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Get on your bike for Bike Week

Celebrating the benefits of cycling, Bike Week 2023 kicks off with two full weeks of cycling events and workshops throughout Waterford city and county, from Saturday May 13th to Sunday May 21st.

From dawn cycles and Greenway night cycles, to disability cycle workshops and balance bike schools programme, Bike Week has something for all ages and all abilities.

Launched in 2009, National Bike Week has helped raise the profile of cycling as healthy and fun mode of transport, and it’s also great for the community and the planet. Waterford City and County Council, in association with Waterford Sports Partnership, has compiled a wide range of cycling activities.

If you think you’ve got 30km in the tank, the Passage East 30k spin takes place on May 21st.  This free event includes a 30km cycle from Waterford City to Arthurstown in Co. Wexford, taking in the Passage East Car Ferry, with light lunch provided. All participants must have their own bikes and helmets and be over 16 years of age.

The Waterford Greenway Night Cycle departs SETU Arena Carpark at Carriganore at 9pm on Friday May 19th. Participants over 12 years of age are welcome and must have their own bikes and helmets.

How about a spot of High Tea at Mount Congreve?  This women’s cycle departs Bilberry carpark at 10.30am on Saturday May 13th.  At Mount Congreve you can take a well-earned rest and enjoy a spot of high tea in one of the ‘great gardens of the world.’

Whether you’re in the city or county, enjoy a lunchtime cycle on Wednesday May 17th.  With cycles departing from Walton Park in Dungarvan and the House of Waterford on the Mall in the city, you’ll get to see the very best of your locality on two wheels.  Participants must be over 16 years of age and light lunch is provided.

There are dozens of fun events to choose from.  All events are free, but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

To find out more about the wide range of events taking place throughout Bike Week in Waterford city and county, or to register for a Bike Week event visit www.bikeweek.ie

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