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Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 - 'Trinity on the Move' Team

Trinity College Dublin are calling on academic and professional staff to join or support the ‘Trinity on the Move’ team for the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 which takes place on Sunday, 25th September 2022. All funds raised will go towards Trinity’s Student Hardship Fund which supports students in dire financial circumstances. The Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 will be taking place on Sunday, 25th September from Dublin City University, the event offers a challenging 100km route for experience riders and a 60km route for beginners looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle. If you can’t make it on the day, there is also a virtual cycling event that you can complete via Strava.

There are several ways to get involved and support the ‘Trinity on the move’ team:
Step one: Register for the ‘Trinity on the Move’ team HERE
Step two: Register for the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 HERE
Step three: Get moving with Trinity Sport, the Trinity Sport team will help you prepare with free spinning classes and training guidance before the event.
Step four: Don’t forget to sponsor the ‘Trinity on the move’ team through ‘Go Fund Me’ HERE

Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin commented, “It is fantastic to see Trinity staff taking part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 and raising much needed funds for Trinity’s Student Hardship Fund. In 2019 Trinity raised over €16,000 for The Student Hardship Fund and it would be great to exceed that amount this year. I would encourage everyone to join or support the ‘Trinity on the Move’ staff team!”

Places for the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 are selling fast so if you want to get involved, register as soon as possible. The event is designed to cater for cyclists of all ages and abilities with a focus on active participation and enjoyment of physical activity, for more information and to register click HERE. The Great Dublin Bike Ride is run as part of the European Week of Sport and is supported by Sport Ireland.

  • Great Dublin Bike Ride 2022 - Training Programme
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    Walktober Step Challenge: Monday 3rd October – Monday 31st October 2022.

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    Cycle into Summer

    What is Cycle into Summer?
    Cycle into Summer is a fun, free, journey-based team event for people of all cycling abilities. It is open to staff and students from workplaces and third level campuses who are partners of the Smarter Travel Programme. Participants will have the chance to win some great prizes while connecting with their colleagues and organisation, being part of a team, and being active! The Cycle into Summer event aims to celebrate cycling and to encourage people to integrate cycling into their lifestyles. This year’s Cycle into Simmer takes place from the 9th May to the 29th May, which includes national Bike Week (14th-22nd May), so there will be plenty of exciting opportunities for you to get on your bike and get cycling.

    Who can take part?
    All staff and students of participating organisations can take part. You can check if your Workplace or Campus is participating using the list below.

    I want to take part, what should I do next?
    1. Form a team of 2-4 people. We would highly encourage you to have at least one ‘new’ cyclists on your team.
    2. Choose your Team Name
    3. Nominate a Team Captain. Your Team Captain will be the main point of contact for your team and will set up your team on the Active Travel Logger website
    Get on your bike and log your journeys!
    Each participant needs to have a working email address and have a registered and verified  Active Travel Logger  account. If you don’t yet have an account on the Active Travel Logger you can register here.

    Where can I find more information?
    For more information on how to get started, creating a team, logging your cycling journeys and more, refer to our Cycle into Summer Participant Guide and our Frequently Asked Questions .
    How to log your cycle journeys – video tutorial
    How to join Cycle into Summer and create a Team – video tutorial
    Cycling safety
    Events for national bike week
    Bike to work
    Rental bikes

    Swim For A Mile 2022

    Swim For A Mile (SFAM) is an initiative aiming to encourage people to get back into the pool and become confident, life-long swimmers.
    This programme runs annually, and involves 10-12 weeks of training, followed by a timed mile or half mile swim. This will take place in the Trinity Sport Pool on Thursday 30th June. You have the option of training in your own time or registering for SFAM coached sessions here at Trinity Sport. The programme progresses participants from being able to swim 2 lengths of a pool, to completing a full mile at one of our SFAM event day in June.

    Step 1:
    Sign up for the swim for a mile programme via the Swim Ireland Website at a cost of €30 per person https://www.swimforamile.com/
    Step 2:
    Download your 12-week training programme and get started

    Option 1:
    Train in our Trinity Sport Pool on your own schedule by signing up to our 3-month membership.
    Membership = € 150 April – June
    Contact Aiden Moroney- amoroney@tcd.ie
    Option 2:
    Come in as a guest to use our pool for some of your training sessions.
    Guest Fee=€8 per visit
    Option 3:
    Sign up to our coached sessions with our swim coach.
    12-week Programme- 2 sessions per week
    Starts week of 11th April (No Class on Monday 18th April)
    Monday and Wednesday 6pm-7pm
    Trinity Sport Members – €253 (€11 per session)
    Non-Members-€299 (€13 per session)
    Option 4:
    Sign up to our 1 to 1 Sessions- €40 per half hour session (€35 per lesson if you book 4 or more lessons)

    For more information on Swim for a mile or to book please contact
    Reception: sport@tcd.ie or 018961812
    Deirdre Mullen-McGuinness: Deirdre.mullen@tcd.ie or 01896 4681

    Smarter Travel Cycle Challenge

    The Smarter Travel Cycle Challenge is a fun, free, trip-based team event for people of all cycling abilities that will coincide with National Bike Week 2021 (Sun 12th– Sat 18th Sept 2021). It is open to staff and students from workplaces and third level campuses who are partners of the Smarter Travel Programme. Participants have the chance to win some great prizes while connecting with their colleagues and organisation, being part of a team, and being active!

    The Cycle Challenge aims to celebrate cycling as a form of transport and as a pastime, encouraging people to integrate cycling into their lifestyles and see cycling as a viable option on their commute. Staff and students can get together to form teams of 2-6 people.

    Choose your Team Name and nominate a Team Captain. Each participant needs to have a working email address and have a registered and verified Active Travel Logger account. If you don’t yet have an account on the Active Travel Logger you can register here. Your Team Captain will be the main point of contact for your team and will set up your team on the Active Travel Logger website.

    Some tips for cycling can be found here.

    Fit4Life Social Run/Walk Group

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  • You don't have to be sporty, but you do have to move!
    Healthy Trinity: Social Walking/Jogging/Running Group

    Do you find it difficult to find time to exercise?  Would you like to get healthier and meet new people from Trinity?  Healthy Trinity’s free weekly Social Walking/Jogging/Running Group can help.

    • Day: Wednesdays
    • Time: 1.05-1-35
    • Location: Meet at the steps of the Pavilions
    • Lack of time is the number one reason people don’t exercise so we’ll get you done and dusted in 30 minutes.  Here’s how:

      1.05-1.10

      Warm up as a group and get to know other people participating

      1.10-1.30

      Join one of three groups (Walkers; Joggers: Runners) for 20 minutes of exercise.  All groups will circle the Fitness Trail.  There will be optional intervals marked where people can go faster to build fitness and slower to catch their breath.   

      1.30-1.35

      Cool down as a group. 

      The group aims to be social, not competitive. If you'd like to use an app to review your own progress Healthy Trinity has some reviews here.

      Martina Mullin from College Health and Deirdre Mullen-Mc Guinness from Trinity Sport will facilitate this group. To register online go to:

      For more details or to register offline:

    • Email: Deirdre on Deirdre.mullen@tcd.ie
    • Phone: 01 896 4681
    • Or turn up on the day
    • Visit our Facebook or Twitter:

    https://facebook.com/TrinitySportDublin

    https://twitter.com/tcdsports

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: Will there be somewhere secure to mind my bags while I'm exercising?

    A: If you arrive before 1.05 we will store your bags.

    Q: Is the group only on one day?

    A: At the moment, we only organise the group on Wednesdays. We will be encouraging people to meet other days independently of us. That's why we're focusing on the social side. So ask around when you're doing your circuits. No doubt others will be looking for a group on other days.

    Q: Can I start walking but build up to jogging or running?

    A: Yes, there will be four groups: Walking, Walking/Jogging; Jogging and Running. We will also mark intervals on the one km route where everyone is encouraged to go faster. You can use those intervals to go from walking to jogging until you feel fit enough to jog all the time.

    Q: Can I keep going for longer than 20 minutes?

    A: We will blow a whistle at 1.30 to call people back for the cool down. You can absolutely ignore us. Or you can use the trip back to where ever you're going afterwards as your cool down. We do recommend a good post-stretch to improve flexibility and prevent injury though.

    Q: Will you be tracking my progress?

    A: Because demand for this course has been high, we won't on this occasion be able to record progress. We highly recommend the use of an app. Here are some we like. If you'd like to submit a review of an app you like, drop an email to Martina on health.promotion@tcd.ie

    Q: Is it OK to miss a week?

    A: Absolutely. This is a social, flexible group. Come and go as you please. We'll be delighted to see you when you make it.
    Questions/Comments/Suggestions?

    If you've any questions, comments or suggestions for please email Deirdre on deirdre.mullen@tcd.ie.

    For any questions regarding our social sport services please contact: