Gearing Up Off Road

Tanagh Outdoor Education & Training Centre are delighted to be part of Cycling Irelands Gearing Up Off- Road Programme. Gearing Up Off- Road is a mountain bike skills programme, designed to develop the skills needed to safely and competently enjoy mountain biking. It is an action packed and fun programme aimed at beginner and intermediate riders.
The programme deals with the specific fundamental skills required for cycling in an off-road environment and aims to develop strong fundamental mountain bike skills.
Participants in Gearing Up Off- Road will learn cycling skills, build confidence, develop teamwork and learn about respect and enjoyment for the outdoors. Some of the skills covered in the programme include: Bike check & set up, getting on & off your bike, braking & controlling your speed, using gears, shifting your weight on the bike, awareness, cornering, front & rear wheel lift, track stand, puncture repair and maintenance, cleaning & looking after your bike and most importantly putting all the skills together so you can hit the trails!
The delivery off the programme will be based at Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. The programme is flexible and can be covered in 9 hours. All bikes and helmets are provided by Tanagh OETC. Due to the nature of the course, Tanagh can offer 16 spaces on each course.

If you just wanted taster session of the Gearing Up Off- Road, Tanagh can offer you a taster course which is an introduction to mountain biking and will cover some of the skills on the syllabus. This taster course is about seeing if people are interested in going on and completing the 9 hour programme.
All secondary school students love mountain biking regardless of the weather, in fact the mucker the track the more they love it. Mountain biking is a great life skill. Mountain biking offers the potential for greater skill development than any other cycling discipline. Consequently most riders will need to devote considerable thought, energy and practice time to the skills covered in the Gearing Up Off- Road programme.

At the end of the course, If learning all of the skills above and having fun with your friends wasn't enough, you will also receive your own logbook to help progress through each skill session. On completion you will also receive a Gearing Up Off Road certificate.

Further details are available from Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre at 049 5552988 or   

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