“On your bike”, an overused phrase, will be ringing in your ears by the end of the week as National Bike Week 2015 is now underway with cycling events taking place across Ireland all week long.
Details of events can be found on bikeweek.ie/events or in local media.
Sligo hosted the national opening event for on Saturday. One of the other events which took place over the weekend was the annual Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown family leisurely cycle yesterday (pictured above). It forms part of cycling activities for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as part of the week. The council said: “Cyclists had a choice of a 10km route from Blackrock to UCD or a shorter 4km version around Blackrock Park suitable for younger children.”
Some of the largest national events which take place in Dublin are to run again this year, including the Phoenix Park Bike Festival, which takes place next Sunday has merged the National Cargo Bike Championship, and the city centre lunchtime cycle will also take place on Wednesday, June 17, from 12.30 to 14.00, it starts as usual from Grand Canal Square.
IMAGE: Peter Cavanagh Photography for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council