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Dads & Lads – Meet & Cycle

Published: May 3, 2022


We’re looking for men to join us for a
FOUR WEEK novice Couch to 50k Cycle Programme
on the Waterford Greenway

Join us and learn simple tips from our Cycle Leaders about the various skills and techniques involved in cycling.  

STARTING
Saturday 28th May | 9.15 to 10.30am
Meeting at Rainbow Hall | Kilmacthomas

LIMITED PLACES – BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
You need to be able to cycle and have use of a good working bike to take part in this programme.

€10 per person | Book HERE

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

Greenway Pedal Pushers – BOOK NOW!

Published: April 29, 2022


Greenway Pedal Pusher
s is back!
Greenway Pedal Pushers is a fun programme, geared towards people who want to get back on their bike, or who would just like to cycle with a group, make friends and brush up on their cycling skills in a fun and safe environment. We are running programmes in Waterford City & Dungarvan, details as follows . . .

NOW BOOKING!
Greenway Pedal Pushers

Four week programmes starting  . . .

Tuesday 31st May @11am
Greenway Car Park Carriganore | Waterford
€10 per person. Book HERE

Thursday 2nd June @11am
Walton Park | Abbeyside | Dungarvan
€10 per person. Book HERE

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

Waterford 2022 Bike Week Events

Published: April 7, 2022

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Saturday May 14th and end on Sunday May 22ndThere 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
Dads & Lads
Meet and Cycle
Sat 14th May
9 .15 to 10.30am
Rainbow Hall | Kilmacthomas
BOOK HERE
Bike Maintenance Webinar Mon 16th May @7pm Online via zoom
BOOK HERE
Greenway Pedal Pushers Taster Tues 17th May
11am to 12.30pm
Waterford Greenway
Car Park  |Carriganore
BOOK HERE
Youth Group Cycle Tues 17th May
6.30 to 8pm
RSC | Cork Road
Waterford
BOOK HERE
Learn to Cycle
for children & parents


Lunchtime Cycle

Dungarvan

Wed 18th May
12 to 1pm


Wed 18th May
12.30 to 2pm

Fairlane Park | Dungarvan
Book your 10 min slot HERE 

Meeting at Walton Park
BOOK HERE

Family Evening Cycle Wed 18th May
7.30 to 9.30pm
Waterford Greenway
Car Park | Carriganore
BOOK HERE
Greenway Pedal Pushers Taster Thurs 19th May
11am to 12.30pm
Walton Park| Abbeyside
BOOK HERE
Family Evening Cycle Thurs 19th May
7.30 to 9.30pm
Waterford Greenway
Car Park |Durrow
BOOK HERE
Learn to Cycle
for children & parents
Sat 21st May
9 to 10am
Fairlane Park | Dungarvan
Book your 10 min slot HERE
Waterford Walls
Cycle Tour
Sat 21st May
11am to 1.30pm
RSC | Cork Road | Waterford
BOOK HERE
30km Waterford to Wexford Cycle Sun 22nd May
11am to 2pm
Meet at the People’s Park-Waterford City
BOOK HERE

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

 

Learn to Cycle Track Opens!

Published: January 18, 2022

Cathaoirleach of the Dungarvan/Lismore district Councillor Tom Cronin pictured with Councillor Damien Geoghegan, Councillor John Pratt, Sean Gormley from Waterford City and County Council, Rosarie Kealy and Peter Jones, both from Waterford Sports Partnership, Gavin Moynihan, Micheal Moynihan at the official opening of the new cycle-training area at Fair Lane Park, Dungarvan – David Clynch

Ireland’s first outdoor ‘Learn to Cycle’ track opens at Fairlane Park, Dungarvan.

The cycle track was officially opened by Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. Seanie Power

Earlier this month Ireland’s first and Dungarvan’s newest amenity area was officially opened with the addition of an outdoor ‘Learn to Cycle’ track.

The Learn to Cycle track will allow young children to learn to cycle on a ‘real life’ road structure with lines, signs and pedestrian crossing without the traffic.  This latest amenity at Fairlane adds to existing the play facilities at the Linear Park,  including many slides, swings and climbing frames, along with the water fountains with bird feeding points which are a firm favourite with young and old.  With Waterford Greenway so close by, the new Cycle track will also allow for those new cyclists to get some practice before taking to the Greenway proper!

Chair of Dungarvan / Lismore District Cllr. Tom Cronin highlighted how important such civic amenities are to our towns, villages and communities. “People have a new appreciation of the outdoors, and the numbers using such amenities are continuously growing.  This new cycle track will give those who are new to cycling a chance to test out their wheels on a purpose-built track.  It will be great to see people using this new amenity here at Fairlane Park in a safe and family-friendly environment.”

Kieran Kehoe, Dungarvan Town Manager commented, “This amenity is so accessible within the town centre, and is easily reachable from all surrounding areas.  Dungarvan is a ‘Smarter Travel’ town, which means that Waterford City and County Council, in promoting the safe use of cycling, is encouraging people to move from over reliance on cars as their only method of transport.  Cycling around Dungarvan has never been safer.”

The next phase of the development, a Performance Area is at an advanced stage of construction and is due to be opened in the coming months.  When completed the recreation park will include a BMX Pump Track and  Skatepark.

Peter Jones, Waterford Sports Partnership also commented, “This is an innovative and exciting venture from Waterford City and County Council, which has engaged with many partners to ensure this unique facility is open to the people of Dungarvan.  The facility’s aim is to ensure we have a safe environment for children of all abilities to learn to cycle safely. It will allow us to deliver Cycling Ireland courses including balance bike training, disability cycling, sprocket rocket and Cycle Right in a completely accessible and traffic free environment.  The facility will also utilise QR codes to assist parents in coaching their own children.”

The Council’s Road Safety Officer, Jemma Jacob stated “We anticipate creches and pre-schools will use the facility to deliver Road Safety Authority programmes such as Simon and Friends and Road Safety Awareness week events. By including a ‘real life’ road structure and two teaching areas, this facility will allow youngsters to learn how to step, stride, glide and turn on balance bikes and put these skills to the test in a mock road situation.”

The overall cost of the cycle track was €50,000 with Waterford City & County Council receiving funding from the Local Government Fund and the Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation administered by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Works were completed earlier this month by contractors Richard Forristal Ltd.

For more information please contact Peter Jones by email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

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 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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Civic Offices
Dungarvan
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Tel: 0761 10 2194

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