Saddle up for Bike Week in Fermanagh and Omagh!


Published: 7th June 2016

Image courtesy of Tourism NI

People from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district are encouraged to get on their bike as part of Bike Week 2016, which takes place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June 2016.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with Travelwise NI, the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the National Trust, has organised a programme of cycling activities for people of all ages and cycling ability to enjoy throughout the week.

Free family cycles will take place in Enniskillen and Omagh on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016 respectively.

In Enniskillen the family cycle will start at The Ardhowen at 12 noon and take participants into the National Trust’s Castle Coole estate. Once in the estate families will have the opportunity to enjoy a game of rounders, football or other games and activities before making their way back to The Ardhowen where light refreshments will be available.

In Omagh the family cycle will start at Omagh Leisure Complex at 1.00 pm completing a route through the town returning via McCauely Park where families can participate in fun games and activities. Light refreshments will be served upon returning to Omagh Leisure Complex.

Free cycle training events for young people aged 8 to 16 will also take place during the week at the Council’s Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; and Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen. The training is geared to those who would like to learn how to ride a bicycle or build cycling confidence. Participants will be awarded a Level 1 National Standard Cycling Training certificate upon successful completion of the workshop.

Places on the family cycles and the Level 1 National Standard Cycling Training workshops are limited and registration is essential.

Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club has also arranged a full programme of events to take place throughout Bike Week including leisure cycle training, ladies night cycle, fun team time trials, family cycles plus much more.

Helping to launch Bike Week 2016 in the Fermanagh and Omagh district, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“Cycling is a wonderful way for people, young and old, to keep active, have fun and enjoy our district’s natural surroundings.

I am delighted to launch Fermanagh and Omagh district’s Bike Week programme which provides everyone, from the cycling novice to the seasoned cyclist, with an opportunity to get involved.”

For further information on Bike Week activities in the district and to register please visit the Council’s website. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.

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