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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.

Cycle Training for Over 50’s

Published: October 8, 2018

Is your active retirement group or community group interested in cycle training
– we offer the following options;

Cycle Training for Beginners
Date and Time: On request. | Venue: Dungarvan & Waterford.

Cost: €30pp, 5 x 60 minute sessions includes bike hire.
Booking: Booking essential, minimum number of 10 needed.

 

Cycle Training Refresher

Date and Time: On request. | Venue: We will travel to you.
Cost: FREE but group do need to bring their own bikes.

Booking: Booking essential.

Please contact Peter on 076 110 2191 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

NOW BOOKING! Let’s Cycle Kidz

Published: September 4, 2018

On Sunday 16th September we are piloting a brand new programme called Lets Cycle Kidz at the Regional Sports Centre, Waterford.

This programme is aimed at children aged 8-12years who need to improve their cycling confidence and ability focusing on skills such as starting and stopping, balancing, pedalling and steering. The programme will run for 90 minutes from 11.30am to 1pm at the Regional Sports Centre using the large car park space, ensuring that all children will learn in a safe environment.

The cost is €5pp. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets, however we will have some available for use on the day.

LIMITED PLACES | BOOK YOU PLACE HERE NOW

If you are interested in taking part and would like to book a place, please log onto www.eventbrite.ie or contact Pauline Cunningham on 076 110 2682 or pcunningham@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Cycling

Published: July 23, 2018

To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine.

Cycling for health and fitness

It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. Cycling is:

  • Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
  • A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
  • Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
  • Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.
  • As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
  • A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
  • Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.

For more information on cycling opportunities, please contact Peter Jones:
Phone: 0761 10 2191 | Mobile: 087 785 5940 | Email:  pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

We run various cycling programmes throughout the year that can help you back in the saddle!

Check them out below . . .

WSP BikeFest 2018

Published: June 13, 2018

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) is delighted to present the inaugural WSP Bikefest event on Saturday 16th June in Walton Park Dungarvan. This event will offer adults and children of all ages some cycling fun as a culmination of Bike Week 2018.

‘Bikefest’ will consist of two routes catering for all cycling capabilities. For cyclists aged 8 and over, the 12km route provides a scenic cycle and follows the same route as the 12km Sean Kelly Tour. This route takes place largely on the scenic cycle track taking in Abbeyside, Clonea Road and the Gold Coast with cyclists enjoying some open roads from Walton Park to Clonea Roundabout. Cyclists aged up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The start time for this event is 10am.

Entry is €2 per person, with Bikefest wrist bands, refreshments and other goodies available on the day. Helmets are essential for all participants.. Registration opens from 9.15am on the day. 

If you want to beat the queue why not pre-register online here now!

The second route is a new 3km cycling route aimed at families, parents with small children and people with limited mobility.  We hope to see lots of balance bikes, old bikes and baby carriers on the Waterford Greenway route from Walton Park to Sallybrook. Start time for this event is 10.10am.

CHECK OUT THE ROUTE MAPS HERE…
3k Route Map
12k Route Map

Following both events, Walton Park will host a variety of bike related games and activities, coffee vendors, ice cream machines, face painters and fun for all the family from 10.30am-12.30pm.

For more information please contact Peter Jones
on 076 1 10 2191 or by email at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie 

NOW BOOKING! Let’s Cycle

Published: June 8, 2018

If you would like to increase your cycling confidence – this is the programme for you.
Waterford Sports Partnership in association with Waterford Wheelers are running three cycling programmes this summer.

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) 
Thursday 5th July | 6pm
Regional Sports Centre 

Covering bike maintenance, correct saddle height, basic riding skills and focusing on gaining confidence again. 
€5pp | Booking Essential | BOOK HERE

Let’s Cycle CONFIDENCE
Carpark | Greenway | Cyclepath |Minimum road contact
(3 x 90 minute sessions) 

Thurs 12th to Thurs 26th July | 6pm
Northern Industrial Estate

(meeting outside Crossfit Waterford) 
Covering braking, cornering, gearing and group cycling.
€15pp | Booking Essential | BOOK HERE


Let’s Cycle TOGETHER
Carpark & road sessions | (4 x 90 minute sessions) 
Thurs 2nd to Thurs 23rd August | 6pm
Viking Triangle
(meeting outside Waterford Cycle Centre)
Covering road safety & etiquette on the road. 
€20pp | Booking Essential | BOOK HERE

If you require more information please contact Pauline on 0761 10 2682 or email pcunningham@waterfordsportspartnership.ie


Balance Bike Programme

Published: May 31, 2018

 

What is it about?
The aim of the programme is to develop and improve the physical literacy of young children through the use of balance bikes. It is appropriate for children in
pre-school, junior infants and senior infant’s classes. The programme focuses on play and games both indoors and outdoors while developing the physical literacy of the young children mainly through ABC’s- (Agility, Balance, Coordination) on and off the bikes.

We offer Balance Bike Training for Pre-Schools & Primary Schools, more details below . . .

WSP BikeFest 2018

Published: May 30, 2018

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) is delighted to present the inaugural WSP Bikefest event on Saturday 16th June in Walton Park Dungarvan. This event will offer adults and children of all ages some cycling fun as a culmination of Bike Week 2018.

‘Bikefest’ will consist of two routes catering for all cycling capabilities. For cyclists aged 8 and over, the 12km route provides a scenic cycle and follows the same route as the 12km Sean Kelly Tour. This route takes place largely on the scenic cycle track taking in Abbeyside, Clonea Road and the Gold Coast with cyclists enjoying some open roads from Walton Park to Clonea Roundabout. Cyclists aged up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The start time for this event is 10am.

Entry is €2 per person, with Bikefest wrist bands, refreshments and other goodies available on the day. Helmets are essential for all participants.. Registration opens from 9.15am on the day. 

If you want to beat the queue why not pre-register online here now!

The second route is a new 3km cycling route aimed at families, parents with small children and people with limited mobility.  We hope to see lots of balance bikes, old bikes and baby carriers on the Waterford Greenway route from Walton Park to Sallybrook. Start time for this event is 10.10am.

CHECK OUT THE ROUTE MAPS HERE…
3k Route Map
12k Route Map

Following both events, Walton Park will host a variety of bike related games and activities, coffee vendors, ice cream machines, face painters and fun for all the family from 10.30am-12.30pm.

For more information please contact Peter Jones
on 076 1 10 2191 or by email at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie 

Bike Week 2018 – Lots of FREE Events to choose from!

Published: May 30, 2018

National Bike Week 2018 takes places from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th June, as ever there are a host of activities being organised by Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Sports Partnership right across the County.

Here are some of the main events….
Sunset Cycle | Dungarvan | Monday 11th June
Meeting at 8pm @ Walton Park. Cycle to Durrow where refreshments will await. Bring your own bike (lights & helmet). Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
FREE event. Registration essential. Register on HERE by Sunday June 10th. For more information contact Hans on 087 296 7286

Sunset Cycle | Waterford | Friday 15th June
Meeting at 8pm @ Greenway Car Park W.I.T. Arena. Cycle to Kilmeaden. Refreshments available.
Bring your own bike (lights & helmet). Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
FREE event. Registration essential. Register on HERE by Sunday June 10th.
For more info contact Hans on 087 296 7286.

Lunch Time Cycle | Waterford | Wed 13th June
Meeting at House of Waterford Crystal, The Mall @ 1pm. 6km Picnic Cycle via Green Route to Bilberry and on to the Greenway. Bikes, helmets and light lunch provided on the day. FREE event. Registration essential. Register HERE by Tuesday June 12th.
For more information contact Pauline 0761 10 2682

Lunch Time Cycle | Dungarvan | Wed 13th June.
Meeting @ Walton Park at 1.05pm. Returning by 1.55pm. 8km Cycle along the Waterford Greenway, with Picnic. FREE event. Registration essential.
Register HERE by Tuesday June 12th.
For more info contact Peter 0761 10 2191.

TREO Free bike check/basic repair | 11th to 15th June.
10am to 6pm @ TREO, Unit 2, Block 4, Lacken Road Business Park, Waterford. Bring your bike along for a free bike check or minor repairs. Refreshments available.
For more information John Kinsella 087 4121547 or workshop@treoportlairge.ie

Mountain Biking | Tramore | Fenor | Portlaw
One hour of off Road Mountain Bike Fun.
Sat 9th June 11am @ Carrigavantry, Tramore: Meet at Newtown Cove Car Park
Register HERE
Sat 9th 2pm @ Ballyscanlon Fenor: Meet at Fenor Church Car Park.
Register HERE
Fri 15th June 6pm @ Portlaw Woods: Meet at Portlaw Church Car Park. Over 16’s.
Register HERE
Limited places. FREE events. For more information contact Pauline 0761 10 2682

Back to Bike Training
Over 16’s. Introduction to cycling: improve confidence, simple bike skills such as signalling, pairs cycling, cycling manoeuvres. Participants will need to bring their own bike & helmet.
Tue 5th June | 6.30pm – 8pm  | RSC, Cork Road, Waterford | Register HERE
Wed 6th June  | 11am – 12.30pm Kilmacthomas Workhouse |  Register HERE
Thurs 7th June  | 1 – 2pm | Walton Park, Abbeyside, Dungarvan | Register HERE

For more info contact Peter 0761 10 2191.

Faithlegg Family Cycle Sunday 10th June @ 2pm
Meeting at Park Rangers for a 5km family friendly cycle followed by BBQ & refreshments.
For more info Contact Susan 086 278 6529.

Why We Cycle’ Thurs 14th June @ 7pm
Screening at SGC Dungarvan Cinema. A documentary exploring the Dutch cycling culture. FREE event. Registration essential. Register HERE.
For more information contact Hans on 087 296 7286.

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

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Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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