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Beginner Cyclist Course

posted 15 Jan 2018, 15:07 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 15:09 ]
(By Shay O'Toole - Sun 14th January 2018)   
Learner WheelerLakeside Wheelers cycling club are starting an adult beginner cycling course next Saturday, 20th January. Anyone who has an interest in taking up cycling is welcome to attend. 

The six-week course will cover a wide range of topics such as road safety, cycling etiquette, cycling skills, fitness, bike maintenance, clothing and several other cycling related topics. The course will be geared to give people an introduction to cycling and hopefully aid them to gain the confidence and skills to enjoy cycling with other like minded people.

After a brief talk on cycling topics, we plan to bring cyclists out for an hour/hour and a half spin at an easy pace on the Old Rail Trail. Having completed the course new cyclists should be able to join in with the club’s D Group which cycles out from our clubhouse based at Columb Barracks at 9.00am every Saturday. This spin entails a leisurely ride of approx. 50kms a good chat and most importantly, a tea stop.

The course is free of charge to participants and will commence at 9.15 am next Saturday, Jan 20th. If you are interested in taking part simply come along to the Co. Council carpark adjacent to the entrance to the Old Rail Trail in the Mullingar Business Park. 

Please bring a serviceable bike (racer, hybrid or mountain bike will be grand), helmet and warm clothes. If anyone has any queries please contact Gerry Wallace at 087 2557733.