Syls Cycling Club was formed in late 2018, with its inaugural ride taking place on Sunday February 17th 2019. Since then, through affiliation with Cycling Ireland our club has continued to grow. The aim of our club is to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, cycling and we would welcome cycling enthusiasts of all levels of ability to join us. Our weekly spins are designed to accommodate different distances and group average speeds with a great blend of coastal, country and cityscape routes Dublin north side has to offer.
For cyclists that are just getting started, we run a yearly training programme (Couch to 50k). We also provide training for participation in cycling events such as Ride Dingle, Ring of Beara, Great Dublin Bike Ride, Wicklow 200, Ring of Kerry and others (visit the Events page to find out more).
The club has three categories for organised spins, based on the average speed of the group:
Castle (18 - 22kph average): This is for people who are either new to cycling, are rediscovering their love of the bike or those who have been cycling for years and who want to enjoy the social aspect of cycling - coffee stops are compulsory! The group spins are in the 50 - 60km range and are led by an experienced cyclist.
Coastal (22 - 24kph average): This is for people who have gained road riding experience and would like to challenge themselves with longer spins and at a quicker pace. The group spins are typically in the 60 - 80km range. Coffee stops are encouraged and these spins are led by an experienced cyclist.
Estuary (Above 24kph average): - This is for more experienced cyclists who are looking for a challenge while experiencing the club’s social aspect. Coffee is optional, but somehow always seems to sneak into the spins! The distances are in the range of 80 - 100km and are led by a nominee on the day.
The club operates a ‘no-drop’ policy.
During the Spring to Autumn months (March to October) the club organises spins on Saturdays, Sundays - starting at either 08:00 or 09:00 depending on the length of the ride - and mid-week evening training spins - starting at 18:00. During the Winter months (November to February) the club continues to organise weekend spins and runs midweek indoor events (e.g. Pilates, spinning classes).
All club spins depart from the Green in Malahide village and typically take in a mixture of coastal and inland routes around North County Dublin, Meath and Louth with a mixture of flat and rolling terrain - you’d be surprised how many hills there are in North Dublin!Download our Constitution here