South Tipperary will play its part in promoting the sport of cycling during National Bike Week which runs from Saturday, June 16 to Sunday 24. The week will start in Carrick on Suir with the final of the Cycling League facilitated by Carrick Wheelers Club. On Tuesday, June, 19 Clonmel Cycling Club in partnership with South Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary Sports Partnership are hosting a 5km Family Cycle on the streets of Clonmel.
The event will commence at 7pm from the South Tipperary County Council offices opposite Clonmel Library. This is a free event and is open to people of all ages; families are encouraged to take part. Registration will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm in County Hall. For further information please contact Carol on 052 6134532 or Valerie on 062 64737.
Clonmel Cycling Club is hosting the 2012 National Championship which will see the top Irish cyclist cycling the roads of South Tipperary, which will include Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin, Matt Brammeier, Sean Downey, Philip Deignan, Ronan McLoughlin, Martin Irvin (who will compete at 2012 Olympic Games), Paralympian Mark Rohan and local international Sam Bennett. The National Championships will kick off on Thursday 21 in Cahir with the National Time Trials at 5pm.
On Friday, June 22 a Cycling Skills Day for Primary Schools who are currently participating in the Safer Cycling Programme will be held in the Dr. Pat O’Callaghan Sports Centre, Clonmel. The participating children will have an opportunity to meet some of the top Irish cyclist. Saturday 23 will see the ladies and the veterans Road Race which will take place at 11am in Clonmel. Finally on Sunday 24 the Elite and Under 23 Road Race will be held in Clonmel commencing at 12pm where the top cyclist will be competing to become the 2012 Irish Champions.