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Wide range of activities confirmed as Laois County Council Launch Bike Week 2023

Cyclists commence the run from the Civic Plaza, County Hall Photo: Michael Scully

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and Laois County Council have announced details of Bike Week 2023, which runs from today until Sunday May 21.

Among the 44 events planned in Co Laois are:

Cycling Symposium – organised by Pedal Vintage Durrow, this discussion on the Future of Cycling in Rural Ireland is being held on Monday May 15th at 2 pm in Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, with an introduction by Minister Eamonn Ryan.

SVT Festival of Cycling – 8 Events being held in Stradbally and Vicarstown including a Senior Cycle, Bike Nite Cycle and Buzzards, Bluebells and Tall Tales.

Cycle Challenge for schools in the SVT Hub area where pupils are encouraged to get out cycling and are in with a chance to win a prize for their school.

A competition to win a bike worth up to €500 by entering your photo of a Bike Week event Bike Week has been launched.

This is an annual celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling with hundreds of events taking place across the country, including family events, heritage cycles, maintenance workshops, and learn-to-cycle events.

All 31 local authority areas are involved in Bike Week with events being organised jointly through the local authorities and local sports partnerships.

Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA said: “The engagement from the local authorities and local sports partnerships has been fantastic again this year and it’s great to see so many events taking place all around the country.

“There really is something for everyone, from the popular family bike festivals and community cycles to local heritage and greenway cycles to schools’ events. I’d encourage everybody to get involved.”

Ann Marie Maher, Sport and Leisure Officer, Laois County Council hopes that the huge variety of events in Laois will encourage cyclists of all abilities to give cycling a go!

For more information and to see what events are taking place in Co. Laois, visit www.bikeweek.ie

Those taking part in Bike Week are encouraged to share photos or videos to social media using #BikeWeek and tagging their local authority and Transport for Ireland @TFIUpdates.

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