Chain Gang Appealing For New Recruits To ‘Saddle Up For Summer Cycling’

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At the launch of The Chain Gang's 'Saddle up for Summer Cycling' were from left: Tomas Crowley, Aidan Hobbert, John Murray, Kathie Fisher, Meena Cahill and David Elton. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

At the launch of The Chain Gang’s ‘Saddle Up For Summer Cycling’ at the Meadowlands Hotel were from left: Tomas Crowley, Aidan Hobbert, John Murray, Cathy Fisher, Mena Cahill and David Elton. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

A VERY popular cycling club is looking for some new recruits and will be mentoring them in a new programme.

The Chain Gang Cycling Club based in Tralee has been bringing leisure cyclists together since 2008, and is one of the busiest cycling clubs in the county.

Now the club is hitting the road with a new programme to help riders of all levels to enjoy the benefits of riding safely in a group – and to bring their cycling to the next level.

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With the evenings getting longer and the 2016 cycling season approaching, the launch of the new programme means now is the ideal time for new members to join Kerry’s friendliest cycling club.

With the club’s new ‘Saddle up for Summer Cycling’ programme, newcomers, late starters, returning riders, solo cyclists and even experienced bikers can be matched to a cycling group appropriate to their level and ability – and enjoy a variety of spins through some of Kerry’s most beautiful areas.

Regular club spins on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings will be organised into four groups, each led by an experienced club rider to guide and advise new group members.

The route details for each group will be announced on Facebook ahead of the spin, so you can easily choose which group you plan to cycle with.

Want to go faster or longer? Step up a group. Feeling a little tired? No problem – drop down a group for a spin that’s easier on the legs.

But the Chain Gang is also encouraging anyone new to cycling to become a member, and the club is organising a special Mentored Cycle on Sunday mornings, specially for newcomers to cycling or riders hoping to learn how to ride with a group.

This group will learn from some of the club’s most experienced cyclists, and riders will develop the skills required to cycle safely as part of a group.

The benefits of group cycling are well known: you’ll be fitter, go faster and longer and you’ll learn new riding and maintenance skills.

And of course, you’ll have much more fun – with a refreshment stop being an integral part of each group cycle!

The Club will host an Information evening at the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday 19th February at 8pm, all are welcome.

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