National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. Bike Week 2015 will take place from Saturday to Sunday, June 13-20.
Leitrim Bike Week is an integral part of the overall National Bike Week initiative and is organised in association with Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Sports Partnership and is funded by the Department of Transport.
Cycling events have been organised across the county by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups. Cycling is a fun, healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly and low cost way to make those shorter journeys. Nearly everyone has cycled at some stage, but so many lose the habit.
Bike Week is an opportunity for people to get back on the saddle – for commuting or for recreation or just for the sheer joy of it.There are many different activities organised all around the County this year during Bike Week 2015 including: Primary School Cycle Skills Training in five Primary Schools in Leitrim; Cycling Schools Sports Day; Family School Fun Cycles; Bike Maintenance workshops; Youth Cycle; Road safety presentations and lots more!
For more information on all Bike Week events nationwide see www.bikeweek.ie.
Pictured, right, at the Leitrim launch of National Bike Week with some young cyclists were, from left, LCC Cathaoirleach Paddy O’Rourke, LCC Chief Executive Frank Curran, Leitrim Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator Declan Boyle, Leitrim Sports Partnership Chairperson Cllr Enda Stenson and Director of Services Mary Quinn.