Bike Week 2017

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.









Ciclovia Sunday June 11th and June 18th 2017

High Street Kilkenny from 2pm to 4pm on both days

Cycle to High Street for music, dance, basketball, samba soccer, street games, Balance Bikes for Children, Martial Arts Displays, Bling your bike and much more!

Walk or cycle to a great FREE afternoon of fun and entertainment for all the family.

June 11th  incorporates the Kilkenny Medieval Mile 500 bicycles attempt!


Castle to Castle 40k Cycle spin incorporating 20k and 10k Family Cycle

Enjoy a summer spin on Wednesday June 14th leaving the Parade Plaza at 7pm sharp to Paulstown and back. Gorgeous food in Paulstown. €10 entry includes specially designed t-shirt to first 100 entrants. Register on  Family 10k departs Parade Plaza at 6.45 (prior to Castle-to-Castle). €10 per family (Adult and 3 children). Stewarded Route. Medal and refreshments for all children who finish.


Bike Buffet: An evening guided cycle around Kilkenny city for dinner. A different course in three different venues with opportunities to chat, socialise and sing. No lycra, no racing! Helmets must be worn. Limited numbers – €20 per person. Booking on


Bike Maintenance Workshop: Learn all the basic skills; keep your bike moving, save money! Tuesday June 13th from 7-8pm and from 8-9pm, Men’s Shed in the grounds of the Good Shepherd Centre. Booking €5 includes gift. Register on


Inclusive Cycle Trip:  Guided, easy cycle trip around Kilkenny with our cycle leader. Takes place on Monday June 12th at 11am. Register on All welcome and this is a FREE event.


Saturday Morning Cycle Trip – June 10th and 17th An hour-long trip through the lanes and over the bridges of Kilkenny for all. Helmets must be worn. Departs Canal Square (Hurlers Statue) at 10am. Register on



SmarterTravel, A Sustainable Transport Future, is the transport policy for Ireland for the period 2009-2020. The policy recognises the vital importance of continued investment in transport to ensure an efficient economy and continued social development, but it also sets out the necessary steps to ensure that people choose more sustainable transport modes such as walking, cycling and public transport. The policy is a response to the fact that continued growth in demand for road transport is not sustainable from a number of angles; it will lead to further congestion, further local air pollution, contribute to global warming, and result in negative impacts to health through promoting increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
The full document sets out the vision, goals and targets of the policy, and outlines the 49 actions that form the basis of achieving a more sustainable transport future.

The Local Authority Network was established on the 14 July, 2009 to support the delivery of the Government’s Sustainable Travel Policy SmarterTravel at national and local level.
The Network is comprised of a nominated official from each Local Authority and members of the National Sustainable Travel Office of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.



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