Tipp cyclists out in force for Bike Week

Cyclists ready for the start of the STSP family cycle in Powerstown
Bike Week in South Tipperary was a huge success

Bike Week in South Tipperary was a huge success

Events started on Sunday, June 15 in Tipperary Town when the Tipp Wheelers Cycling & Triathlon Club hosted a Tots to Teens fun bike day. Over 50 eager kids took part in a variety of exercises and drills with the emphasis on fun!

On Monday the final of the Carrick Wheelers league took place. Run over the last 6 weeks, 36 boys and girls from 10-16 years old took part. Winner was Jake Hanrahan ahead of Killian McHale. Eva Brenna was the first girl ahead of Amy Kinsella.

On Tuesday, Clonmel Cycling Club’s bike4life ladies group took to the roads for an enjoyable 16 mile spin.

Sixteen ladies are currently taking part in the project with South Tipperary Sports Partnership & Clonmel Cycling Club.

Tipperary County Council Roads Department and South Tipperary Sports Partnership held their annual Bike Skills Day where over 180 children demonstrated their Bike Skills in the Pat O’Callaghan Centre in Clonmel.

This day was a culmination of the Safer Cycling programme which was delivered by Liam Collins from Safer Cycling to 14 Primary Schools during the school year.

On Saturday morning over 190 cyclist took to the roads as part of the Emergency Services cycles 55k and 100k in aid of C-SAW and the Tipp Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which went through Clonmel, Cashel, Cahir, Clogheen, Ardfinnan and returned to Clonmel.

The final day of Bike week on Sunday last was a busy day with the South Tipperary Sports Partnership, Tipperary County Council and Clonmel Cycling Club hosting a 5km Family Cycle in Powerstown Park. Mayor Martin Lonergan launched the event for over 80 participants who rode around the race course. A 1km route was organised for the under 7s which proved a huge success. This event catered for all the family from young to old as some families were represented by three generations. Participants enjoyed refreshments, music, face painting provided by STAG and exploring the fire engine which was facilitated by the Emergency Services.

South Tipperary Cycling Club hosted a meet & greet with the public in Clogheen, including an 80K, 50k, 30k with attracted over 30 participants, a 10k route was also facilitated for beginners and young people, 15 participants took part in this event. Slievenamon Cycling Club as part of the Kplan Day held a Bike4Life session with Demos, Bike Fitting, Road safety and a short spin and presented Certificates for the smaller kids. Bike week was a resounding success with over 600 people getting involved in activities.