NTA and Offaly Sports Partnership / Offaly County Council launch Bike Week 2024

 01 May 2024

Activities run from Saturday May 11th to Sunday May 19th

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and Offaly Sports Partnership / Offaly County Council have today announced details of Bike Week 2024, which runs from Saturday May 11th to Sunday May 19th. This annual event celebrates the many benefits of cycling with over 900 events scheduled nationwide. From family-friendly activities to heritage cycles, maintenance workshops, and learn-to-cycle events, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

All 31 local authority areas are participating in Bike Week, with events organized in collaboration with local sports partnerships. 

Among the events planned in Co. Offaly are: -

1. Second annual Grand Canal Greenway Cycle Relay from Edenderry to Ferbane along 55km of the Grand Canal Greenway. This event is being delivered as a stages event where people can join at any of the changeover points: -

  • George’s Bridge, Edenderry at 9am
  • Toberdaly Bridge, Rhode at 10am
  • Molesworth Bridge, Daingean at 11am
  • Digby Bridge, Cappincur, Tullamore at 12.15pm
  • The Thatch at Rahan at 1.30pm
  • Plunkett Bridge, Pollagh at 2.30pm

Pre registration for the Grand Canal Greenway Cycle Relay is essential. To book your place(s), click here

2. Local cycling clubs are also organising events in Daingean, Tullamore and Ferbane

Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA said:

"Bike Week 2024 is a fantastic opportunity people of all ages and abilities to come together and promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy form of transportation.

The diverse events happening across the country, organised by our colleagues in the Local Authorities and Local Sports Partnerships ensure there is something suitable for everyone to enjoy. 

Whether it's a bike festival, a community cycle or an information session, I encourage everyone to take part and help build a bike friendly society for all.”

For more information and to see what events are taking place in Co. Offaly, visit www.bikeweek.ie; or contact Olivia Murphy, Offaly Sports Partnership on 057 93 57462 / 086 7966451 or by email

Those taking part in Bike Week are encouraged to share photos or videos to social media using #BikeWeek and tagging their local authority and Transport for Ireland @TFIUpdates.