For those kids who want to get involved in road cycling, Errigal now runs a youth training night for beginners every Wednesday night throughout the summer in the Gweedore Industrial Estate from 7pm. Training focuses on basic bike skills and those taking part must have a road bike with racing handlebars. All youth on the course will be assessed on an ongoing basis with the option to progress onto one of the Clubs elite youth race training groups, which are held on Tuesday nights in Gweedore and Thursday nights in Letterkenny.
For further information on the beginners training course please contact Rory on 086 0742584 (evenings only). Updates on all youth events are posted on a daily basis on the Errigal Group Facebook Page, which can be joined on https://www.facebook.com/groups/81456018019.
Youth Success in Kanturk
The club’s youth riders had to travel far at the weekend to compete in one of Ireland’s top youth events; the Kanturk 3 Day event down in Cork. Despite the inevitable tiredness associated with travelling such a distance the young ones from Errigal once again competed fantastically well.
The event consisted of three stages; a Road Race, Time Trial and final day Criterium and at the end of it all in the U12 Category Cathal Gallagher, Odhran Doogan and Amanda Gallagher finished 5th, 6th and 7th overall whilst Odhran won the U11 Category outright and Amanda was first U12 girl.
In the U14 Category Ciara Doogan won the Road Race (Stage 1) and finished 2nd overall whilst PJ Doogan, Conor Halvey and Michael McGlynn finished 3rd, 4th and 9th overall.
Errigal Cycling Camp (Formally Sprocket Rocket)
This very popular course will take place on the following Tuesday evenings May 20/27th June 3/10th from 6.30pm – 8.00pm at Glenveagh National Park. The camp is based on bike skills and safety and takes place in a safe environment with experienced coaching from Errigal cycling club members. This event always proves to be great fun children of National School age and is extremely popular so book early.
Costs are €25 for non members and €20 for members and registration for the course will take place on Tuesday 13th May in the Lagoon at Termon from 7pm. Please come along to the registration evening as it takes a week to get all children insured and registered for the camp. For more information contact Mary Harkin on (087) 235 2865.
5 Mile Time Trial
Errigal will be holding a five mile Time Trial on Monday (12th May) starting at 7pm from Dunlewey (opposite Roarty’s Garage), club members and anyone interested in joining Errigal are invited to participate. Sign on is from 6.30pm and any children taking part must be 12 years of age on day of TT.
Club Run for Beginners
There will be a club run for beginners leaving at 7pm on Tuesday from Sweeney’s Garage in Ray, Falcaragh. Anyone who is interested in taking up cycling is invited to attend as the pace will be controlled.
Weekend Club Runs
Once again there is an open invitation to anyone (including youths age 10+) interested in cycling to come along on the weekend club runs, we would again encourage more to join in this week starting on Saturday from the Annagry Car Park at 10 am. The Sunday run will leave from Sweeney’s Garage in Ray at 10 am.
Keep up to date with Events
Updates on all events are posted on a daily basis on the Errigal Group Facebook Page, which can be joined on https://www.facebook.com/groups/81456018019.