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Bike Week 2022

Roscommon Bike Week 2022 runs from 14th of May to 22nd with Lots of Exciting Activities & Events Planned for Everyone to Enjoy!

Bike Week is a nationally run initiative which aims to celebrate and promote cycling as an enjoyable activity for people of all ages and abilities, with cycling events all over the country, organised by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups. Bike Week is a brilliant opportunity for people to get back on the saddle – for commuting or for recreation or just for the sheer joy of it!

Roscommon Sports Partnership and Roscommon County Council are delighted to announce that Bike Week 2022 will be held from Saturday the 14th to Sunday 22nd of May. This year there is an exciting variety of events organised throughout County Roscommon with support from Transport for Ireland and Department of Transport. This year’s Bike Week theme is ‘Community Cycling Together’.

Bike Week will be kicked off on Saturday 14th May with a Vintage Bicycle Display at The Square in Roscommon Town from 11am-3pm. There will be a number of old bicycles on display and RSP are encouraging those who may have old/vintage bicycles to bring them along to join the display and celebrate the evolution of bicycles and cycling and its importance to Irish society.

Another Bike Week event worth looking out for are the Adult Cycle Safety Workshops. As cycling has become an increasingly popular method of both transport and physical activity, the importance of staying safe on our roads is vital. These workshops will be delivered by highly qualified cycling tutors and participants will learn essential safety and competency skills e.g. bike handling, correct use of helmets, bike safety checks and how to navigate in various road environments.

Among the other events is a Disability Cycling Workshop in Kilbride Community Centre, a Workplace Lunchtime Cycle around Roscommon Town and then Bike Week concludes with a 50KM cycle around county Roscommon. RSP are also encouraging everyone to cycle to work, school or even to the shop to celebrate Bike Week.

There will also be the chance to win some fantastic prizes too by entering our photography competition for the best cycling related photo taken during Bike Week. Photos can be submitted on our social media pages or by email.

Cycling is free, fun and keeps you fit and healthy while being a sustainable method of transport. It can be done solo or in a group setting and can be an enjoyable way to socialise while being physically active. It is the ultimate family activity, that people of all ages and abilities can explore. It is identified as one of the priority sports in the National Sports Policy 2018-2027 as having the greatest potential for generating higher levels of active participation across a person’s life span.

For anyone who can’t make some of our events during Bike Week, Roscommon boasts two scenic cycleways worth exploring this Bike Week. The Boyle to Lough Key Cycle Route and the Green Heartlands are both suitable for beginners to advanced cyclists and have numerous attractions worth viewing along the way.

See our line up of events and links below to register:

Adult Cycle Safety Workshops - https://bit.ly/37LbLrf

Disability Cycling Workshops - https://bit.ly/3y0daEQ

Workplace Lunchtime Cycle - https://bit.ly/36Xv8wC

50KM Cycle - https://bit.ly/3knif1Q

Contact us at info@rosactive.org for more details

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