Ulster Cycling News

Opportunities to Develop Coaching Skills

Cycling Ireland will be hosting several coaching courses in Ulster in the next few months. Two of these have been confirmed. The first of these is the Gearing Up Off Road course and it will take place on 12th & 13th October 2013 in Tollymore, Co Down. This is a two day course and will be on from   9.00am to 5:30pm. To register for this course contact Rachel Ormrod (rachel@cyclingireland.ie). Rachel is Cycling Ireland's Coach Education and Development Manager

The second course will be held on the 9th & 10th November 2013  in Newcastle, Co. Down. This is another 2 day course from   9am to 6.00pm. This is the Trail Cycle Leaders Course which is the first step in the Mountain Bike Leaders Award.

To participate in any Cycling Ireland MBLA training course you must first register by completing a form and sending it together with a cheque for €60 or £50 payable to “Cycling Ireland” to the below address. On registration you will receive the MBLA Official Training Manual containing all the course material for the Trail Cycle Leader, Mountain Bike Leader, Expedition, Night Riding and Winter Conditions modules. The registration pack also contains the MBLA Logbook and additional forms and documentation to progress through the Award Scheme. To download a MBLA registration form click HERE.

To register for Cycling Ireland MBLA Scheme contact: Cycling Ireland (mbla@cyclingireland.ie)

To Register for TCL Course:  Contact MBLA Tutor:  Ian Bailey (ian@rockandrideoutdoors.com)

To find out more about the Trail Cycle Leaders Award click HERE

Places are very limited on both courses so if you wish to avail of this opportunity I would advise that you contact the course tutors as soon as possible. There are similar courses in Leinster and Connacht which my be more convenient for some.

Marian Lamb


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