National Bike Week is taking place from June 14th until 22nd. Hundreds of free cycling events are going on in the towns, cities and counties of Ireland during the week-long event. This is the sixth year of National Bike Week, with an even greater number of events taking place com-pared to previous years.

The aim of National Bike Week is to persuade people to cycle more often. It is a celebration of cycling and reaches out to all the people in the community.Events are being aimed at every type of cyclist, from the daily cycle commuter to weekend cyclists and to the lapsed cyclist who may not have been on a bike for a few years.

National Bike Week’s opening event is taking place in Limerick on this Saturday June 14th as part of Limerick’s BeSpoke Cycling Festival. An exhibition on the history of the bicycle in Ireland will be held in EXPO on Bedford Row that day, and free bike maintenance checks will be available to all who arrive by bike. 

On Sunday, June 15th, Limerick Sports Partnership will host its annual family cycle in the University of Limerick with the choice of a 5km or 8km cycle.

National Cycle to School and National Cycle to Work Day will take place on Wednesday June 18th.