LYS’ Cathal Dillion with Brian Kinsella, Adam Moynihan, Tommy Duggan (LYS) & Edward Carroll at the Limerick Youth Service Repair Your Rothar Workshop at the Northside Youth Space as part of the National Bike Week.
Limerick Youth Service Repair Your Rothar workshops marked Limerick Smarter Travels Bike Week
by ilovelimerick correspondent Chloe O’Keeffe
Young people with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) marked Limerick Smarter Travel’s Bike Week by holding two ‘Repair Your Rothar’. The Limerick Youth Service Repair Your Rothar workshops were held through Ballyhoura Bike Trail.
Held at The Factory Southside Youth Space and the Northside Youth Space respectively, Limerick Youth Service Repair Your Rothar workshops saw LYS bike crew, which included two aspiring junior mechanics, repair punctures, adjusted saddles and fixed those all-important brakes.
“We’d a great turnout at both events with young people, families, and staff dropping by with their bicycles at both venues,” said Cathal Dillion, LYS.
At the Northside Youth Space our junior mechanics, Adam Moynihan & Brian Kinsella, put in an excellent shift as they worked on over twenty bikes, “The two boys have a great interested in cycling and it was great to see them get involved in repairing the bikes,” said Cathal, a Youth & Family Support Worker.
While people were waiting for their bikes to be repaired they enjoyed some of LYS’ famed hospitality which included a BBQ with ‘Chef Kate’ in the Northside.
Away from the workshops, a number of youth groups enjoyed a scenic cycle through the hills of Ballyhoura with the Limerick Sports Partnership. The groups included young people from LYS’ Traveller Male Group and the Northside Youth Space.
Young people and adults who have been smitten by the recent Bike Week and would like to know more about cycling, from repairing bikes to health benefits of this popular past time, can contact LYS’ Bike Project.
Supported by the Irish Youth Foundation, The Bike Project is located at The Factory Southside Youth Space, Galvone, Limerick and is open to young people (10- 24yrs) from across Limerick.
One part of the project will promote the physical and mental health benefits of cycling with programmes on nutrition and fitness also part of it. The second part teaches young people the mechanics of bike management from changing tyres and fixing gears to assembly and checking the brakes.
The Limerick Youth Service Repair Your Rothar workshops were supported by Limerick Smarter Travel as part of their events for National Bike Week. A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.
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