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Teen Cyclists to Graduate Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme

Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme: Teens brave the spring chill at the cycle through the Ballyhoura Hills with Limerick Youth Service’s Bike Project

Teen Cyclists to Graduate Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme.

Young people who took part in an innovative bike programme with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) will be honoured at a graduation ceremony at The Factory Southside Youth Space, Galvone, Limerick. The teenagers, who hail from across Limerick, were participants in Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme. The Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme is an exciting and very popular twelve-week programme run by LYS’s Bike Project at the Southside Youth Space, that thought the teenagers numerous skills related to training and physical health.

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Teenagers taking part in Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike Programme in the Bike Workshop at The Factory Southside Youth Space

As part of the Irish Youth Foundation supported Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme, the young people learned about bike maintenance and assembly, with many building old bikes from scratch. The teenagers also learned about diet, nutrition and took part in grueling mountain bike challenges as they traversed some of Ireland’s most majestic cycling greenways including the Ballyhoura Bike Trail and the Great Southern Trail.

Des Galligan, of Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike programme, congratulated the young people on completing the course, saying, “They have shown commitment, dedication, and passion for this programme”.

‘Not only did they make new friends but they learned key skills and got a solid introduction to the bike industry,’ added Galligan, who is looking forward to the ceremony.

As part of the graduation, the teenagers will be presented with certificates from the Irish Youth Foundation & Cycle Ireland while members of the Irish Youth Justice Service & An Garda Siochana will also be there.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

The Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Factory Southside Youth Space, Galvone, Limerick.

For more information about the Limerick Youth Service On Yer Bike Programme, go here.

For more stories on the Limerick Youth Service, go here.

 

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