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Cork Bike Week 2020 Press Release

Friday 11 September 2020

WHERE WILL YOUR BIKE TAKE YOU?

“Cork Bike Week returns from 19th – 27th September 2020”

Over 150 events are set to take place throughout Cork City and County during the week long cycling celebration including leisure cycles, come & try sessions, bike maintenance workshops, online workshop, podcasts, challenges & competitions, scenic cycles including over 50 school, workplaces, disability service, youth group and community events spread throughout Cork City and County.

Speaking about this year’s event, James Kirby from Cork Sports Partnership explained how this year’s Cork programme of events was coordinated. “Cork Bike Week 2020 is the result of months of collaboration between Cork Sports Partnership, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and multiple Cork cycling organisations, agencies, communities, clubs and schools. Each year, Cork Bike Week continues to grow with an ever increasing variety of events to suit different cycling abilities & interests and albeit with COVID-19, adapted events with reduced numbers and online sessions will go ahead”. We are delighted to support so many locally organised events for this year’s Cork Bike Week and I am sure that this will be a great week-long event”.

Declan Whelton from Cork County Council highlighted some of what we can expect to see in Cork County. “This year’s Cork Bike Week will once again have a wide variety of events to cater for all cyclists throughout the County. Some highlight events included in this year’s schedule include; the Courtmacsherry Cycle, Revolution CC open leisure cycles, a whole host of fun events with Clonakilty Bicycle Festival  and Youghal Bike Hire free family bike rentals just to name a few.’’

For those in and around Cork City during the festival, there are a wide variety of city-based events taking place. Frank Fitzgerald from Cork City Council, outlined some of the events planned in the city and suburbs. “One event to note is the Old Railway Wednesday cycle which is sure to be a great evening, history cycles, 2 x come & try events with Cork BMX Club, numerous Bike Maintenance workshops, Come & Try ‘Sofa To Saddle’ Programme in Blackrock and Cork City Libraries will be displaying bike books and resources, running family competitions and giving out free Cork Bike Week cycling goodies all week!’’

New to Cork Bike Week this year is the launch of the new online WE-BIKE Cork Campaign Launch and the inclusion of online forum discussions, films, challenges & competitions, interactive cycling video sessions and a series of daily podcasts.

Cork Bike Week would not be complete without the many school events taking place throughout Cork City and County. Schools from all corners of the city and county will be organising fun events that will encompass cycle days, road safety, cycle buses, cycle training, and much more.

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