Celebrating the benefits of cycling, Bike Week kicks off on Sunday, September 12th with a full week of cycling events taking place throughout Waterford city and county.
From city cycles and lunchtime leisure cycles to turbo cycle training workshops and online bike maintenance workshops, Bike Week has something for all ages and all abilities.
Launched in 2009, National Bike Week has helped raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport, and it’s also great for the community and the planet. Waterford City and County Council, in association with Waterford Sports Partnership, has compiled a wide range of cycling activities.
If you think you’ve got 30km in the tank, the Passage East 30k spin takes place on September 12th. This free event includes a 30K cycle from Waterford City to Arthurstown in Co. Wexford, taking in the Passage East Car Ferry, with light lunch provided. All participants must have their own bikes and helmets and be over 16 years of age.
The Dawn Cycle on September 18th is the perfect cycle event for the early bird. Meet at the House of Waterford Crystal on the Mall at 6 am for an early morning cycle to Tramore, just in time to watch the sun rise. Or you can enjoy a leisurely lunchtime pedal from Dungarvan to Clonea on the Greenway on September 15th.
Teenagers from 13 to 17 years of age can take in Waterford with a city cycle on September 15th. This free guided 10K spin around the city provides free with free bike hire. While in Dungarvan, the teen spin takes place on September 16th at 5 pm.
Waterford Walls Cycle Tour is a guided tour of the magnificent Waterford Walls Street Art Murals where you can find out about the stories behind the murals on September 18th.
All events are free but booking is advised to avoid disappointment. To find out more about events taking place throughout Bike Week in Waterford or to register for an event visit Waterford Sports Partnership landing page or www.bikeweek.ie