National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. Bike Week 2017 will take place from Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th of June.
Leitrim Bike Week is an integral part of the overall National Bike Week initiative and is organised in association with Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Sports Partnership and is funded by the Department of Transport. Cycling events have been organised across the county by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups. Cycling is a fun, healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly and low cost way to make those shorter journeys. Nearly everyone has cycled at some stage, but so many lose the habit.
Bike Week is an opportunity for people to get back on the saddle – for commuting or for recreation or just for the sheer joy of it! There are many different activities organised all around the County this year during Bike Week 2017 including:
Primary Schools Cycling Sports Day
Leitrim Gaels Community Facility
St Clare’s N.S. School Cycle Fun Day
Scoil Chlann Naofa, Ballinamore, Family School Cycle
Links road, Ballinamore
Newtowngore N.S. Family Fun School Cycle
School to Garadice Lake 10k Cycle
Melvin Cycling Club - Kids Fun Cycle Skills Day (Fun Time Trial/Arts cycling competition)
Kinlough and Melvin GAA Pitch.
Leitrim Glens Cycling Club – 10k Family Cycle
Gaelscoil Liatroma – Rothaigh agus Cothaigh, School Family Cycle
Lough Key Forest Park
Fatima N.S., Cloone, School fun cycle and games day
Gaelscoil Clúainín - School Cycling Skills and Safety Programme
Carrigallen N.S - School Cycling Skills and Safety Programme.
St Patrick’s N.S. Drumshanbo – School Cycling Skills and Safety Programme
Four Masters N.S., Kinlough - School Cycling Skills and Safety Programme