Foyle Cycling Club is running its annual Youth Cycling Skills Development Programme over four Saturday afternoons starting at 2.00 p.m. this Saturday, April 14th in Gransha Park.
The programme is aimed at developing cycling skills and promoting an interest in and enjoyment of cycling in young people aged from 10 to 15 years.
The course will follow an established ‘Cycling Ireland format and will be delivered by qualified CI coaches within the Foyle Cycling Club.
The coaches will provide technical skills for road cycling, basic bike maintenance, safe cycling techniques with the emphasis also very much on the fun aspect of cycling with some good competition thrown in.
The young people taking part will each receive a certificate for their achievement and end of course prizes.
And making it even better is the fact that the programme is totally free - although there may be a nominal fee of £1 each week to cover the prizes etc.
The course is open to everyone and Foyle Cycling Club would encourage parents to bring along their own children and their friends to the opening session for some fun and enjoyment on a bike.
Simply turn up on Saturday next for one hour and watch the children gain valuable experience on their bicycles. They will find this experience invaluable if they decide to continue cycling in the future.
Mechanically sound bikes and well fitting helmets are required to take part.