Saddle up for Bike Week 2015 in Fermanagh and Omagh district

Published: 9th June 2015

People from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district are being encouraged to get on their bike as part of Bike Week 2015 which takes place from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 June.

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

The week’s activities in the district are supported by the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the National Trust, the PSNI, Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club, Termon Wheelers, An Creagan, Eskra Playtime, Clogher Valley Wheelers, Halfords, Conway Cycles and Caldwell Motor Factors.

Bike Week will kick off with a free family cycle in Omagh on Saturday 13 June. Two further family cycles, with a range of family activities, will also take place in the National Trust’s Castle Coole Estate, Enniskillen on Tuesday 16 June and Sunday 21 June.

For those who would like to learn how to ride a bicycle or to build confidence, a number of adult cycle training events are arranged for Kesh, Donagh, Omagh, Derrygonnelly and Belcoo. The training is free and delivered by qualified instructors. Participants who successfully complete the cycle training will be awarded a Level 1 National Standard Cycling certificate.

To ensure people are bike safe, the PSNI will be provide information and advice on road safety and safe cycling practice on Saturday 13 June at the Diamond, Enniskillen from 12 noon to 3 pm while Halfords, Conway Cycles and Caldwell Motor Factors in Omagh will offer free bike maintenance checks from Saturday 13 June to Sunday 21 June at their premises.

Visitors to the An Creagan Centre can avail of free bike hire on site on Thursday 18 June 2015 while Eskra’s 5th Annual Cycle Challenge will take place on Saturday 20 June 2015 as part of Bike Week 2015 activity.

Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club and Termon Wheelers have also arranged a full programme of events throughout the week including leisure group cycles, ladies night cycle, fun team time trials, family cycles plus much more.

Helping to launch Bike Week 2015 in the Fermanagh and Omagh district, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“Cycling is a wonderful way to keep active and enjoy our district’s natural surroundings.

I am delighted to launch Fermanagh and Omagh district’s Bike Week programme which provides everyone in the district with the opportunity to take part in cycling, whether they are a novice or a seasoned cyclist.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is pleased to work in partnership with Travelwise NI and is grateful for the support provided by a number of local businesses, organisations and clubs to celebrate Bike Week in the district.”

The majority of Bike Week 2015 events in the Fermanagh and Omagh district are free of charge. Spaces are limited on some of the activities and are offered on a first come, first served basis, therefore booking is advised. All Club events are the sole responsibility of the organising club and are not Council organised events therefore contact the organising club directly for further information.

To view the full programme of Bike Week 2015 activities, please download from the related files section. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott for further information and bookings regarding Bike Week activities in County Fermanagh and Conor McCrory for Bike Week activities in the Omagh area by telephoning 0300 303 1777.

Downloads

Related Files
Bike Week Brochure 2015
415 KB | pdf | 04 Jun 2015

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