WLCC - Ballinrobe Road Cycling Group Activity Plan and Group Ethos

The plan for 2019 is to encourage the participation of new and existing cyclists in group leisure cycling activities. Communication of activities will be conducted through WLCC Club Website, WLCC Facebook page and Ballinrobe Cycling WhatsApp Group.

Based on participating Member feedback to date in 2019, it is initially proposed to structure three Groups ranging in objective and average speed. These groups will designated by the WLCC club colours as follows;

Black Group

Group Coordinators: Sean & Ken

Average speed 24-27 kph. Group leader’s will maintain group speed cognisant of safety and ability of participating riders. Riders will remain as a group from start to finish.
Red Group Group Coordinators: Bríd, Anthony, Earnán Average speed 27-30 kph. Group leader’s will maintain group speed cognisant of safety and ability of participating riders. Depending on the group objective on any particular session, where reasonably possible, riders will remain as a group.
Yellow Group Club Racers. Training for this cohort requires diverse routines. Activities of this group will be coordinated by WLCC racing rep.

Weekly Activities: Activities will be scheduled by Group Leaders in 2019, weather and daylight dependent.

Sunday spins will continue to be scheduled by Group Leaders where weather permits (typically Red Group 09:00 and Black Group 09:30 from Cornmarket).

Thursday spins (Red & Black Groups): From April 11th - 7pm from Cornmarket

Tuesday spins: From April 9th - 7pm from Cornmarket. For people who want to get into cycling or have been off the bike over the winter. The route and pace will suit the group and No-One gets left behind.

New cyclists will be encouraged to participate on the Tuesday spins where they will receive coaching on group cycling, technical support and encouragement.

Where only one group is feasible on any activity, the Group Leader, in consultation with participants, will decide on the speed and route. Anyone not wishing to join or separate from the group while en route should alert the Group Leader accordingly.

Insurance: Participants must be Cycling Ireland Members in order to ensure adequate Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance in the event of an accident. See Cycling Ireland website for Membership www.cyclingireland.ie.

“The ethos is one of inclusiveness where all participants should enjoy group participation”.

Please note: It is a challenge for Group Leaders to coordinate the diverse and competing interests of all participants. Please be supportive and contribute positively with suggestions.

This is your club, your ideas count so please let’s hear them!!!

Club Priority - Safe and Enjoyable Cycling!!