National Bike Week, which takes place annually, returns to Louth this summer from this Saturday, 11th June to Sunday, 19th June.
Enjoy eight days on two wheels celebrating and promoting all that is great about cycling. There are a wide range of events taking place throughout Louth including:
- 16th June 2016 - School Cycle on the Greenway in partnership with An Taisce.
- 18th June 2016 – Louth LSP Coffee Morning Cycle in partnership with Cuchulainn Cycling Club.
- 19th June 2016 – Family Fun Cycle from St. Helena’s Park in partnership with Cuchulainn Cycling Club.
All of the events are organised by local authorities, community initiatives and cycling groups from throughout Louth For a full list of events and to join in a cycling adventure this June, log onto www.bikeweek.ie.
Bike Week not only promotes the leisure and fun aspects of cycling as a family, with friends, to sightsee, it also highlights why it is important to choose cycling as a means to commute to work, to do the crèche or school run or to run errands. Cycling is environmentally friendly, as it cuts congestion and has zero emissions, and it is also much lower in cost than travelling by public transport or a car. If you spend as little as €1.20 daily on travel (bus fare, Luas fare or petrol) you can save €200 a year by switching to a bike!
Commuting by bike to work, college, school or just to go to the shops, is a much faster way to travel. SmarterTravel.ie estimates that approximately 400,000 people in Ireland travel 4 kilometres or less to work or school or college by car every day – distances that could easily be cycled. Cycling is the fastest mode of transport for journeys of 6 kilometres or less in urban areas; It is also a great solution to beating traffic congestion in our towns and cities imagine no more sitting in traffic jams!
Cycling as an everyday pursuit is a healthy way to travel too and it has many physical benefits. Studies have shown that cycling is one of the most efficient ways to lose weight. And, cyclists who cycle regularly are seen to be on the same fitness level to those ten years younger.
For further information on local events taking place in Louth, please contact Louth Local Sports Partnership on 042 9324318.