IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism. To keep it going and free-to-view, it takes people like you to act now and subscribe today for €5, €10, or €20 per month.

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.

For the full festival guide see: http://corkcyclingfestival.com/events-2/

IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

Subscription drive update: IrishCycle.com reached its target of 270 subscribers by the end of August -- thank you to all who have helped! Our new target is to have 300 subscribers by the end of 2022 -- originally this was hoped to be exceeded by the first year of running the site full time (end of October).

If you can help push IrishCycle.com above 300 subscribers, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Please remember, every month there's a natural drop-off in subscriptions due to people getting new cards, cards stolen, Revolut not topped up etc.

***

IrishCycle.com is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers

Cian Ginty
Editor, IrishCycle.com

2 comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.