Bike Week 2014

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Cork Celebrates National Bike Week 2014

Cork celebrates National Bike Week 2014 from the 14th -22nd June. There are an array of cycles and fun activities lined up for the week throughout the City and County. Annual events such as the Family Fun Cycle from Passage West to Blackrock Castle takes place this Sunday 15th June, with fun activities and refreshments at the Castle as well as free entry to Cosmos. The Mystery Rickshaw Tour, Lunchtime Cycle and Mid-Summer Cycle Hunt feature again whilst Tour de Romance on Friday is new to the calendar. Wednesday is National Cycle to School Day with many schools participating. Lots of cycles and activities taking place throughout the County – more information on all the events can be found at Dust down your bike and join in some of these great events

Check out also how the intrepid participants of Operation Transportation are getting on with being back on the saddle ever day at

Mix Your Mode Video Links

Wonderful video which shows the flavour of all the events during Mix Your Mode Week, supported by SWRA and the BATTERIE Project.


Special thanks to the following for their support during Mix Your Mode, March 24th – 30th:


  • City View Wheels – Kalkoff Electric Bike (Tuesday, UCC; Wed. , Challenge & Cobh; Friday, Town)
  •  ESB Wilton – electric van for Cobh event
  •  Bord Gais – combined Natural Gas van (Friday)
  • Cork City Council – provided an electric van and bike on Friday
  • Leisureworld – health checks on Thursday at Mahon Point
  • The Bike Shed – Bike Dr at UCC
  • Amity and Salingers – provided clothes for Chic Travel parade on Friday
  • Albert McCarthy, William Harris, Michael O’Donovan, Marie-Terese Conere, Mary Cotter and Aodhan Quinlan – challengers for City to Cobh Challenge
  • Models – Jennifer Musceidt, CEF member, Sandy McGroarty, An Taisce Green Schools Officer and Alex who modelled for Chic Travel parade
  • Martin O’Donoghue, Cork Opera House and Denis Barrett, Education and Training Board who rowed to work
  • Leslie – Cobh Land Train
  • Cobh Tidy Towns – supported Mix Your Mode Cobh Day

Sponsors of tickets and prizes:

  • Bus Eireann
  • Irish Rail
  • Cork City Council
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Leisureworld
  • Salingers
  • Cross River Ferry Service
  • Gills Fish and Chip Shop
  • Cobh UCD

Special thanks to our media partner, RED FM; photographer, Darragh Kane; and Sonic Surgery’s Gordon and Seamus.

And finally, let’s not forget all the volunteers who helped out with the information stand and events throughout the week.