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Bike Week 2013 - FREE FUN EVENTS FOR ALL

National Bike Week 2013 takes place from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd June 2013. Here in Co. Waterford this week long celebration of all things bike related is being jointly coordinated by Waterford County Council, Waterford Sports Partnership and Go Dungarvan. There are also 13 schools and community groups from all around the county who are directly involved in the organisation of events which make up the programme.

Waterford is one of the most active county’s when it comes to promoting Bike Week and there will be something happening for everyone over the course of the week. Remember that all events that make up the programme are absolutely FREE but some may require pre-registration to assist with the organisation of the particular event.

Bike Week opens with ‘Super Saturday’ in St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan at 11 a.m. on Saturday 15th June and finishes up with the Fourth Annual Fenor Family Fun Cycle which starts from 11 a.m. on Sunday 23rd June and promises fun for all ages. In between there are many highlights including the Lunchtime Workplace Cycle, Dungarvan on Wednesday 19th June, Cycling Fun events in Dunhill being organised by Copper Coast Wheelers on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June and The Shortest Night ‘Midnight Cycle’ which is an event aimed primarily at teenagers which starts at Walton Park, Abbeyside, Dungarvan at 10 a.m. on Friday 21st June, the longest day of the year and is being organised by The No Name Club.

The now traditional ‘Dawn Cycle’ kicks off events bright and early on the final day of Bike Week with an easy and enjoyable cycle starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday 23rd June from Walton Park-there is a 20 or 30k route to choose from for this event. Finally Storybox Parent and Toddler Group are organising their Pedal Power Family Cycle from Millenium Park, Lismore at 2 p.m. also on Sunday 23rd June with events geared towards family Participation.

The schools of Co. Waterford have really come up trumps this year with nine of the county’s schools organising safe cycling training, school cycle buses, cycling themed art competitions, local guided cycling tours, fun cycling skills challenges and much, much more! The schools which are involved include Aglish NS, Cappoquin NS, Clonea Power NS, Garranbane NS, Glor na Mara, Tramore, Kilmathomas NS, Knockmahon NS, Rathgormack NS and Scoil Garbhain. Pupils and parents at these schools will be kept informed through the school itself over the coming weeks.

Contacts for more information:

For more information on Bike Week in Waterford and all of the above log onto www.itsafeeling/bikeweek or www.bikeweek.ie, the national website which contains details of events happening all over Ireland during Bike Week. The local Bike Week Coordinator for Co. Waterford is Johnny Brunnock who can be contacted at 058-21496 or e mail bikeweek@waterfordcoco.ie. On Facebook simply ‘Like’ Pedal Port Lairge for further updates. Our colleagues in Waterford City are also busy organising a host of events for Bike Week and the Waterford City Coordinator is Paul Cleary who can be contacted at 051-849508 or log onto www.waterfordcity.ie/bikeweek

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