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Newcomers encouraged to visit Ardee CC Open Night

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Members of Ardee Cycling Club during the 2017 Ferdia Cycling League. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Ardee Cycling Club are holding an Open Evening later this week – with the aim of encouraging new members to saddle up and join the team for the year’s cycling ahead.

The event will take place on Friday evening at 7.30pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in John Street Industrial Park and is open to anyone interested in joining the club for the year ahead.

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If you come along, you’ll have a chance to meet some of the club’s existing and burgeoning membership and hear about what’s planned for 2018 – including social nights and club hotel breaks too.

As well as that, prospective members will hear about their Couch To 50K initiative, Sportives, local and regional racing leagues and open racing events. Information will be available on Cycling Ireland licenses and fees and of course, the club’s own midweek and weekend spins.

Currently running three group speeds – leisure, touring and advanced – Ardee Cycling Club offer cyclists of all ages and abilities the chance to get out and enjoy cycling. Distances and speeds increase with each group, meaning members can always test themselves to their level alongside members of similar capabilities.

Groups are out in force for weekend cycles and on weekday evenings too, so regardless of your working or social schedule, there’s usually a time convenient for all. The Saturday and Sunday cycles usually leave from the Market Square in the town, with Tuesday and Thursday evening rides generally departing from the Parish Centre on Hale Street.

“We would encourage people to join Ardee Cycling Club,” chairman Tony Murphy told ThisIsArdee.ie this week. “You can make new friends, take part in Couch to 50K and much more.”

Ardee Cycling Club’s aim is to create a club that will encourage people to keep fit through cycling. It is also their goal to ensure that all their members are safe and enjoy each cycle they take part in throughout the year.

Last year, the club held their inaugural Ferdia Cycling League, with big numbers taking part from the club itself and other clubs around Louth and Leinster too. Emmett Gorman was crowned the first ever champion, after topping the tables at the end of nine rounds of the inaugural local cycling league campaign during the summer.

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