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Junior Cycling Update

posted 8 Jul 2013, 15:06 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 15 Jul 2013, 15:19 ]
The emphasis on underage cycling is on bike handling and road safety skills. All cyclists are taught skills such as cycling safely in a group, braking, cornering, hand signals, verbal signals to others in the group, crossing roads, junctions, roundabouts etc. 

Lough Sheever is a relatively safe environment to practice these skills especially for new recruits. When the coaches know that the youths have grasped the basics the link road to the Delvin road is proving to be a safe open road to progress onto as there is good visibility for motorists and cycling lanes. 

Parents of all youths must complete a parental consent form provided to the youths. Anybody that has not submitted one is requested to do so next week. All youths are asked to join Lakeside Wheelers by using the link on the Lakeside Wheelers website. Membership for Under 14 is €5 and Under 16 is €35. 

Junior Spins
The junior groups start from Lough Sheever Park (at the Heiton Buckley Building) every Monday evening at half 6 and we would like to encourage anyone with an interest in the sport over the age of twelve to come out and give it a try, all you need is a roadworthy bike (racer) and a helmet.

Junior Tour of Ireland
Well done to Eoin Lynch who recently completed the Junior Tour of Ireland. Eoin was riding with the Leinster Development squad. Eoin was the first junior from the club to compete in the race in the last few decades. If this wasn’t enough to be doing Eoin travelled to Belgium this week to take part in a number of races there. Best of luck Eoin & keep us up to date on how it goes.  

Juniors assemble at Lough Sheever
Junior cyclists who were out on Monday last from Lough Sheever Park.
Left to right: Thomas Kilmurray, Conor Canton, Jason Reynolds, IanLambdon, Ryan Leads, Taylor Yeates, Liam Nugent, Jack Cunnane,Josh Kiernan, Conon Dunne, Aaron Griffin, Eoin Hogan, Robert Burzawa,Sean Kennedy.