Ulster Cycling News
1Sep/140

Bike for Life leader course

There are a few places left on this Saturday's Bike for Life Leader Course which takes place at the House of Sport in Belfast. The course lasts from 10am - 5pm at a cost of £26. Pre-requisite for the course is a Foundation Level Coaching certificate.

The Bike For Life Leader course is a one day course with both theory and practical based elements. However, greater emphasis will be placed on the practical aspect of this course and will include some bike riding.
What is Bike for Life? This programme has been designed to assist riders who want to develop knowledge, skill and fitness by providing a flexible programme that can easily be tailored to your riders needs by a qualified Bike for Life Leader.

• Bike for Life is a led ride programme offered at three levels and consisting of 10-12 weekly sessions. Each week will offer some skill or knowledge development with there being an emphasis on actual riding. The aim is to improve the confidence and competence of riders primarily in a road environment, although it can be delivered in other settings.
• Bike for Life aims to create a community of cyclists, with a focus on the social side of the sport.

The Bike for Life Programme Content

• 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, advance bike handling skills
• Nutrition & Hydration: Basic requirements, requirements for a cyclist
• Bike Repair & Maintenance: Basic bike maintenance
• Training for your Riding Goals: Getting Started, going further and cycling challenges

Should you have any questions regarding this programme and training please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are interested in attending please contact me by email. Only 3 places available and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Kind regards,

Róisín Hickey
Coach Education and Development Administrator
Cycling Ireland
619 North Circular Road
Dublin 1
e: coaching@cyclingireland.ie
w: www.cyclingireland.ie
p: 01 8551641

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