Get set for the Leitrim Cycling Festival
Leitrim Cycling Festival will take place from June 22 to 24 in Manorhamilton and Dromahair.
The aim of the festival is to celebrate the locality for its wonderful cycling routes, to bring people together to learn about the future of cycling in the area, to build a community that can be involved in developing the area and to have some fun.
There are lots of things going on this weekend, on Friday night, June 22, at the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, there will be two speakers: Mary Russell talking about her travels by foot and by bike through very interesting places, particularly Syria before the war; and William Bennett speaking about his three year round the world trip on his bicycle. Friday night there is camping available in the town so why not consider a night under the stars!
Then Saturday, June 23, Manorhamilton will be host to cycling, printing, obstacle course navigation, cycling for beginners, a Heritage Walk around the town, the ‘Scary go Round’, the ‘Camper van of Sound’ and lots more...., There will be fun to be had for all age groups so families will be well entertained and can try their hand at painting bicycle tattoos and printing with bicycle tyres.
Then off to Dromahair for the evening, camping, enjoy the local pubs and restaurants then try a bit of dancing at the cross roads, where there will be live music and dance to celebrate ‘bonfire night’.
The following morning, Sunday, June 24, enjoy a breakfast barbecue, wake up in your tent to the smell of sizzling sausages and following a hearty breakfast we should be well set up for the Great Greenway Cycling Circus Carnival, where everyone is encouraged to dress up in circus style and come to the Greenway at 2pm for an hilarious and quirky drama about a woman who cannot cycle! There will also be a fancy dress competition.
There will be a panel of expert circus judges to parade past en route to Edergole Cottage along the ‘demo stretch’ where there will be theatre, a brass band, dancing, tea and buns, slow bicycle races in circus costume and lots more.
Find out more about the festival at www.leitrimcyclingfestival.com