Attendance at Club events continue to draw good numbers across all abilities and days. We plan to keep running events at the times and locations below:
Tuesday & Thursday
Glenside Business Park 7pm. All abilities welcome with groups dividing into Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Beginners are also welcome but will have to self organise on these two evenings.
Lidl 8am. Advanced group. Usually a 2-3hr spin at a 28-30km/hr average.
Lidl 8am. Advanced group. Similar length and speed to Saturday.
Lidl 8:30am. Mountain Bike group. Usually 2-3hr spin on a mix of roads and trails. Open to all abilities with #nooneleftbehind
Glenside Business Park 9am. Turtles Intermediate groups. Beginners welcome but will have to self organise.
There has been significant interest in developing a beginners group within the Club for those who are brand new to cycling or have been away from it for a long time. This group would be aimed at cyclists who would currently be cycling <20km and at a slow pace.
We plan to organise these spins for a Monday and Wednesday evening so that Club members will be able to accompany, support and advise beginners while still being able to attend the usual Tuesday and Thursday groups. Beginners will also be welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays but will need to self organise on these evenings.
Club members will be asked to commit to at least one of these beginner sessions during the next couple of months but if you are interested in committing a little more time please contact Mary Harrold or Niall Harran via WhatsApp or our Facebook page.
If you are interested in joining the Beginner Group then please also contact Mary or Niall or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have a few people signed up we will get started.
CYCLING IRELAND AND CLUB MEMBERSHIP
A valid Cycling Ireland and Club membership is required for all members for all Club activities. You can renew your membership via the Cycling Ireland website or contact Club Secretary Mary Harrold via WhatsApp or our Facebook page for assistance.
Any new members are entitled to 2 spins with the Club before they need to sign up. All previous members need to renew immediately once their licence expires.
Please don’t put other members at risk by cycling uninsured and avoid the embarrassment of being asked not to take part in a Club event. We would ask that all members make sure their membership is up to date as Club officers really don’t want to be in the position of having to enforce this requirement.
We have a general WhatsApp group for chat and communication between members. If you want to be added to this group then please contact Mary Harrold or Niall Harran via WhatsApp or our Facebook page.
We have also launched a new Buy and Sell Group where members can advertise bikes, equipment and gear for sale. A link to join this group has been posted to the general WhatsApp group. Simply click on the link to join.
Unfortunately Covid19 hasn’t gone away yet and cases are once again on the rise. It is the responsibility of all of us to ensure that we protect each other. Last month we published specific advice for attending Club activities and would ask that all members familiarise themselves with this advice on a regular basis. [LINK]
At the beginning of all Club activities we ask that all attendees take part in a group photo so that we can have a record of members in the event that one of us tests positive and to facilitate contact tracing.
Cycling Ireland have also issued a “Self Assessment Screening Questionnaire” that all members should read through at home prior to attending any Club or group activity. [DOWNLOAD LINK]
The government have also launched a Covid Tracker app that will help you to check your symptoms and alert you if you come in contact with someone who tests positive and others if you test positive. This app is designed to slow down the spread of the virus and protect us all. You can get more information and download links from the government website: https://covidtracker.gov.ie/
Fundamentally if you have any symptoms, suspect that you may have been in contact with someone who has the virus or have been out of the country then you should avoid attending any Club activities for a minimum of 14 days. If you do test positive then please inform any Club officer as soon as possible so that we can inform other members of the need to get tested.
Stay Safe. Protect Each Other.
HSE Coronavirus Advice
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