Cycling Ireland gearing up at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are pleased to welcome and host Cycling Ireland to the Cloughmore Centre at Kilbroney Park and also to the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails. kilbroney parkChairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Mickey Ruane welcomed the group to the area and said, “I am delighted to see Cycling Ireland hold a training course at the Cloughmore Centre which will highlight the great Mountain Bike facilities that Rostrevor has to offer.” Cycling Ireland is the National Governing Body for the sport of cycling on the island of Ireland, with an aim to promote cycling as an accessible and enjoyable pursuit, where every cyclist may participate and develop to their full potential. Cycling Ireland provide a range of programmes designed to offer everyone an introduction to cycling or to further develop existing skills. One of these programmes is Gearing Up Off Road, which is a mountain bike skills specific programme for beginner and intermediate riders, young and old. Cycling Ireland are holding a 2 day training course at the Cloughmore Centre in Kilbroney Park to run a Gearing Up Off Road instructor training course.
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LearnSpark1Cycling Ireland tutor Ian Bailey will bring the course attendees through two days of training after which the candidates will be able to operate as a Gearing Up Off-Road Provider running the Gearing Up Off-Road Programme. Lawrence Salonen from Cycling Ireland said, “Kilbroney Park is the ideal location to run this type of course with both indoor training room facilities as well as the fantastic Rostrevor Mountain Bike trails. He added, “We’re especially grateful to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council as well as Rostrevor Mountain Bike Club and East Coast Adventure Centre for helping us in running this course.”
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