Waterford Bike Week 2018 Programme Launched

Bike Week Events

National Bike Week 2018 will take place from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th June, with bike related events taking place right around the country. In Waterford, we have a very strong tradition where Bike Week is concerned. There are almost 60 events taking place right across Waterford City and County over the course of the week and we have events to suit all ages and fitness levels. The programme is primarily targeted at those who are new or are returning to cycling and of course those who just want to enjoy a leisurely spin with friends and family!

Bike Week, which is funded at national level by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, is about celebrating all of the benefits of cycling for both recreation and sustainable transport. There are 'Family Fun Cycles', 'Bike Check-Ups', 'Community Cycles' and 'School Cycling Events' taking place all across County Waterford.

As part of Bike Week most events are free and fully open to the public. Some of the highlights include:

Sunset Cycle Dungarvan
Monday evening the 11th June. Meeting at 8pm Walton Park Dungarvan. Cycle to Durrow where refreshments will await. Bring your own bike inc lights & helmet. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Free event. Registration essential on www.eventbrite.ie by June 10th. Contact Hans 087 296 7286

Sunset Cycle Waterford
Friday Evening the 15th June. Meeting at 8pm Greenway Carpark W.I.T. Arena. Cycling to Kilmeaden. Refreshments available. Bring your own bike inc lights & helmet. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Free event. Registration essential on www.eventbrite.ie by June 14th. Contact Hans 087 296 7286

Lunch Time Cycle Waterford
Wednesday 13th June 1pm meeting at House of Waterford Crystal, The Mall. 6km Cycle via Green Route to Bilberry and on to the Greenway. Bikes, helmets and light lunch provided on the day. Free event. Registration essential on www.eventbrite.ie by 12th June. Contact Pauline 0761 10 2682

Lunch Time Cycle Dungarvan
Wednesday 13th June. Meeting at Walton Park at 1.05pm and returning by 1.55pm. 8km Cycle along the Waterford Greenway with Picnic. Free Event. Registration essential on www.eventbrite.ie Contact Peter 0761 10 2191.

Mountain Biking
Saturday 9th June 11am Carrigavantry, Tramore: Meeting at Newtown Cove Car Park Saturday 9th June 2pm Ballyscanlon Fenor: Meeting at Fenor Church Car Park Friday 15th June 6pm Portlaw Woods: Meeting at Portlaw Church Car Park Contact Pauline 0761 10 2682 1 hour of 'Off Road' Mountain Bike Fun. Suitable for over 16s. Free Event. Limited places. Essential registration on www.eventbrite.ie

RSC Cycling Festival
Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th June, 9.45am – 1.30pm. Safe Cycling Festival. Invitation only event. Contact Jemma 087 214 2385

Back to Bike Training

  • Tuesday 5th June - 6.30pm – 8pm RSC Cork Road, Waterford.
  • Wednesday 6th June 11am – 12.30pm Kilmacthomas Workhouse.
  • Thursday 7th June 1pm – 2pm Walton Park, Dungarvan.
Contact Peter 0761 10 2191.

Waterford Sports Partnerships Bike Fest
Saturday 16TH June – Waterford Sports Partnership Bikefest Family cycle. 3km & 12km family cycle routes @ Walton Park from 10am & family games on the park until 12:30pm. Registration available at www.eventbrite.ie €2 per person.

'Why We Cycle' documentary film
Thursday 14th June 7.30pm screening at SGC Dungarvan Cinema. A documentary exploring the Dutch cycling culture. Registration essential on www.eventbrite.ie Contact Hans 087 296 7286.

TREO Free bike check and basic repair
10am -6pm, 11th to 15th June. Bring your bike along for a free bike check or minor repairs. TREO, Unit 2 block 4, Lacken Road Business Park. Refreshments available. Contact John Kinsella 087-4121547.

Faithlegg Cycle
Sunday 10th June 2pm. Meeting at Park Rangers for a 5km family friendly cycle followed by BBQ & refreshments. Contact Susan 086 278 6529.



Don't forget to wear your helmet and cycle safely during Bike Week!

Look out for Bike Week updates on www.bikeweek.ie or www.waterfordcouncil.ie in the coming days. You can also contact the local Bike Week coordinator Johnny Codd, Waterford City & County Council at jcodd@waterfordcouncil.ie Call 0761 10 2503 for more details on how to get involved.

So come on Waterford get on your bike from 9th to 17th June!

Bike Week 2018

Bike Week 2018