National Bike Week, which takes place annually, returns to Offaly this summer from Saturday, 9th June to Sunday, 17th June 2018.
Bike Week is a fun-filled family event, as well as an event catering for cycling enthusiasts. There is quite literally something for all ages and ability, from free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, school cycling races bikes festivals and much much more, Bike Week has something for everyone. Enjoy eight days on two wheels celebrating and promoting all that is great about cycling. In Offaly, there are a wide range of events taking place including:
STERIS Tullamore Charity Cycle
Saturday, 9th June – 18 members of STERIS Tullamore will be cycling 195km from STERIS Tullamore to Listowel in Kerry
School cycle days (supported by Offaly Sports Partnership, Lough Boora Parklands and Lough Boora Bike Hire)
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11th, 12th and 14th June - Offaly Sports Partnership, Lough Boora Parklands and Lough Boora Bike Hire welcome Kinnitty, Rath and Charleville National Schools to our school cycle days in Lough Boora Parklands.
Tandem cycling for people with visual impairments (supported by National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI), Wolftrap Cycling Club and Lough Boora Parklands)
Tuesday, 12th June – Tandem cycling. Meet at the Lough Boora Parklands Visitor Centre at 10am. For more information, contact NCBI on 086 8371937.
Lunchtime cycle (supported by Offaly Sports Partnership and Wolftrap Cycling Club)
Wednesday, 13th June – Birr lunchtime cycle. Meet at the Birr Civic Offices at 12.30pm. A roadworthy bicycle and helmet is essential to join the lunchtime cycle. For more information, contact 057 93 57462 or by email
Birr Bike Week (supported by Wolftrap Cycling Club)
Tuesday, 12th and Thursday, 14th June – Couch to 60km (Aimed at adults wishing to begin or return to cycling; and kicking off a six week Couch to 60k training programme culminating in the Billy Butler Cycle on Sunday, 24th July). Meet at 6.30pm at Birr Rugby Club. For more information, contact Wolftrap Cycling Club by email