Dates/Times

See the training schedule for group cycle times, and training locations for where to meet - typically at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park.

Keep an eye on the Facebook group for more info prior to each session. Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes early so that the cycle can begin on time.

Groups

All cyclists will be grouped with people of a similar level.

If you are new to cycling or just out of practice then group 1 is the place to start. There will be an assigned leader to this group each week until we get to race season so you don’t have to worry about knowing where to go. Just keep pedaling!

Members with a bit more experience will be grouped accordingly and will manage each group themselves.

One of the main things to keep in mind with group cycling is that the group starts together, stays together and finishes together. The stronger members of a group will spend more time at the front ( which is more work) while the less experienced will spend more time within the shelter of the group. However everyone in a group will be expected to take a turn at the front, even if just for a few minutes.

If you are in a group with an assigned leader then you must follow their directions.

Speed and distance

The speed and distance covered by each group on any given cycle will vary depending on the level of the cyclists within the group, the terrain and the weather. But as a rule the average distance covered and speed of each group will steadily increase the closer we get to racing season

For example group 1 would probably start at 40km increasing to 60km by May at a speed of about 23-25kph. This is only a rough guideline.

What to bring

The essentials

  • A bike in roadworthy condition

  • A helmet

  • Water

  • 2 x Spare tubes, hand pump, tools including tyre levers. CO2 cartridges are very handy but not essential.

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather forecast

  • Food ( energy bars/gels/ fruit etc)

  • Money/card for taxi in case of multiple punctures or mechanical issue that cant be fixed roadside

  • Phone

  • ICE ( In case of emergency) details.

If you click on the links below they will give you some useful information on etiquette , routes etc

Any questions just email us at hello@3dtri.ie