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Funding Available for Bike Week 2020

Published: August 7, 2020

Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September 2020

National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. The initiative was developed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and continues to grow each year. Bike Week is organised locally by Local Authorities, Local Sports Partnerships, Community Groups, Clubs, Schools and other interested cycling stakeholders.

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over an extended week each year, with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.

Cycling is fun and anyone of any age can ride a bike; it’s a perfect chance to spend quality time with family outdoors and is a very flexible form of exercise. Cycling has seen a huge increase during lockdowns imposed on Irish communities with 510,000 people recorded as cycling once a week in May of this year, Bike Week aims to continue this trend.

Due to the impact of Covid 19, Bike Week 2020 has been rescheduled from its original June date and is now taking place from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th September. Waterford Sports Partnership in partnership with Waterford City & County Council and An Taisce Green Schools will again coordinate Bike Week for the people of Waterford.

Community events and programmes will be organised by the steering committee which will include:-

  • Lunchtime cycle in Waterford City & Dungarvan
  • Bike Maintenance health checks
  • Men’s cycling programme
  • Women’s Cycling programme
  • Mountain bike taster sessions
  • Extensive online video library to assist all target groups

Waterford City and County Council and WSP have also secured funding to offer small scale bike week grants to community groups to organise events during the week and will offer assistance to successful applicants. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?


Completed applications should be emailed to Emma Smyth
or, alternatively, application forms can be posted to:
Emma Smyth, Community Dept., Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.
The closing date for applications is 4 p.m. Friday 21st August 2020

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of event organisers to adhere to any HSE/Government COVID 19 guidelines in place at the time of their event.
View Cycling Ireland’s event Guidelines HERE

For further information on Waterford Bike Week 2020, please contact Peter Jones on 087 1015130 or email at


Article Modified: August 07, 2020 10:22 am

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