Killaloe/Ballina Leisure Cycles is a cycling group within Boru Tri Club, set up to encourage people in the Killaloe/Ballina area to get into cycling
Killaloe/Ballina Leisure Cycles
Killaloe/Ballina Leisure Cycles is a cycling group within Boru Tri Club, with some members taking part in triathlons, and others sticking exclusively to cycling. It was originally set up to encourage people in the Ballina and Killaloe area to get into cycling. The idea was and continues to be to cater for all abilities and to focus on leisure cycling and not competition.
We have organised cycles every Sunday leaving the Aldi carpark in Killaloe at 8:00am during the summer and 9:00am in the winter. In addition, we have Wednesday training sessions during the summer leaving the Aldi car park at 7:00. There are usually 2 to 3 groups with a different pace for each group. The route varies each week and is usually 2.5 – 3 hours of cycling.
Leisure Cycle Rules
There are not many rules when it comes to cycling, but there are some;
- Helmets are required – no helmet, no cycle, no exceptions!!!
- Follow the rules of the road
- Don’t drop people – it’s leisure cycling, not racing – stick together
- It is supposed to be fun – work hard of course, but enjoy yourself
- Coffee (or even tea) is mandatory
The Long Cycle
Each year, around June, we organise a long cycle and train for it together over the winter months. In the past, we have cycled to Mayo and climbed the Crough Patrick, and more recently a group has cycled from Mizen to Malin. Next year’s cycle is in the works. Keep an eye on the latest news page to see what is planned !!!