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The free family Bay 6km cycling event is planned by dlr Sports Partnership and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and will take place on Saturday the 14th of June at 3pm. This event forms part of a series of events being planned by the Council for National Bike Week, which takes place between the 14th and 22nd of June 2014.

National Bike Week began in 2009 and is coordinated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Events are being held during the week all over Ireland, North and South.

Mothership, by Rachel Joynt. This cast bronze and stainless steel sculpture on Newtownsmith depicts a sea urchin positioned on its side as if suspended in motion leaving a trail of metal silver droplets. It is as if the sea urchin has been thrown up onto the shore by a wave.

Mothership, by Rachel Joynt. This cast bronze and stainless steel sculpture on Newtownsmith depicts a sea urchin positioned on its side as if suspended in motion leaving a trail of metal silver droplets. It is as if the sea urchin has been thrown up onto the shore by a wave.

The Bay 6km cycle starts at Newtownsmith in Dún Laoghaire and continues through Sandycove, Dalkey and back to Glasthule along The Metals, to finish up back at Newtownsmith for refreshments. Leaflets for the Metals and Blackrock Cycle Routes will also be launched at the event.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend, but pre-registration is essential and all participants must wear a helmet. There will also be a goodie bag and high-viz vest for all who take part.

To register your interest for this event, email fgill@dlrcoco.ie or for more information, click here.

Other free events taking place during bike week are the Active 8 Cycling event in Shanganagh Park on the 22nd of June, a lunchtime public bike clinics in Dún Laoghaire on the 16th of June and Sandyford on the 20th, and mountain bike training in Ticknock on the 21st of June.

You can obtain more information on all Bike Week events in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown from Gerry Flaherty, Cycling Officer with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on (01) 204-7945, or by e-mail at gflaherty@dlrcoco.ie. A full list of Dublin and national events is available here.

Details of all DLR cycling leaflets can be found here.

Map of cycling routes in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Map of cycling routes in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Cycling in DLR…

  • During rush-hour, a bicycle is twice as fast as a car and free to park;
  • Over half of our car journeys are less than 5 miles – swapping them for an easy 30 minute bike ride can save you a small fortune in fuel costs;
  • Cyclists live on average at least two years longer than non-cyclists and their fitness levels are equivalent to being ten years younger;
  • Cycling is the ultimate family activity; it’s free, healthy, fun and encourages children to be independent;
  • Cycling gets you out and about and you’re more likely to find a new café or beautiful park you never knew existed than when you’re cooped up in a car.
  • There are over 1,500 cycle parking spaces in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area.

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