Want to Get Back on Your Bike!! Then join the Bike for Life Programme.
This programme is perfect for anyone who wants to get back into cycling in a social fun leisure environment. The programme will build your cycle fitness over a number of weeks with the aim of completing the 60km distance of the Great Dublin Bike Ride as a group on the 13th September 2015.
Download Application Form – Here Bike for Life – Application Form GDBR
Bike4Life Great Dublin Bike Ride Programme
What is Bike for Life?
Bike for Life is a beginner’s cycling programme, in which a cyclist is brought through the various skills and techniques involved in cycling over an 6-8 week period. The focus of the programme is on learning and meeting new people, with the group cycle a prominent feature in the programme.
What do I learn in Bike for Life?
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
How much does it cost?
The cost to do a Bike for Life programme is usually €30 per person, but in conjunction with cycling Ireland we are able to offer this programme for €20. This includes a logbook, a high viz vest, full Cycling Ireland insurance for the duration of the programme, coaching and entry into hte Great Dublin Bike Ride on the 13th September.
When and Where?
The meeting point for the first night on Tuesday July 21st at 6pm is will be Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership Offices, Riverside, Sligo. Start locations will vary each week depending on the cycle route for that evening.
What do i need?
You will need a road worth bike with working breaks and a helmet. A water bottle and dress for the weather.
How do i get involved?
To participate in this programme you must complete an Application form and return it before the 20th July. Places are limited to 16 people and will be filled on a first come first served basis. You can Download an Application Form Here – Bike for Life – Application Form GDBR.