Cycling Club Update May 2022
It has been a busy couple of months for the cycling club. Activities kicked off with the club’s Annual Couch to 50k which commenced in March and ran for 8 weeks. It was a great opportunity for people to get out on their bikes regardless of experience. Ten people overall took part over the few weeks.
Club member, Gerry Blake was part of the Cycle 2022 team who cycled 800 km over seven days on behalf of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust recently. This annual sponsored cycle normally takes place in France but due to Covid, took place in Ireland this year. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust has been travelling on pilgrimages/holidays with young people with special needs from all over Ireland for over 50 years.
Ballinasloe Youth Group held its annual Youth Races catering for U12, U14 and U16 age groups for both boys and girls at Aughrim Village. The event was a great success and Club Chairman Seamus Kelly thanked everyone who got involved: “We would like to thank all the riders, their parents, the sponsors Cooper Helmets and Barry’s Cycles, and especially the volunteers who assisted on the day and without who’s support such events could not happen.”
Unfortunately, the club’s Tour de Shams has been postponed for this year but it will return in 2023.
The club holds cycles on Sunday mornings from 8.00, 8.30 and 9.00 am catering for different fitness levels with coffee stops along the way. Similarly, on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm. All cycles leaving from Barry’s Cycles. If you are interested in cycling, you can contact their Facebook or Instagram page at ballinasloecyclingclub or email firstname.lastname@example.org about joining for the year
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