This week is National Bike Week and Kilkenny County council is doing its utmost to help those of all ages and abilities get involved.
Kilkenny County council cycling officer Catríona Core is heading up the Kilkenny Bike Fest this week on Sunday the 22nd of May. Speaking to Beat, Catríona explained how as an avid cyclist, she feels Kilkenny is a great city to pedal through: "I think around the city centre the traffic speeds are actually quite low so it's very comfortable to cycle around."
Bike Fest started last weekend as the Council combined cycling with the county’s favourite sport: Hurling. Here, the Council encouraged people heading to Kilkenny vs Wexford to travel on their bikes, giving some boot treats.
This Sunday will be a day filled with activities at the town hall. Activities include a slow roll ride through the city with Garda’s leading groups onward. There is going to be an ebike, mountain bike and slow bike zones too. Parents will be also relieved to know that there is a 'learn to ride' zone for the younger participants.
Other planned events include a mountain bike race through pathways of Kilkenny City Along with this, all are welcome to donate bikes for the Ukraine appeal that the city has organised.
No doubt it will be a great time for all involved.