Established in 2015 Ride & Speak is a friendly Cycling Ireland affiliated club aimed at encouraging group cycling for those based in and around Co Down and in fact all over. The club was formed by a group of friends who wanted something leisurely and local plugging into Comber, Lisbane, Killinchy and Ballygowan’s genuine community feel.
It’s about getting back to the traditional idea of the weekly club-run, a way to get and maintain fitness without necessarily being involved in racing, a ride that brings together different ages and abilities.
The family aspect is also very important to the club as many members are parents of young children and are keen to get the kids out on their bikes, learning road-skills and finding enjoyment in a healthy activity.
We have approved coaches to teach ‘Bikeability’ levels 1-3 at a national level and several members who have completed child protection courses.