Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. today asked people up and down the country to be ready to “get on their bikes” in advance of National Bike Week which will take place from June 9th to June 17th this year.
Minister Ross said “The benefits to be gained from cycling are immense. They include improved health, reduced traffic congestion, better air quality, improved accessibility to transport, and reduced costs. Cycling is a fantastic way to get from A to B, to enjoy the countryside or just to get some air and exercise. It will benefit all of us if we can increase the number of cyclists on our roads while keeping them safe”.
Declan Boyle, Sports Co-Ordinator with Leitrim Sports Partnership said Bike Week 2018 is the perfect opportunity for children, teenagers, families and older adults to get on their bikes, get active and have some fun, we have ten different Bike Week events happening around Co. Leitrim and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get out cycling as part of Bike Week 2018.
For further information on all the events in your local area, please log on to leitrimsports.ie website or call Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498.
|Name of Community Group/School
||Decription of Event
|St Clare's Comprehensive N.S.
||School Fun Cycle Day
||Parent Child Cycle to School, obstacle course, photo competition.
|Scoil Chlainne Naofa( Parent Association)
||School Family Cycle
||Five mile cycle, followed by, Bar Bqq
|Leitrim Glens Cycling Club
||Family 10k Cycle
||10 km cycle around Manorhamilton
|Newtown Gore N.S.
||Family Fun Cycle
||Family cycle Day,from the school to the local lake"Garadice" Approx 10km
|Rehab and Recovery Services
||social outing, cycling along shannon Blueway, followed by picnic lunch
|Drumkeerin National School
||Bicycle day which will include a range of games, races, activities for the children
|Breffini Community Development
||Knowing Your Bike
||14 or 15th June
||Bike safety workshops, maintenance workshops, " Knowing your Bike"
||Irish Country womens Association
||Cycle on the Leitrim Blueway, to encourage outdoor activities