Fingal County Council and Mayor Seána Ó’Rodaigh are encouraging residents to take part in Bike Week 2021 running until September 18.
Throughout the week, the local authority will host a series of events catering to all levels of cycling ability and experience.
Events planned include Adult Cycling Workshops in Swords and Hartstown, a Glow in the Dark Cycle at Malahide Castle, a virtual Pedal for Your Medal challenge, the launch of a Bike Maintenance video library online, #CycleThere photo competition and Bling Your Bike and Superhero Cycle initiatives for schools featuring exciting prizes.
The event programme culminates in a cycling focussed Family Fun Day at St. Catherine’s Park, Dublin 15 on Saturday, 18 September.
The council says that “everyone is welcome to enjoy BMX tracks, street velodrome, free bike safety checks, a cycling safety course for kids and more.
“Fingal County Council will also be showcasing two exciting upcoming projects on the day; Ireland’s first wooden sustainable bike sharing vehicle and Cycling Without Age triobikes.
“Cycling Without Age is an initiative which offers ‘triobike’ rides to older people and those with limited mobility through a volunteer scheme and will soon launch in St. Catherine’s Park, Skerries and on the Baldoyle/Portmarnock greenway.”
The Family Fun Day runs from 10am to 6pm at St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan which has accessible cycling, walking and public transport connections.
“It’s great to get cycling with my colleagues”, said Mayor Ó Rodaigh.
“Recent times have proven just how important it is that we all find healthy ways to relax and unwind.
“What better way to spend time with friends and family than outdoors on your bike?
“I cycle to work every day and not only is it quicker than driving but much more enjoyable too! I would encourage people to get out on their bikes as often as they can.”
Bike Week is an initiative of the National Transport Authority and is supported by TFI, Fingal County Council and other Local Authorities throughout Ireland.