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NOW BOOKING! South East Virtual Spin

Published: September 3, 2021


Join us for the South East Virtual Spin this Bike Week!

Five South East Local Sports Partnerships have come together to develop a Virtual South East Spin during Bike Week this September.

We have joined up with Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford Local Sports Partnerships, together with their Local Authorities to encourage people all around the South East to take part in their own virtual cycle, any distance, any day during Bike Week from the 12th – 18th September 2021.

Bike Week is a national celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. We invite everyone to take part in this virtual spin and especially people who haven’t been on a bike in a long time.

You can register for your preferred distance HERE and all registered participants will receive a certificate.
There will be a limited number of snoods available for the first 200 people registered in each county.

We encourage you to take pictures of your spin and tag Waterford Sports Partnership and #southeastspin on social media.

For more information please contact:
Sinead Brannigan sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

Waterford Bike Week Events 2021 – Book now!

Published: August 25, 2021

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Sunday September 12th and end on Saturday September 18th. There are a host of activities being organised by Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford City & County Council right across the County.

Here is a full list of all our FREE bike week events . . .
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

EVENT DATE & TIME VENUE/BOOKING
Learn to Cycle a Balance Bike
Teach your child to cycle? Sign up to our FREE Bike Week ‘Balance Bike Programme’ (Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th September). We will send you eight progressive videos to help you to teach your child to cycle a balance bike. All you need is a well maintained balance bike & helmet!
  The closing date for ONLINE Registration is Friday 10th September   THE PROGRAMME IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY AN ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCE

BOOK HERE

ONLINE  Balance Bike Training
Calling all West Waterford primary schools and pre-schools – Teach your students how to cycle!  We have 15 Balance Bikes
that we can loan out to schools – first come first served.
  The closing date for ONLINE Registration is Friday 10th September   ONLINE
BOOK HERE
Passage East Spin
Join us for a 30k spin from Waterford City to Arthurstown via the Passage East Ferry.  Light lunch provided. Over 16’s.
  Sunday 12th September @10.30am   Meeting in Waterford City at the entrance to the People’s Park (Three Shippes side)
BOOK HERE
ONLINE Bike Maintenance Workshop Learn how to repair your bike and cycle safely through the winter.   Monday 13th September
7.30 to 8.30pm
  ONLINE

BOOK HERE

Park & Pedal to Work | Dungarvan
Drop your car and join our tutor led cycle spin into Dungarvan @8.45am ready for work. FREE BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE!
  Tuesday 14th September
from 8.30am
  Dungarvan Rugby Club
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for older adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Tuesday 14th September
@ 11am
  Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE
Social Leisure Cycle | Kilmacthomas
Join us for a relaxed leisure cycle on the Waterford Greenway.
  Tuesday 14th September
6 to 7.15pm
  Meeting at the Car Park , the Coach House, Kilmacthomas
BOOK HERE
Social Leisure Cycle | Dungarvan
Join us for a relaxed leisure cycle on the Waterford Greenway.
  Tuesday 14th September
6 to 7.15pm
  Meeting at the fountain
in Walton Park, Abbeyside.
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Tuesday 14th September
@6.30pm
  Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for older adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Wednesday 15th September
@11am
  Lismore Community Centre
BOOK HERE
Lunchtime Cycle | Dungarvan
Take a break from your desk! Join us for a leisurely lunchtime cycle to Clonea Strand where you can enjoy a light lunch on us! FREE BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE!
  Wednesday 15th September

@12.45pm

  Meeting at the fountain
in Walton Park, Abbeyside.
BOOK HERE
Teen City Spin
Free Teen Guided 10k Spin around Waterford City

(for 13 to 17 year olds) FREE BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE!
  Wednesday 15th September
@6.15pm
  Meeting at Waterford Regional Sports Centre.
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Wednesday 15th September
@6.30pm
  Lismore Community Centre
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for older adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Thursday 16th September
@11am
  Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
Dungarvan Teen Spin
Free Teen Guided 10k Spin around Dungarvan (for 13 to 17 year olds)
FREE BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE!
  Thursday 16th September
5 to 6.30pm
  Meeting at the fountain in Walton Park.
BOOK HERE
Learn to Cycle for 5 to 12 year olds
Does your child struggle to cycle? Want to help them learn a skill for life?
Sign-up for a 15 minute Parent and Child ‘Learn’ to cycle session.
  Thursday 16th September
2 to 3pm
  Cappoquin AFC
BOOK HERE
Indoor Turbo Cycle Training for adults
This 45 minute session will allow you to enjoy an interactive cycle indoors.
  Thursday 16th September
@6.30pm
  Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
Family Evening Cycle | Durrow
Experience a Family Cycle (children must be over 12) on the Greenway as Dusk settles.

FREE FRONT AND BACK LIGHTS WILL BE FITTED ON ALL BIKES  FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS BEFORE THE CYCLE.
  Thursday 16th September
7.15 to 8.45pm
  Meeting at the Waterford Greenway Car Park Durrow
BOOK HERE
Family Evening Cycle | Waterford
Experience a Family Cycle (children must be over 12) on the Greenway as Dusk settles.
FREE FRONT AND BACK LIGHTS WILL BE FITTED ON ALL BIKES FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS BEFORE THE CYCLE.
  Friday 17th September
7.15 to 8.45pm
  Meeting at the Waterford Greenway Car Park Carriganore
BOOK HERE
Learn to Cycle for 5 to 12 year olds
Does your child struggle to cycle? Want to help them learn a skill for life? Sign-up for a 15 minute Parent and Child ‘Learn’ to cycle session.
  Saturday 18th September
10 to 11am
  Cappoquin AFC
BOOK HERE
Waterford Walls Cycle Tour

Join us for a guided cycle tour of the magnificent Waterford Walls Street Art Murals and find out the meaning behind some of the Murals.
BIKES & HELMENTS AVAILABLE OVER 14’s ONLY

Saturday 18th September
11.30 am to 1.30pm
  Meeting at Waterford Regional Sports Centre.
BOOK HERE

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE | BOOKING ESSENTIAL on www.eventbrite.ie

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

 

NOW BOOKING! 50k Youth Cycling Challenge

Published: June 28, 2021


50k Youth Cycling Challenge for 14 to 17 year olds

Join us for a three week Cycling Programme which will . . .

Develop your cycling skills, increase cycling distance each week and increase your confidence cycling on the roads, concluding with a 50K Cycle.

TWICE WEEKLY SESSIONS EACH TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Starting

Tuesday 6th July | 11am to 1pm
@ Regional Sports Centre | Cork Road | Waterford.

BOOK HERE – Places are limited so book early!

BIKES & HELMETS PROVIDED or YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN!

Learn to ride a Balance Bike Videos

Published: November 6, 2020

Published: August 27, 2020


Teach your child to cycle?

We have developed 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!

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5
Video 6
Video 7 
Video 8

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

 

 

 

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 Sports Partnership

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Tel: 0761 10 2194

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