National Bike Week 2015 will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st June, with bike related events taking place right around the country. Waterford is no different and in fact, we have a very strong tradition where Bike Week is concerned. In all there are 38 events taking place right across Waterford City and County over the course of the week to suit all ages and fitness levels.
The programme is targeted primarily at those new or returning to cycling or those who just want to enjoy a leisurely spin with friends and family!
Bike Week, which is funded at national level by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is about celebrating all of the benefits of cycling for both recreation and transport. Those wishing to be part of the fun should find an event in a location to suit all comers. There are bike barbeques, bike maintenance workshops, community cycles and school cycling events taking place right across
Waterford, from Ardsallagh in the west to Faithlegg in the east and many towns and villages in between, as well as Waterford City itself.
As part of Bike Week all events are free. 12 of the 38 Waterford events are fully open to the public. Some of the highlights include:
Saturday 13th June: Pedal in The Park, Kilbarry Nature Park, Waterford-2 p.m.
Sunday 14th June: BMX Jam in The Park, People’s Park, Waterford-2 p.m.
Tuesday 16th June: No Name Youth Club Cycle and Beach Fun!, Fusion Centre, Dungarvan-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 17th June: Lunchtime Cycles in both Dungarvan and Waterford City. Pre-registration essential for Dungarvan event at www.waterfordcouncil.ie
Wednesday 17th June: Family Cycle to Tramore and back, RSC, Waterford-6 p.m.
Saturday 20th June: Midsummer Beach Tag for Bike Week, Dungarvan Rugby Club-6:30 p.m.
Sunday 21st June: The Dawn Cycle, Dungarvan-7:30 a.m.
There are also a number of family cycles taking place over the course of the week in Ardsallagh, Faithlegg and Fenor. FULL LISTING OF PUBLIC EVENTS IN WATERFORD
Full details of all of these events are available on www.bikeweek.ie/events or www.waterfordcouncil.ie. You can also contact the local bike week coordinators Johnny Brunnock, Waterford City & County Council at email@example.com; 058-21496 or Pauline Cunningham, Waterford Sports Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org; 051-849855 for more details on how to get involved.
So come on Waterford get on your bike from 13th to 21st June!
Article Modified: May 27, 2015 1:22 pm