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National Bike Week JUNE 13TH TO JUNE 21ST 2015

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 LOCAL EVENTS FOR BIKE WEEK IN THE FERBANE AREA

National Bike Week takes place this year from June 13th to 21st and schools will be taking part in activities from Monday, June 15th to Friday, June 19th.

View our Green-Schools Event Calendar for Bike Week ’15

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  • Beginners Class with Lynx Cycling Club

Lynx Jerseys7:30pm Monday 15th June 2015

Suitable For: Adults

Venue: Ferbane

Contact Phone:  086 8505537     Email: lynxcyclingclub@gmail.com

Skillz Class with Lynx Cycling Club

Basic skills & a fun hour for all

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7:30pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Venue: Ferbane

Contact Phone:  086 8505537   Email: lynxcyclingclub@gmail.com

 

Family Fun in Lough Boora:   Superhero fancy dress bike race

Lough Boora

Bord na Móna is inviting families and cycling fanatics to join them for a huge range of fun-filled activities for the whole family: Superhero fancy dress bike race; a slow bike race; colouring; a thrilling obstacle course packed with plenty of surprises and a tight rope contest with prizes for the winners. Also enjoy the spectacular cycle trails Lough Boora Discovery Park is renowned for. To register your interest lease follow this link  http://www.loughboora.com/events/bike-week2015/

Sunday 21st June    12:00pm to 4:00pm

Suitable For: Adults Children Families Other

Contact Phone:  045 439720   Email: Paul.Leigh@bnm.ie

http://www.loughboora.com/events/bike-week2015/

Prepare to discover and explore Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park as it is transformed into a cycling frenzy to celebrate National Bike Week this June! Taking place on Sunday 21st June from 12 noon until 4pm, Bord na Móna is inviting families and cycling fanatics to join them for a huge range of fun-filled activities for the whole family, while also taking the opportunity to explore the spectacular cycle trails Lough Boora Discovery Park is renowned for. Exciting activities on the day will include a Superhero fancy dress bike race, a slow bike race – the only rule is that cyclists must keep moving!, a thrilling obstacle course packed with plenty of surprises and a tight rope contest with prizes for the winners. Lough Boora’s resident Bike Doctor Pat Barrett will also be on hand to offer tips to attendees on how to maintain their bicycles, along with the need-to-know advice on how to fix punctures and how to adjust saddles. For families that don’t have their own bikes, there will also be a bike hire service available. You can also hire a baby trailer that hook onto the back of the bike which is suitable for 2 younger children up to 5 years. As well as the thrilling cycling activities, there will also be a number of exciting events for younger attendees to enjoy including a Lough Boora Superhero Competition where kids get to dress up as their favourite superhero and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize for the best costume. There will also be face painting, balloon modellers and a bike safari along the Pavillion and the spectacular Sculpture Trail. Sara Byrne, Bord na Móna, said of the upcoming event: ‘We’re delighted to be hosting this Family fun day on Sunday 21st June as part of National Bike Week. Lough Boora Discovery Park has cycling routes from 3km to 50km so we have something for all ages and abilities. Bring your own bike or hire one at the visitor centre to get involved in the fun activities that we have planned on the day”. Anyone wishing to attend the event can register at: http://www.loughboora.com/events/bike-week2015/

National COW Day

Wednesday 17th June 2015 is National COW Day (COW ( Cycle On Wednesday/Weekdays) is an initiative developed by An Taisce) and we hope that as many students, parents and teachers cycle to school as possible.

By cycling to school on Green-Schools’ National COW Day you will be helping us to reach our target of 5,000 people cycling to school all over Ireland.

Why Bike?

  • Cycling is fun
  • Cycling is healthy
  • Cycling is low in cost
  • Cycling is an adventure
  • Cycling gives you freedom
  • Cycling is the quickest mode of transport in an urban environment for trips up to 6kms
  • 3 hours of cycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50%
  • The average car produces 1.3 tonnes of carbon emissions. A bike produces none
  • Cycling speed is approximately three times that of walking speedCycling is a great way to meet new friends
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