Cycling Ulster members can now access live and on-demand workouts anytime, anywhere with the Cycling Ireland Training Hub. Designed for all cyclists, a series of strength & conditioning, stretch and core sessions will be delivered weekly helping you stay motivated and ready.
Former professional cyclist, Matteo Cigala leads a 10-week stretch session on Monday evening and a challenging lunchtime core session on Thursdays. Sports Med Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading experts in physiotherapy and strength training, will deliver an 8-week Strength & Conditioning class which can be undertaken with minimal equipment. Expert led training sessions will continue to be delivered on the Cycling Ireland Training Hub throughout 2021.
Access to the Cycling Ireland Training Hub is free to 2021 members. Simply log in to your membership portal and activate your account.
Activate your account:
Step 1: Log in to your Membership Portal Here
Step 2: Click on the Cycling Ireland Training Hub
Step 3: Activate your Cycling Ireland Training Hub Account
Once you have activated your Cycling Ireland Training Hub Account you can access workouts at any time through your membership portal.
Training Session Timetable:
Stretch – Starts Monday, 22 February @ 6pm
Coach Matteo Cigala leads a 30-minute stretching routine, helping you loosen out after the weekend and prevent injury.
Strength & Conditioning – Starts Wednesday, 24 February @ 6pm
The 8-week programme, delivered by Sport Med Ireland physiotherapist Tara Neylin is designed for injury reduction and functional strengthening for cyclists.
Session one will incorporate learning the fundamental movements within the gym setting. All the session will be adapted to be done at home. During the session, Tara will be going through the correct gym technique whilst beginning the upper and lower limb strengthening program. The session will include a 5-10 minute warm up, including some mobility work, and two strength training circuits.
Equipment: exercise mat, med ball/football, a platform to stabilise your hand on (i.e. a table just below hip height), any weights available at home (dumb bells, kettlebells or even a heavy schoolbag filled with bottles of water/rocks etc)
Lunchtime Core – Starts Thursday, 25 February @ 1pm
This 30-minute workout, led by Coach Matteo Cigala, focuses on strengthening your core, obliques, and back muscles. Core strength is important for cyclists across all disciplines.