Connacht Cycling Women’s Training Day – Sligo 

Connacht Cycling will host a series of Women’s Training days in the province over the coming months. With a specific focus on supporting those female road cyclists who wish to improve on their bike skills and take group riding confidence to the next level, the coaches at each event will encourage and educate those in attendance in a fun, friendly relaxed environment. 

The first event in the series takes place in Sligo at 10am this Saturday 3rd July. Supported by Sligo Sports Partnership, this training day will provide practical training advice and road skills to enhance and improve the road cycling experience for all of our participants. 

Delivering the session this Saturday are Heather Foley and Rachel Nolan, both athletes have a wealth of experience in cycling and endurance racing. 

Heather Foley started her life in sport in triathlon before making the switch to cycling and back to triathlon in more recent times. She has excelled in triathlon and cycling on the road and on the track at home and abroad. The former National Road Racing Champion is a multiple Triathlon National Champion and a five-time National Duathlon Champion. 

Rachel Nolan is an ultra endurance athlete with lots of experience in both adventure and bike racing at home and abroad. Rachel’s most recent achievement was completing an Everesting Challenge, clocking up 8,848 meters of climbing on a mountain bike on the side of Croagh Patrick. Last year,  Rachel won the Transatlantic cycling race crossing the finish in Kinsale after 2,200km of self supported racing. 

Saturday’s session will run from 10am – 2pm with lunch provided for all participants.  Registration for the session is €10 per person- pre registration is required by Wednesday the 30th of June on the link HERE.  The session will be delivered in line with Covid19 Guidelines.