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19 Aug 2022

IN PICTURES: Laois Bike Week cyclists get into gear

Laois Bike Week 2022 has launched with a sunny 25km canalside cycle from Vicarstown to Monasterevin, with lots more in store all this week.

Laois Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday May 14 to Sunday 22.

There are 12 schools participating in Bike Week Laois and 15 youth and community organisations. Three mini festivals are being delivered by SVT Activity & Wellness Hub, Rathdowney Errill Activity Hub and Irish Country Roads Durrow with an array of options for cyclists of all levels.

The Laois Sport & Leisure Officer is Ann Marie Maher O’Brien.

“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," she said.

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.

Conor Bergin MCC, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council launched Laois Bike Week 2022.

“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,” he said.

Bike Week Laois is co-ordinated by Laois County Council’s Sport & Leisure Office. Contact sports@laoiscoco.ie or phone 057 8664058  For details on national bike week check https://www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/
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