An 8 hour bike skills and safety course aimed at the upper cycle in primary schools. We run this programme primarily in Cork city and north & east County Cork. Bikes and helmets can be supplied.
Price/Funding: Funding available through Cork Sports Partnership and Cycling Ireland. Generally schools pay between €5-15 per child for the full 5 week programme.
Upcoming Dates/Times: Programme runs throughout entire school term time, generally on Tuesdays-Thursdays.
More Information: Find out more on www.cycleright.ie. If you’d like to book your school in, just give us a call.
Bike for Life
This is a 6 week ‘Sofa to Saddle’ course for adults who want to brush up on their skills, get fit or improve confidence on the road. A great course if you are thinking about commuting by bike, joining a cycling club or just want to exercise with others. Each session is 1.5hrs long and includes a cycle, a short skill session and a lot of fun!
Price/Funding: May vary but generally €50 for 6 weeks.
Upcoming Dates/Times: Contact Cork Sports Partnership – www.corksports.ie
More Information: Contact us to find out more.
Bike Week & Public Events
Bike Week is a national celebration and promotion of cycling. It’s an annual event that typically takes place in June and lasts a week. Funding is available for community groups to host events, so if you are a group leader of any kind, do get in touch. Wild Atlantic Sports facilitates a wide variety of events – cycle fun for children, adult beginner groups, schools safety sessions….you decide!
We also run public events as part of Bike Week such as our popular ‘Down the Line with a 99!’ cycle from Blackrock Castle to Passage West.
Price/Funding: Get funding to run your own event – www.corksports.ie
Upcoming Dates/Times: June each year. Check out our social media for public event details.
More Information: @corkbikeweek on social media. Keep an eye out on our social media.
Bike Week, Schools Fun Event
Teachers, why not run a bike week event in your primary school as part of Bike Week? Funding is available for schools events through Cork Sports Partnership. Children can supply their own bikes and helmets or we can provide same. Events include cycling games and bike handling skills, generally suitable for 1st class and up. Sessions of 45mins to 1.5hrs recommended with up to 15 children in each group.
PRICE/FUNDING: Bike Week funding available, apply in May or early June.
UPCOMING DATES/TIMES: On request.
MORE INFORMATION: Get in touch to organise an event at your school.
Learn to Cycle
Don’t know how to cycle or want your child to learn? We take the pedals off a normal bike to turn it into a balance bike and get the learner ‘scooting’ (sitting on the bike and pushing with their feet) to build up their balance and confidence, before re-introducing the pedals.
We have experience teaching children with a variety of learning difficulties and balance issues e.g. autism, dyspraxia, Downes Syndrome.
Price/Funding: Children: 6 week child/teen class – €50. One to one lessons from €30 for 45mins.
Adults: 6 week adult class – €50.
One to one lessons (45mins duration): Children – €40. Adults: €50.
Upcoming Dates/Times: On request.
More Information: Give us a call!
Cycling for Youth Groups
We work with youth leaders and organisations to provide activities that are suitable for young people. Chose from either bike maintenance or a cycling skills session or combine the two! Sessions encourage young people to socialise in a fun, safe environment. We focus on what the young people can do and achieve to build self-confidence, teamwork and practical skills.
Price/Funding: Price on request.
Upcoming Dates/Times: On request.
More Information: Give us a call to find out more.