Cycling course ‘pedals’ success

The new cycling course at Limavady. (2804SL09)
The new cycling course at Limavady. (2804SL09)

Novice cyclists looking to increase their skills turned out for the start of a free eight-week course in Limavady last week, despite the wet weather.

The free course run by Roe Valley Cycling Club (RVCC) members, Ryan Rivers and Sammy Moore attracted more than a dozen cyclists.

“It was great that so many people turned out seeing as it was such a bad night,” said Ryan.

The group were put through a number of safety measures before taking to the roads; around the bridges, into Myroe and Aghanloo.

“It was really good and people seemed to enjoy it,” he said. “We did about 15 to 20 miles in all. Some of the people there were looking to improve their speeds while some were beginners and had never set foot on a bike.”

During the course, a number of coaches from the RVCC will be hand to help cyclists.

The course continues each Thursday at 7.00 p.m. at Bells Hill Car Park, Limavady.

“This is aimed at everyone who wants to get their bike out and enjoy the local cycling scene and the local roads,” added Ryan. “You don’t have to be a club member but you must have a proper cycling helmet. Ulster qualified coaches will be available for tips and advice and club members will also be there to show you local routes which are safe and off the beaten track and It’s free!”

For information call Ryan on 07734248579.