Bike Week Cork returns, commencing May 11th

To help promote Bike Week, pupils from Scoil Íosagin in Farranree took part in a school cycle. Included are James Kirby, Cork Sports Partnership and Frank Fitzgerald, Cork City Council. (Pic: Brian Lougheed)

Over 300 events are set to take place throughout Cork city and county during the week long cycling celebration including leisure cycles, come and try sessions, bike maintenance workshops, online workshops, challenges, competitions, scenic cycles and over 130 school, workplaces, disability service, youth group and community events spread throughout the city and county. 

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

Declan Whelton from Cork County Council, highlighted some of what we can expect to see in Cork County.

“This year’s Bike Week Cork 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 Ballinspittle to Courtmacsherry Cycle, over 30 Cork County Libraries Bike Week competitions, a whole host of fun events with local groups in Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Bandon, Kinsale and free family bike rentals in Youghal and Midleton 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, including the lunchtime cycle to Fitzgerald’s Park on Wednesday 15th and the Down The Line For A 99 Family Fun Cycle from the Marina to Passage West for free ice cream. There are also a large number of daily leisure cycles, history cycles, come & try events, etc.

For details of all events taking place in Cork this year. see