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Cycling Connacht to Host Training Day And Awards Night 

ByJoanne Murphy |

Cycling Connacht will host a training day for all cyclists in Westport, Co Mayo on Saturday December 4th.  The event will cater for cyclists of all abilities across a variety of disciplines and will see some well-known names and faces take to their bikes to lead and deliver the insightful day of training. The training day will be followed by an evening of celebration at theCycling Connacht  Awards with a number of special guests in attendance to share their journeys in sport and success in cycling.

Organisers say

” The aim of the training day is to cater for all disciplines of the sport from wide tyres to the ultra-skinny wheels, encouraging those who would like to cycle or train with their idols to come along to a relaxed positive environment and pick up tips from the people who have already been at the top level of the sport. “

Training day bike leaders include Roscommon’s Daire Feeley, who is the number one ranked domestic road racer in the country, he will lead the racers group, with tips and tricks on training, racing and bike etiquette in race craft, this is sure to be over-subscribed.

Eve McCrystal, Ireland’s gold medal paralympian will lead the female cyclists on a spin around the beautiful picturesque Clewbay on the day. The accomplished athlete has had a stellar career in cycling and will inspire, encourage and motivate female cyclists to chase their passion for sport on two wheels regardless of aspirations and ability in the sport.

Off road cycling is now the chosen discipline of most young cyclists and the well-known Biking.ie mentor Niall Davis will watch over the efforts of the youth and adult cyclists as they trash the trails. With the recent growth in going off-road, this session will be lots of fun and whet the appetite of many a rider who wishes to go off the beaten track for adventure and exploration.

With additional coaches, leaders and motivators to be added to the line-up for the training Day, Westport is the place to be on 4th December if cycling is your sport of choice.

Building on the work to date with the youth riders, the Cycling Connacht committee have invested heavily on “Building Pathways for the Future” in setting out the next levels for all members saying

“Our role is to encourage and inspire more people across the province to take up cycling as a hobby or as a lifestyle choice. This training day is the perfect opportunity to get out on your bike and just enjoy the group spin and the camaraderie. The special training day is open to all cyclists, who will enjoy a day out on the open roads or on the local trails in the discipline of their choice. It is anticipated there will be a big demand for the training day which will also feature workshops on strength and conditioning and the latest training techniques. There is also a Q&A with the athletes who have had success at the top level in the sport.

Following the training morning, there will be a number of workshops with the bike leaders and a keynote presentation with Liam Moggan, the Coaches Coach who’s  CV and achievements are second to none across a wide variety of sports.

Later in the evening the Cycling Connacht Awards will take place recognising the achievements of Cycling Connacht members run recent months.

On the Sunday morning for those who have the energy,  Round 3 of the Connacht CycloCross League will be held on the majestic grounds of Westport House.

Places are limited for the event so be sure to book early. Booking link and itinerary are available HERE 

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