Welcome to the Greenmount Cycling Academy for 2023. This will be our 11th year of providing cycling coaching at Limerick Racecourse. The numbers attending the academy have grown every year and we have changed to accommodate the needs of our members. Our academy ran a full program last year after 2 years of shortened seasons in 2019 and 2020.
We ran our academy and inclusion club for approx 18 weeks, held 4 race days, hosting riders from all over the country, ran the Munster Criterium Championships and we ran round 5 of the Munster Cyclocross league in November.
Our youth training takes place each Wednesday, 18.30pm -19.30pm, starting on April 12th 2023 at Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell. We intend to have training most Wednesdays until the end of August. Please keep an eye on Greenmount Cycling Academy on Facebook and our parents WhatsApp group for the latest news and to check if training is on each week. Usually it will be.
The Academy provides a training program for all youth members from age 6 up to 15 years old, boys and girls in a safe car free location. This training is primarily aimed at preparing youths for competitive road cycling and cyclocross for age categories, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Qualified coaches provide the skills and training advice necessary to take part in racing. The coaches will provide information to new members on bike setup, gearing, training etc. Helmets are compulsory for this training. All participants must pre-register, sign a code of behaviour and obey our coaches and stewards instructions. Please respect the racecourse property and keep off the racetrack grass. We will require parents or guardians contact details for email and / or text updates. We intend to use WhatsApp for communication. We do not contact riders directly.
We welcome youths from all clubs to the academy. Cycling Ireland our national governing body recommends all youths join a club after their first 3 sessions with us. Greenmount Cycling Academy is a registered Cycling Ireland Club. You can join at https://membership.cyclingireland.ie/.
A youth licence (under 10) costs €10. In tandem with our academy our club will be running youth races on 4 race days. You must have a Cycling Ireland licence to take part in these races and entry is online. Our club membership is €20 for the year. This can be paid when you are taking out your CyclingIreland licence.
Club activities/planned activities in 2023
● Wednesday evening sessions at the racecourse 6.30-7.30pm April-August
● We have the following racedays planned at the racecourse
○ Sunday May 7th Greenmount Races – races for all ages and categories.
○ Sunday June 4th Greenmount Races – Shanahan’s Family Foods – races for all ages
○ Sunday July 9th Greenmount Races – races for all ages
○ Sunday August 13th Munster Criterium Championships – races for all ages
● Cyclocross season for all ages will kick off in September (Coaching, training, races) all tbc.
Each year we always need sponsors, coaches and parents to help out.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping out.
A huge thanks to all our club sponsors – see our jersey for them all.
If you have any questions ask our coaches or send us a facebook message.
Chairman – Vinnie Gleeson 0878037543 email@example.com
Secretary – Alan Loftus 0879881285 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer – Hugh Kelly