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Report: Bike Week 2022

BIKE WEEK 2022

Bike Week 2022, organised by Roscommon Sports Partnership along with Roscommon County Council was a huge success! It kicked off on Saturday 14th of May with a Vintage Bicycle Display on The Square in Roscommon Town. There were bikes on display dating back to the 1950s!

On Monday 16th May and Tuesday 17th May, Roxboro NS, Lisaniskey NS and Cloonakilla NS took part in our Mountain Biking taster sessions. These schools all took part in our Cycle Right programme earlier in the year and really enjoyed the Mountain Biking obstacle course that our tutors designed for them.

On Wednesday 18th May, we held a Disability Cycling Workshop in Kilbride Community Centre. This involved one-to-one tutoring for the children and marked the end of a four week programme which was thoroughly enjoyed and beneficial to all!

Wednesday also marked 'Cycle to School' Day. Many primary schools participated with over 200 pupils celebrating Bike Week by cycling to school! Thanks to all the schools for sending in photos.

Workplace Lunchtime Cycle's took place in Strokestown on Tuesday and Roscommon Town on Friday in conjunction with staff of Roscommon County Council.

Our Bike Week concluded with a 50KM cycle from Roscommon Community Sports Park to Creggs - Ballygar - Ballyforan - Roscommon Town. Thankfully the rain stayed away and the conditions were ideal.

Three Adult Cycle Safety Workshop's were held in Monksland, Kilbride and Tulsk. These workshops taught the importance of staying safe on roads. Our expert cycling tutors outlined the essential safety and competency skills e.g bike handling, correct use of helmets, bike safety checks and how to navigate in various road environments.

A number of people also took part in 'Cycle to Work' day and 'Cycle to the Shop' day around Roscommon Town.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our events and special thanks to all those who entered our the Cycle to School Competition & the Bike Week Photo Competition! Winners announced below!

Winners

Cycle to School Competition Winners

Ballintleva NS

Carrick NS

Croghan NS

Bike Week Photo Competition Winners

Kelly Marie Neary

Trisha Carney

Athleague NS

St. Paul's BNS

 

 

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