SSRP supports Cycling Clubs, facilitates Cycling Ireland programmes for Adults/ Children and supports national Bike Week.
Cycling Club Development
SSRP is committed to supporting the development of new cycling clubs in County Sligo. Support and grant aid assistance may be available for the establishment of cycling clubs which are affiliated to the National Governing Body (Cycling Ireland).
Club development support is provided in areas including club planning, developing club structures, recruitment and training of volunteers and coaches, administration and development of new opportunities for increased participation in cycling.
Bike For Life
SSRP supports the delivery of the Cycling Ireland Bike for Life programme. This is a beginner’s cycling programme, in which a cyclist is brought through the various skills and techniques involved in cycling over a 4 to 10 week period (length is tailored for each group).
The focus of the programme is on learning cycling skills and meeting new people, with the group cycle a key feature in the programme.
Community groups interested in hosting a Bike for Life programme: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
To become a Bike for Life leader you must complete a one day Ride Leader training course. This qualifies you to facilitate led rides for groups of cyclists.
It will also allow you to run a Bike for Life programme at Level 1. The Ride Leader assessed course costs €50.
Email email@example.com for more details.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership supports Sligo County Council in facilitating National Bike Week which is held annually each year in May.
Bike Week is a cross-community effort to highlight cycling as a fun, cost effective and healthy way to travel. A number of initiatives take place annually during Bike Week which are open to all including youth cycling skills and drills, adult learn to cycle lessons, adult spins, cycle to work day, mountain biking etc.
Clubs or groups with an interest in hosting an event annual Bike Week: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SSRP link with Schools, After School Clubs and Community Groups to deliver the Cycling Ireland Sprocket Rocket programme for children aged 6 to 12 years.
This is a cycling skills programme where children are taught the four FUNdamental cycling skills – Balance, Braking, Cornering and Pedaling – by qualified sprocket rocket coaches. The aim is to increase the competence and confidence of riders. Sprocket Rocket is a flexible programme which can be delivered over a 4-12 week period (length is tailored for each group), with 1 hour long sessions.
Contact email@example.com for upcoming dates and information on how to get involved.
Cycling initiatives supported by SSRP include: Womens Tour of Lough Gill