Beginner's Cycles guidelines

This Sunday will be the first of our beginner’s cycles for the year.  Beginners should come early to introduce themselves to the ride leader and meet others in the group.

Ideally you will have a road/racer bike. Hybrids/mountain bikes are much heavier and will slow you down. Ideally you are already a member of CTC & Triathlon Ireland. It is possible to join us for a couple of spins by signing the guest sheet. Please dress appropriately, proper cycling gear if you have it. Bikes should be in good mechanical order and safe to ride. You should carry 2 spare tubes, tyre levers and pump. Bring a snack, water, phone in zip-lock bag and money for coffee stop.

Cycling distance will be 35k-40k and increase as the weeks go on. Beginners are expected to have some level of fitness, ideally able to cycle for 1-2hrs at an average pace of 20-22km/hr.

Each beginner cycle will have a more experienced ride leader who will lead the group, please follow instructions of the leaders particularly in relation to safe group-ride discipline.

Please read our CTC Cycling Code of Conduct