Officials and participants pictured at the launch of National Bike Week
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has asked people up and down the country to be ready to “get on their bikes” in advance of National Bike Week which will take place from June 9-17.
Minister Ross said “The benefits to be gained from cycling are immense. They include improved health, reduced traffic congestion, better air quality, improved accessibility to transport, and reduced costs.
Cycling is a fantastic way to get from A to B, to enjoy the countryside or just to get some air and exercise. It will benefit all of us if we can increase the number of cyclists on our roads while keeping them safe”.
Declan Boyle, Sports Co-Ordinator with Leitrim Sports Partnership, said Bike Week 2018 is the perfect opportunity for children, teenagers, families and older adults to get on their bikes, get active and have some fun, we have ten different Bike Week events happening around Leitrim and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get out cycling as part of Bike Week.
For further information on all the events in your local area, please log on to leitrimsports.ie website or call Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498.