beginner and intermediate riders. The programmes have been designed by Cycling Ireland Coach, Jamie Blanchfield of Premier Endurance.

 

As well as a weekly live Zoom session (details below) with an inspirational leader you will be given an 8 week training plan. The Zoom sessions will be recorded, and a link sent out the following day so you can catch up, if a live session is missed.

 

Cost:

- Free to Cycling Ireland Members.

- €10 for non-Cycling Ireland members. 

 


You will need:

- A set of rollers or a turbo trainer or an exercise bike.

- A laptop/enabled desktop/tablet or phone that can access Zoom. You also need to register free for Zoom and download it 
  before the session.

  


There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the online Zoom sessions, and if you have any questions in between the online information sessions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing 
bikelikeme@cyclingireland.ie as we are here to support you on your cycling journey. 

 

Check out the programmes below for more details;

Beginner Girls

 

When: Monday 8th Feb – Monday 29th March

Time: 6pm – 6.50pm

Where: via Zoom (you will receive the link on the day of each session)

Who is this suitable for? This programme is designed to give you an introduction to our wonderful sport from all aspects including, specific sessions, skills and knowledge that will help you become a better bike rider! Learning is the focal point of this programme!


 

Beginner Women

 

When: Monday 8th Feb – Monday 29th March

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Where: via Zoom (you will receive the link on the day of each session)

Who is this suitable for? This programme is suitable for those new or returning to training on a bike. The programme will build your fitness over the 8 weeks.


 

Intermediate Girls

When: Wednesday 10th Feb – Wednesday 31st March

Time: 6pm – 6.50pm

Where: via Zoom (you will receive the link on the day of each session)

Who is this suitable for? This programme is designed to improve on specific skills and knowledge you may already have, which will help you become a better bike rider! Learning is the focal point of this programme!




Intermediate Women

 

When: Wednesday 10th Feb – Wednesday 31st March

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Where: via Zoom (you will receive the link on the day of each session)

Who is this suitable for? This programme is designed to prepare you for racing, intensity and volume of the plan are set accordingly. We would recommend a minimum of 8 weeks of low(er) intensity work before this plan.


You can no longer sign up for these programmes. Keep an eye on the website and our social channels for future programme launches
.






Previous Programmes



Bike Like Me Girls Online Sessions


As part of the Bike Like Me campaign Cycling Ireland is excited to offer a 4 week Girls Online Sessions for
12-17 years, designed by Neill Delahaye - Cycling Ireland's National Performance Coach.

 

The 4 week Online Sessions will take place each Wednesday from 18th November to the 9th December at 7pm-8pm via Zoom. One of Ireland's top female Cyclists Eve McCrystal will be there to encourage and motivate you during each session.

The sessions will be free, fun and enjoyable, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions along the way.




Bike Like Me – Online Series for Beginner Cyclists

The Bike Like Me Online Series for Beginner Cyclist is led by Cycling Ireland Tutor Tarja Owens. Tarja has a vast amount of knowledge as both a high performance athlete and over a decade of coaching and tutoring experience.  Topics covered will include information on what to wear, bike set up, cycle safety, and lots of hints and tips to get you started.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the online information sessions, and if you have any questions in between the online information sessions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing bikelikeme@cyclingireland.ie as we are here to support you on your cycling journey. 





Bike Like Me 6 week Online Training Programme


As part of the Bike Like Me campaign Cycling Ireland is excited to offer a 6 week Online Training Programme for Intermediate Level, designed by Neill Delahaye - Cycling Ireland’s National Performance Coach. This will be free to Cycling Ireland Members and a small fee for non-Cycling Ireland members. 

The 6 week Online Training Programme, will take place each Monday from 2nd November to the 7th December at 7pm-8pm. One of our top female cyclists Eve McCrystal will be there to encourage and motivate you during each session.

Week

Date

1

02/11/2020

2

09/11/2020

3

16/11/2020

4

23/11/2020

5

30/11/2020

6

07/12/2020



The Monday sessions have been developed as part of a 6 week programme on TrainingPeaks, designed to
re-establishing a solid routine for the off season and building up Aerobic base fitness as part of a structured and balanced programme, and not to be done ad hoc or every day, as you can injure yourself and harm your fitness by accumulating fatigue.

 





                                        Bike Like Me Strength & Conditioning


Cycling Ireland’s Bike Like Me Advocate Laura Daly will be leading 6 weekly Strength & Conditioning sessions on Cycling Ireland’s Facebook commencing on Thursday 5th November – 10th December at 1pm-1.30pm. Join in on your lunch break and feel the benefits, as these sessions will compliment your cycling training. Laura will take you through functional movements, body weight movements and improve your strength through various exercises. Limited equipment will be required as this will be completed within your own home.  





Bike Like Me Online Training Programme


As part of the Bike Like Me campaign Cycling Ireland is excited to offer a Free 7-week Online Training Programme for women, designed by Neill Delahaye - Cycling Ireland’s National Performance Coach. This will be free to all participants.

The 7-week Online Training Programme, is taking place each Monday from 18th May to the 6th July at 7pm. Our top female cyclists will be leading the sessions to encourage and motivate you during each session.


Week

Date

Leader

Week 1

18th May

Imogen Cotter

Week 2

25th May

Orla Walsh

Week 3

8th June

Eve McCrystal

Week 4

15th June

Lara Gillespie

Week 5

22nd June

Eileen Burns

Week 6

29th June

Katie-George Dunleavy & Eve McCrystal

Week 7

6th July

Imogen Cotter



The Monday sessions are designed as part of a 7 week programme on TrainingPeaks by Cycling Ireland’s National Performance Coach - Neil Delahaye. They are designed to be done as part of this structured and balanced programme, and not to be done ad hoc or every day, as you can injure yourself and harm your fitness by accumulating fatigue.








Cycling Ireland Women’s Only Zwift League

 

As part of the Bike Like Me campaign we are encouraging and supporting more women to 'Get into Racing'. Following consultation and feedback from members we are launching a women's only league with events every Wednesday evening.

 

There are 7 races, taking place each Wednesday from 29th April to the 10th June.  The riders best 4 results will be included on the leader board.



Bike Like Me - Virtual Festival Webinar


As part of the Bike Like Me Virtual Festival a webinar was hosted by Tri Talking Sport's Joanne Murphy discussing 'Women in Sport' with some of our top riders. Become inspired by elite cycling stars Eve McCrystal, Katie-George Dunleavy and Lara Gillespie along with Bike Like Me Advocate Ruth Nugent. This 1 hour panel discussion offers insights, stories, words of encouragement and some tips for newbies. Watch HERE

 



 




20x20 Chapter 4 - How Participation Makes Us Feel


We’ve seen a lot of jaw-dropping skills. But sport isn’t just for elite athletes and being physically active isn’t just about sport. Finding something you love doing is giving yourself the gift of participation, whether that be a run, yoga, a cycle, a walk, a sea swim, dancing around the kitchen with your family. No proving. Just Moving


Activities & Resources - Check out the Advice for beginner and intermediate cyclists and also Irish competitive cyclist Imogen Cotter has created a video to help you get your bike prepared for use both for safety and to ensure it is set up to get your body in the optimum position – make sure to take a look before you get started.


 

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