Get on your bike in Limerick this June

Get on your bike in Limerick this June

Richard Lynch of and Sean Putt of Flawless Bikes, pictured at the launch of BeSPOKE Limerick's biggest ever cycling festival

LIMERICK City and County Council has confirmed details of this year’s BeSPOKE cycling festival which takes place between June 11 and 19.

A variety of free cycling-inspired events will take place across Limerick during the festival, which has been organised by Limerick Smarter Travel.

The highlight of the week – a Riverside Family cycle – will take place on Sunday, June 12.

Starting at the Irish Estates, participants will pass through the Shannon Fields before turning down the Park Canal and ending at O’Brien’s Park in Clare Street which will host a “Party in the Park” event.

Ireland’s first ‘Cycle Trials’ competition and a  1916|2016 ‘Best in Show’ event will also take place on the day.

“We hope to see as many people as possible out and about on their bikes enjoying the fun-filled week of events during Limerick’s Cycling Festival. The BeSPOKE events form a very important time in our annual calendar, working with the Limerick community to creatively highlight the positives of cycling not just for recreation but as an integral part of each person’s daily travel routine,” said Donal Brennan, senior engineer wiith  Limerick City and County Council.

Richard Lynch of says there is a great programme of events.

“There are a wide variety of BeSPOKE events taking place across Limerick, a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling, there really is something for everyone,” he said.

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