Share your Rothar Roads Bike Week initiative

Share your Rothar Roads Bike Week initiative

Share your Rothar Roads project launch

Bike Week is back and this year Leitrim Cycling Festival in collaboration with Leitrim Sports Partnership are launching the ‘Share your Rothar Roads’ project.

What is a Rothar Road?

Here in rural Ireland we have an enviable dense network of smaller roads ripe for cycling. These are lightly trafficked, generally have good surfaces and they already go virtually everywhere. What we need is for these smaller roads (‘Rothar Roads’) to be reclaimed as roads where bicycles are expected and respected. What we need is for the people who use them to travel at a speed that would allow them to react to a cyclist around any corner.

What is the 'Share your Rothar Roads' project?

The ‘Share your Rothar Roads’ project is the first step in a much larger ambition to identify a comprehensive network of useful routes in Leitrim. This first step is an opportunity to showcase what we already have to offer here in Leitrim – miles and miles of roads almost perfect for cycling. Roads that take you from village to town, roads that take you to the shops, to work, to school, to the hills and hidden beauty spots. Roads where you can often cycle for miles without meeting another soul.

In this 'Share your Rothar Roads' project Leitrim Cycling Festival are asking everyone to share their bicycle routes in Leitrim – be they short, long, hilly, flat, for pleasure or to get to the shops we want to see them all! Once the routes have been uploaded they can be promoted and shared.

With so many more people discovering or rediscovering the joys of cycling, we know there is a huge demand out there for route recommendations and this mapping of routes will be an incredibly useful and inspiring resource.

How do I get involved?

To share your Rothar Roads and to find new routes go to  www.leitrimcyclingfestival/rotharroads

Enjoy the Rothar Roads of Leitrim!