Not everyone can cycle. Like swimming, many adults come through childhood without mastering this skill. So, if you’re an adult who can’t cycle, why bother learning?
Cycling is great for fitness, particularly if you have an injury or need to find a low impact sport.
Sense of Achievement:
Learning to cycle is great fun and very rewarding to learn. It is a great goal to set, particularly at the start of a new year!
Provided you don’t live to far away, cycling is a great way to get to work or to college. Avoid the traffic jams and opt for this cheap and easy solution. Burn fat, not fuel!
So, how do you get started?
Get involved with one of the Wild Atlantic Sports beginner classes. We’ll provide a bike to get you going so you don’t have to buy one straight out. After all, it’s difficult to buy a suitable bike if you’ve never cycled before! We’ll give you some help with that once you’re up and pedalling.
We remove the bike’s pedals so we can teach you how to ‘scoot’ or glide on your bike. With no pedals, you can learn to balance, steer and brake, taking your feet more and more off the ground as you gain confidence. You’ll have the freedom to learn at your pace and take small steps to gain confidence.
Once you’ve mastered this skill and can scoot confidently for 5-10 seconds, we’ll put back on the pedals and teach you the ‘pedal ready’ position. In this, the lead foot (the one normally used to kick a ball etc) is placed on a raised pedal close to the bike frame with the other foot flat on the ground. A good push off with the foot on the ground and a push down with the foot on the pedal should be enough to get started! Ok, it may take a few attempts, but once you’re going, there’ll be no stopping you!
Most people are nervous learning to cycle for the first time, so it’s a great idea to have someone guide you through the process.
Private and group lessons available in Cork - contact Ruth 0871032317