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Cork Cycle Festival pedals off with a week of cycling events

This year’s Cork Cycling Festival pedals off tomorrow, Saturday July 14th and keeps cycling until Saturday July 21th with 14 events promised.

According to the organisers: “Cork Cycle Festival is run by a voluntary team who just love bikes as a great way to get about and want more people to enjoy cycling. The festival is entirely free to the public, welcoming all ages and walks of life with a special focus on family-friendly events.”

The starting event, at 2pm at The Fountain Grand Parade, is the Festival Opening and Vintage Cycle Parade, and vintage gear is noted as not essential, so anyone can join in.

The festival guide said: “Once again its time to revive your high nellies out of the back shed and dust of your tweeds for this jolly good vintage parade around the city. Relieve the golden age and chivalry of the beautiful machine. Vintage wear encouraged but not essential to join the craic of this rollicking ride! We will be stopping at Gallagher’s Bar on MacCurtain Street for Free tea/coffee.”

This will be followed at 4.30pm with Cycle Cinema Shorts also starting from the Fountain Grand Parade

Cycle and including a cycle along the old railway line to Blackrock Castle where a number of cycling-related shorts will be shown in the Observatory. The group will return afterwards to the Gables bar for complimentary pizza and fingerfood by Luigi Malones.

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