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Cycle training for an adult beginner

  • 21-05-2021 3:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ kelzer


    Does anyone know there are safe bicycle riding courses available in the greater Dublin area for adult beginners?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    kelzer wrote: »
    Does anyone know there are safe bicycle riding courses available in the greater Dublin area for adult beginners?

    Do you mean to learn how to cycle or how to increase road confidence or maybe to learn group/club cycling?


  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ Clear Air Turbulence


    If you are looking for a book with tips on how to cycle safely then I highly recommend this book although I haven't read it in a while.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0117037400/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_6TN3BKM4JRZ016WP5PWK


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,953 ✭✭✭ 07Lapierre


    The Irish centre for cycling do cycling classes for adults:

    https://irishcentreforcycling.ie/


  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ kelzer


    Mr. Cats wrote: »
    Do you mean to learn how to cycle or how to increase road confidence or maybe to learn group/club cycling?

    Yes increase road confidence would describe what I'm after better


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,462 ✭✭✭✭ Tell me how


    kelzer wrote: »
    Yes increase road confidence would describe what I'm after better

    Whats your background

    New to cycling full stop?
    Just back on road now?
    Want to cycle for leisure versus commuting?
    Any physical factors worth mentioning?
    What type of bike have you or expect to have?
    What are your main concerns that has led to you looking for training?

    I'm not trying to be nosy, but depending on the answers the type of advice could be quite varied.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    07Lapierre wrote: »
    The Irish centre for cycling do cycling classes for adults:

    https://irishcentreforcycling.ie/

    Think this is a good shout. I’ve seen them on the road with groups of cyclists of all ages that look like they’re are just getting introduced/re-introduced to the joy of cycling.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    Cycle Right, or Bike for Life are what you're looking for. I don't know if Cycle Right is for adults, but I think Bike for Life is. They're on the Cycling Ireland website.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,111 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    If you are looking for a book with tips on how to cycle safely then I highly recommend this book although I haven't read it in a while.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0117037400/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_6TN3BKM4JRZ016WP5PWK

    Would also recommend this book,
    It changed how I handled busy roads when living in a city years ago, that change made me much safer


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,718 ✭✭✭ Dilbert75


    If there's an Axa Community Bike Ride near you, they are a good way to gain confidence in a group without pressure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 421 ✭✭ towger




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