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Bike Week: A celebration and promotion of cycling takes place from May 14 to May 22

Pictured at the launch of Bike Week Laois 2022 at County Hall on Friday afternoon, were: Leona Delaney (Clerical Officer, Sport & Leisure Dept. Laois Co Council), John Mullholland (Chief Executive, Laois Co Council), Cllr Conor Bergin (Cathaoirleach, Laois Co Council ), Ann Marie Delaney (Sports & Leisure Officer, Laois Co Council ) and Paddy Murphy (Active Travel Section NTA). Photo: Michael Scully.

‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday, May 14, to Sunday, May 22. Cycling is one of the most sustainable forms of travel and a family friendly activity.

As a transport option cycling has one of the lowest impacts on the planet and the environment, impacting positively on air and noise pollution.

Launching Laois’ ‘Bike Week 2022′, Conor Bergin MCC, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council said: “’Bike Week’ is a great opportunity to celebrate all things cycling in Laois with an exciting programme of events taking place around the county.

“I am delighted to see ‘Portlaoise and Portarlington Cycle Bus coming soon too, as this innovative and impactful new initiative will make cycling more accessible for school goers in these communities.”

Sport & Leisure Officer, Ann Marie Maher O’Brien said: “It’s great to see over 50 fantastic events happening in local communities across the county for this year’s ‘Bike Week’.

“I encourage those already cycling, or those interested in discovering more about cycling, to get involved.  There are 12 schools participating in Bike Week Laois and 15 youth and community organisations. 

“There are three mini festivals are being delivered by SVT Activity & Wellness Hub, Rathdowney Errill Activity Hub and Irish Country Roads Durrow with an amazing array of options for cyclists of all levels. 

Bike Week Laois is co-ordinated by Laois County Council’s Sport & Leisure Office  Contact sports@laoiscoco.ie or phone 057 8664058

For details of Bike Week Laois events see the attached programme link.

https://www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/

https://www.facebook.com/BikeWeekLaois

https://twitter.com/LaoisBikeWeek

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