NATIONAL BIKE WEEK RETURNS TO WATERFORD THIS JUNE
WHERE WILL YOUR BIKE TAKE YOU?
National Bike Week, which takes place annually, returns to Waterford this summer from Saturday 11th June to Sunday 19th June. Enjoy seven days on two wheels celebrating and promoting all that is great about cycling.
There are a wide range of events taking place throughout Waterford and some of the highlights include:
Sunday 12th June: Waterford City Dawn Cycle, RSC, Cork Road, Waterford-7 a.m.
Wednesday 15th June: Waterford City Lunchtime Cycle, The Mall, Waterford-1 p.m.
Wednesday 15th June: Dungarvan Lunchtime Cycle, Walton Pk, Abbeyside-1:10 p.m.
Thursday 16th June: Free bike checks and minor repairs, TREO, Unit 2, Block 4, Lacken Rd Business Park, Waterford-12 to 2 p.m.
Sunday 19th June: 10k Family Cycle, Carrickphierish Community Sports Hub, Waterford, 11 to 2 p.m.
Sunday 19th June: Dungarvan Dawn Cycle, Walton Park, Abbeyside-7:30 a.m.
For a full list of events nationally and to join in a cycling adventure this June, log onto www.bikeweek.ie.
For full details of Waterford events log onto: http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Resident/CommunityandSport/NationalBikeWeek/
Bike Week not only promotes the leisure and fun aspects of cycling as a family, with friends, to sightsee…it also highlights why it is important to choose cycling as a means to commute to work, to do the crèche or school run or to run errands. Cycling is environmentally friendly, as it cuts congestion and has zero emissions, and it is also much lower in cost than travelling by public transport or a car.
SmarterTravel.ie estimates that approximately 400,000 people in Ireland travel 4 kilometres or less to work or school or college by car every day – distances that could easily be cycled. Cycling is the fastest mode of transport for journeys of 6 kilometres or less in urban areas; it is also a great solution to beating traffic congestion in our towns and cities.
Bike Week is a fun-filled family event, as well as catering for cycling enthusiasts. There is quite literally something for all ages and ability, from free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, school cycling races bikes festivals and much much more. Bike Week has something for everyone.
Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, Bike Week is coordinated at a national level by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. For more information, please visit www.bikeweek.ie, follow Bike Week on Twitter @BikeWeekie or on Instagram @BikeWeekie or like Bike Week on Facebook www.facebook.com/bikeweekie.
Article Modified: December 14, 2018 11:43 am