Members of Drogheda Cycling Group take a break from the pedalling during one of their outings to Oldbridge House last summer.
National Bike Week starts this Sunday, May 15th and the Drogheda Cycling Group, which has been campaigning for better cycling facilities for cyclists for the past couple of years, is to mark the occasion by hosting three events.
On Sunday 15th May, starting at 10 AM, there will be a one hour bike clinic in Courtyard Coffee which is at Merchant’s Quay in Drogheda.
After this event they will be running a community cycle from Courtyard coffee to Oldbridge, returning afterwards.
On May 22nd Drogheda Cycling Group will be hosting a second community bike ride from the North Quays in Drogheda to Oldbridge house, returning via the Boyne towpath. Both events are open to cyclists of all abilities and participants will receive a FREE coffee and snack.
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Chairperson of the group, Noel Hogan said:
“Following on from our successful open meeting and recent presentation to Drogheda Borough Council, the Drogheda Cycling Group is hosting three events to mark bike week.
“We hope to give people the opportunity to drag out their old bicycles from the garden shed with a bike clinic where we will cover basic maintenance requirements in a hands on, practical setting.
“Following on from this we will be having two family friendly community cycles - these events are open to all (just be sure to bring a helmet) and we have free hi vis vests to provide to participants”
The group's treasurer, Daniel Danko, said:
“The ongoing rise in the cost of living has opened eyes all over Drogheda and beyond to the benefit of cycling as an everyday transport option.
"Cycling is one way to cut your fuel bills and get healthy at the same time. With Louth County Council developing active travel routes in the Drogheda area the time is right to embrace cycling as an alternative to the private car.”