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BIKE WEEK 2015 is just around the corner……….

10 June 2015 Latest News Local News News

National Bike Week 2015 takes place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21stJune. 

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 of
FREE EVENTS is targeted primarily at those new or returning to cycling or those who just want to enjoy a leisurely spin with friends and family!

Some of the highlights include:

 Pedal in the Park | Saturday 13th June | 2 to 4pm | Kilbarry Nature Park, Waterford

This family friendly event is facilitated by Comeragh Cycling Club, activities on the day will include cycling skills, balance beams, limbo sticks, hill climbs and a 2km family cycle around the park. This is guaranteed to be a great family day out; all you need is your bike and helmet. If you are interested in taking part of looking for more information please call Mary Doyle on 051-849619.

 BMX Jam in the Park |Sunday 14th June | 2 to 4pm | The People’s Park, Waterford

The Jam will consist of two categories-Novice and Advanced. Registration will open at 1.30pm for those wishing to participate in the contest, with the Jam beginning at 2pm, all to the funky sounds of a local DJ. Riders are encouraged to enter this event, free of charge and witness local BMX talent exhibit their skills and tricks.  A range of spot prizes up will be up for grabs.

Come and join us at this wicked event and support the riders at their gnarly stunts.
For further information, contact Brian O’ Neill on 086 1925114 or boneill@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 Lunchtime Cycles | Wednesday 17th June

Lunchtime Cycles will take place in both Dungarvan and Waterford City on Bike to Work Day, Wednesday 17th June.

The Dungarvan event starts at Walton Park at 1:30 pm. This event will consist of a short 10k leisurely cycle followed by a light lunch at Euroroute Cuisine, Kilrush. The event is free but pre-registration essential by Monday 15th June at


The Waterford City Lunchtime Cycle  commences outside The Bishop’s Palace at 1pm on the same day, with a limited number of bikes and helmets provided for those who may require them. The event will be followed by light lunch at The Munster Bar.

 The Dawn Cycle |Sunday 21st June | Starting at Walton Park, Dungarvan at 7.30am

As part of this event you can choose to cycle a 15 or 25k route in and around Dungarvan, Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Ballyvoyle before returning to Dungarvan for a light breakfast and a chat! Online registration is essential by Thursday 18th June athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Dawncycle2015

Remember this event is suitable for family participation but we recommend that all children should be over 8 years and confident cycling on the road, and of course must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Family Fun Cycles!

There are also a number of family cycles taking place over the course of the week as follows:

Ardsallagh:  Saturday 20th June | 4pm | Bike ride followed by community BBQ.

Fenor:           Sunday 21th June | Registration from 11 a.m., cycle starts at 12 noon followed by family fun day and Fenor’s Fittest Family!

Faithlegg:     Sunday 21th June | 2 p.m.  | 5 and 15k cycles followed by picnic starting at Park Rangers Soccer Club.

 Donate your old/unwanted bikes to Rebike Ireland

Rebike Ireland have been set up in Waterford since late 2014 and are currently accepting any old bikes that are lying idle in sheds, garages, garden’s all around the county. The bikes or their parts are then re-conditioned and donated to community groups, schools etc. who may need them. Recently they donated 10 bikes to Dungarvan CBS.

As part of the Dungarvan Lunchtime Cycle our friends in Rebike Ireland will be on hand before the event to carry out any essential small fixes to participants bikes. They will also offer tips and advice on basic bike maintenance. More importantly we are inviting people to donate their unused bikes over the course of the week which Rebike will lovingly restore and ensure to find a good home for. These bikes can be donated at the Dungarvan Lunchtime cycle itself or at any time during Bike Week (Mon to Fri 15th to 19th June) at the Go Dungarvan Office, The Courthouse, Dungarvan. Contact Johnny Brunnock for more details at 058-21496 or jbrunnock@waterfordcouncil.ie. Check out Rebike on Facebook.

Don’t forget to wear your helmet and cycle safely during Bike Week 2015!

Full details of all of these events are available on www.bikeweek.ie/events or www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Resident/Community,and,Sport/Bike,Week,2015/.

You can also contact the local bike week coordinators Johnny Brunnock, Waterford City & County Council at jbrunnock@waterfordcouncil.ie; 058-21496 or Pauline Cunningham, Waterford Sports Partnership at pcunningham@waterfordsportspartnership.ie; 051-849855 for more details on how to get involved.

So, come on Waterford get on your bike from June 13th to 21st!