Cork City Council is delighted to launch the annual Cork Bike Week, starting Saturday 19th and running through to 27th September. Over 100 events will take place throughout the city during the week-long celebration of all things cycling.
There’s a wide range of events including an evening cycle along the Old Passage Railway line, history cycles, two “come & try” events with Cork BMX Club, numerous bike-maintenance workshops, a ‘Sofa to Saddle’ Programme in Blackrock, and Cork City Libraries will be displaying cycling-related books and resources throughout the week. Despite the current restrictions, city schools will be organising events to promote cycling awareness, safety and fun.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh, said: “Cycling is becoming increasingly popular, not just to keep us healthy and reduce our carbon footprint but also as a pleasant way to get around the city. Cork Bike Week really does offer something for everyone, from beginners to the more seasoned and long-distance cyclists. There are plenty of fun activities, with the added bonus of outdoor exercise.”
Frank Fitzgerald, Sustainable Travel and Road Safety Awareness Officer with Cork City Council, enthused about the many events taking place in the city centre and suburbs: “Along with our partners in the Cork Sports Partnership and cycling groups in the city, we have organised an exciting programme of cycling-related events that will suit all tastes and most abilities. We will also be running family competitions and giving out free Cork Bike Week cycling goodies all week!”
New to Cork Bike Week this year is the launch of an online WE-BIKE campaign, promoting electric bikes in their many shapes and forms. Alongside the active events, there’ll be online forum discussions, films, challenges & competitions, interactive cycling video sessions and a series of daily podcasts.
For details of all events taking place in Cork this year see: www.corkbikeweek.ie