National Bike Week runs from September 12-18 this year so keep your eyes peeled for events near you! “Bike Week will be great this year,”’ says Ruth Bullough from Cycle Sense in Skibbereen,“Our programme includes a Mystery Cycle Buffet, Bike Fun and Art Day at our workshop and taster cycle sessions for adults and children.” In Clonakilty the schedule includes a Wellbeing Cycle, several educational workshops and a family day. All events are free, see full details below.
All events are FREE and no booking required unless indicated. For Clonakilty events – get in touch via Facebook @thebikecircus or come to the Bike Circus yard next to Spillers Lane, Clonakilty. For Skibbereen get in touch via contacts above or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 11: 2-3.30pm
Teach your child to cycle without stabilisers. Learn the stages of cycling and try our balance bikes, we can remove stabilisers if requested. We can also help transition to pedalling. At Skibbereen Sports Centre Booking 087 9242222
Saturday 11: 3.45-5.15
Adult Learn to Cycle Taster Learning to cycle can feel daunting, come and see how the Adult Learn to Cycle course could help you learn in a safe and supportive environment, meet the instructors and try our bikes. At Cycle Sense Workshop, Skibbereen. Booking 087 9242222
Sunday 12: 12.30
Cycle Buffet – An afternoon of mystery and discovery! Cycle with us to enjoy the delights of West Cork food at beautiful West Cork locations. Booking essential – 087 7589716
Monday 13: 11am-noon
Workshop ‘Messing with Mechs’ – Come down to the Clonakilty Bike Circus or visit us via Facebook Live to learn about all things derailleurs.
Tuesday 14: 11:30am
Touring and E-Bikes webinar – tune in on Facebook Live or pop down to the Clonakilty Bike Circus
Tuesday 14: 3pm
Wellbeing Cycle – a leisurely 10-15km cycle, all welcome meet at the Clonakilty Bike Circus
Thursday 16: 11am
Accessibility Cycling workshop and webinar with Jack. See some great cycling options for people with mobility issues, via Facebook or pop down to the Clonakilty Bike Circus yard
Thursday 16: 12-2pm
Cycling without Age – Come see and learn about our Silver Bullet Trishaw and why it is so important to our community. Clonakilty Bike Circus.
Friday 17: 3pm
Family Day – Come down to Croppy park in Clonakilty with your small ones and have some fun.
Friday 17: 6.30-8pm
Women on Wheels Taster Are you a beginner/novice cyclist? Find out how the Women on Wheels course could be for you. 1.5hr cycle session once a week for 5 weeks. Designed to improve confidence, stability and increase knowledge by cycling with others and on your own. At Cycle Sense Workshop, Skibbereen. Booking 087 9242222 (Skibbereen)
Saturday 18: 2-5pm
Bike Art, Bike Cleaning Station and Cycling Games Through fun and games learn why it’s important to keep your bike clean and how to do it. Also learn about bike parts by being creative. Partake in an art installation and take home something made of bike parts. Plus enjoy a cycle round an obstacle course. At the Cycle Sense Workshop Skibbereen.
Saturday 18: 3pm
‘Kidical Mass’ Cycle – a celebratory lap of the town, all welcome – especially kids! Meet at the Clonakilty Bike Circus
Saturday 18: 3:30pm
In Appreciation of our Apprentices – Pop down to the Clonakilty Bike Circus to learn about our free apprenticeship program and meet and mingle with some graduates as well as reconnect with other Bike Circus Members. Drinks and nibbles provided. We will also be launching our new community notice board, for carpooling, bike swapping and gear sharing!