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Online Cycle Skills Challenge

Published: August 27, 2020


Want to test out your cycling skills?

Sign up to our FREE Bike Week ‘Cycle Skills Challenge’ for 8 to 14 year olds

(Monday 21st to Friday 25th September)

WSP and Green Schools have teamed up to test your cycling skills!
We will send you a video each day with tricks and challenges
for you to try at home.  There will be three challenges/tricks per day for novice, intermediate and advanced cyclists.

All you need is a well maintained bike & helmet!

YOU MUST REGISTER TO TAKE PART!
REGISTER FREE HERE 

For further information please contact:
Peter Jones on
087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Learn to Cycle a Balance Bike

Published: August 27, 2020


Teach your child to cycle?

Sign up to our FREE Bike Week ‘Balance Bike Programme’

(Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th September)

We  will send you eight progressive videos to help you to teach your child to cycle a balance bike. These short interactive videos will help you to develop your child’s fundamental movement skills as well as improving their cycling ability.

All you need is a well maintained balance bike & helmet!

YOU MUST REGISTER TO TAKE PART!
REGISTER FREE HERE NOW 

For further information please contact
Peter Jones on
087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

Waterford Bike Week 2020

Published: August 26, 2020

Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September 2020

National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. The initiative was developed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and continues to grow each year. Bike Week is organised locally by Local Authorities, Local Sports Partnerships, Community Groups, Clubs, Schools and other interested cycling stakeholders. Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over an extended week each year, with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.

Cycling is fun and anyone of any age can ride a bike; it’s a perfect chance to spend quality time with family outdoors and is a very flexible form of exercise. Cycling has seen a huge increase during lockdowns imposed on Irish communities with 510,000 people recorded as cycling once a week in May of this year, Bike Week aims to continue this trend.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Bike Week 2020 has been rescheduled from its original June date and is now taking place from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September. Waterford Sports Partnership in partnership with Waterford City & County Council and An Taisce Green Schools will again coordinate Bike Week for the people of Waterford.

THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE ALSO RUNNING BIKE WEEK EVENTS SUPPORTED BY BIKE WEEK FUNDING:
North Suburbs Community Youth Project| Manor St. John Youth Services | Rehabilitation and Recovery Service | St. John’s Special School Dungarvan | Garranbane N.S. | Pact Youth Diversion Project | Tigh Súgradh |Axa Community Bike Rides | Waterford Mental Health Services | Portlaw Women’s Group | Lismore No Limits Women’s Group | Wacky Wednesday Women’s Group
Waterford Educate Together NS | White Strand Foroige Youth Club | Fews National School | Carbally Active Retirement Group | The Carbally Community Development Project | Solas Cancer Support Centre | Scoil an Bhaile Nua | Knockanore NS | Villierstown NS |Presentation Secondary School.

For further information on Waterford Bike Week 2020, please contact Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or email at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

All Bike Week training and events are FREE – Check them out below  . . . .

Let’s Cycle Refresher Training

Published: August 21, 2020


Are your cycling skills a little rusty – then dust off those bikes and let’s get the wheels in motion!

The Programme will run over two weeks covering M-Check, Ready Position, Breaking, Cornering, Gearing, Greenway Etiquette and Rules of the Road. All you need is a bike & helmet!

We have three programmes coming up in Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas, Waterford & Durrow
€10 per person (Includes Bike Maintenance Kit)

Details are as follows:

Let’s Cycle WOMEN

WATERFORD CITY
Tuesday 15th & Tuesday 22nd September | 5.30 to 7pm
Regional Sports Centre (Car Park)
BOOK HERE NOW

DUNGARVAN
Thursday 17th & Thursday 24th September | 11am to 12.30pm
Walton Park  | Abbeyside  (Entrance beside Eurospar)
BOOK HERE NOW

For more information please contact Pauline Casey on 086 783 7385 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Let’s Cycle MEN

KILMACTHOMAS
Monday 14th & Monday 21st September | 11am to 12.30pm
Workhouse Kilmacthomas (Car Park)
BOOK HERE NOW

DUNGARVAN
Tuesday 15th & Tuesday 22nd September | 5.30 to 7pm
Walton Park (Entrance beside Eurospar)
BOOK HERE NOW

Let’s Cycle Refresher

DURROW
Friday 18th & Friday 25th September | 11am to 12.30pm
Waterford Greenway Car Park Durrow
BOOK HERE NOW

For more information please contact Peter Jones on 087 785 5940 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Funding Available for Bike Week 2020

Published: August 7, 2020

Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September 2020

National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. The initiative was developed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and continues to grow each year. Bike Week is organised locally by Local Authorities, Local Sports Partnerships, Community Groups, Clubs, Schools and other interested cycling stakeholders.

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over an extended week each year, with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.

Cycling is fun and anyone of any age can ride a bike; it’s a perfect chance to spend quality time with family outdoors and is a very flexible form of exercise. Cycling has seen a huge increase during lockdowns imposed on Irish communities with 510,000 people recorded as cycling once a week in May of this year, Bike Week aims to continue this trend.

Due to the impact of Covid 19, Bike Week 2020 has been rescheduled from its original June date and is now taking place from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September. Waterford Sports Partnership in partnership with Waterford City & County Council and An Taisce Green Schools will again coordinate Bike Week for the people of Waterford.

Community events and programmes will be organised by the steering committee which will include:-

  • Lunchtime cycle in Waterford City & Dungarvan
  • Bike Maintenance health checks
  • Men’s cycling programme
  • Women’s Cycling programme
  • Mountain bike taster sessions
  • Extensive online video library to assist all target groups

SMALL SCALE GRANT OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!
Waterford City and County Council and WSP have also secured funding to offer small scale bike week grants to community groups to organise events during the week and will offer assistance to successful applicants. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

Download an APPLICATION FORM and TERMS and CONDITIONS.
Download the GRANT CLAIM FORM

Completed applications should be emailed to Emma Smyth esmyth@waterfordcouncil.ie
or, alternatively, application forms can be posted to:
Emma Smyth, Community Dept., Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.
The closing date for applications is 4 p.m. Friday 21st August 2020

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of event organisers to adhere to any HSE/Government COVID 19 guidelines in place at the time of their event.
View Cycling Ireland’s event Guidelines HERE

For further information on Waterford Bike Week 2020, please contact Peter Jones on 087 1015130 or email at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Cycle Right Disability Trainer Module

Published: March 5, 2020

This practical training introduces participants to the Learn to Cycle process, specifically for individuals with a disability who aim to cycle a two-wheel bicycle

Thursday 19th March
10.30am to 4pm
@ the Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road | Waterford

10 per person

This learning module is supported by resources at www.cycleright.ie  

LIMITED PLACES! BOOK HERE NOW
For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on
0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

Waterford Bike Week 2019

Published: May 21, 2019

National Bike Week 2019 takes places from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th June, as ever there are a host of activities being organised by Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Sports Partnership right across the County.


ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

Here are some of the main events . . . .

 

Funding available for Bike Week 2019

Published: April 15, 2019

Waterford City and County Council is currently inviting applications from community groups for funding to assist with the organisation of a cycling themed event during Bike Week 2019, which will take place from 22nd to 30th June. The objective of Bike Week is to celebrate cycling in all its forms and to get more people participating in cycling both for transport and recreation.

The type of groups which may apply are community groups, voluntary organisations, schools, sports clubs, active retirement groups, community childcare service providers, work places or any group that wishes to organise a bike related event on a ‘not for profit basis’ during Bike Week 2019.

Examples of possible Bike Week events include (but are not limited to):
• Guided bike tour of a town/village.  These can be themed, for example, heritage, gardens, or food trips.
• Cycles from your school to a local amenity on cycle to school/work for bike based games such as treasure hunts and slow bicycle races;
• A midsummer night cycle
• Bike maintenance workshops
• Bike art exhibition
• Bike school art competition, quiz or drama
• Family fun cycle
• Bike fashion show
• Cycling window display competition in local shops
• Picnic cycle
• Fancy dress bike parade.
• Greenway Cycle
The list is endless! 

Grants available may be somewhere in the range of €100 to €300 per successful group/event, depending on applications received and the nature of those applications.

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM HERE
DOWNLOAD THE TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE

Completed applications should be e-mailed to jcodd@waterfordcouncil.ie or, alternatively, application forms can be posted to Johnny Codd, Community Dept., Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

The CLOSING DATE for applications is 4 p.m. Friday 3rd May 2019

For further information contact: Johnny Codd, Community Section, Lo Call 0761 10 2503
Email: jcodd@waterfordcouncil.ie

Let’s Cycle

Published: October 18, 2018


If you would like to increase your cycling confidence – this is the programme for you.

Waterford Sports Partnership will run three cycling programmes in Summer 2019.
You can do one programme or all three, depending on what you would like to achieve!

Let’s Cycle  BASIC
Carpark only session | (1 x 90 minute session)
Covering bike maintenance, correct saddle height, basic riding skills and focusing on gaining confidence again.
€5pp 

Let’s Cycle CONFIDENCE
Carpark | Greenway | Cyclepath | Minimum road contact | (3 x 90 minute sessions)
Covering braking, cornering, gearing and group cycling.
€15pp 

Let’s Cycle TOGETHER
Carpark & road sessions | (4 x 90 minute sessions)
Covering road safety & etiquette on the road.
€20pp 

For more information on ‘Let’s Cycle’ please contact Pauline on 0761 10 2682
or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

Let’s Cycle Kidz

Published: October 18, 2018

Let’s Cycle Kidz is a programme for children aged 8-12 years who need to improve their cycling confidence and ability. The 90 minute session focuses on skills such as starting and stopping, balancing, pedalling and steering. The programme is run in a large tarmac surfaced space, ensuring that all children learn in a safe environment.

Cost: €5pp.
Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets, however we have some available for use.

For more information on this programme please contact:
Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
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Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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