TWO well known figures from the world of cycling will visit Naas this evening (July 2). Naas Cycling club will launch an innovative youth programme – WHEELS.
It takes place at Naas CBS at 8pm.
Newly crowned national time trial champion and World Championship bronze medalist Caroline Ryan is due to attend with Anto Moran, former vice president of Cycling Ireland, who received international recognition for his stance on issues surrounding Lance Armstrong.
The youth programme is a comprehensive and structured youth cycling programme.
Details are contained in a started pack which has lots of information and advice for youths as well as parents.
Naas Cycling club is one of the best known sports clubs in Naas, with some 150 members.
Youth Officer Tom Noone said the youth section is NCC’s most important and many young members have become involved with the sport through youth spins, which cater for young people over 14 years of age – or 12 to 14 if accompanied by an adult.
There is a strong competitive ethos within the club as evidenced by the success of Evan Cunningham and Luke Gillespie (3rd and 4th respectively in the hill climb event within the Junior Tour of Ireland).
But the youth spins programme exists to encourage young members to take part just simply for enjoyment, fun and as a way of keeping fit.
The club caters for all cycling enthusiasts in Naas and surrounding areas including Eadestown, Caragh, Two Mile House, Blessington and Prosperous.
- Paul O’Meara