Welcome to The Bike Week 2022 Events Page for Laois.

Please note:  The following events have already taken place and are listed for information purposes only.

Day Date Event Details Time Target Audience of Event Locations(s) of Event More Information
Saturday 14th May SVT Festival of Cycling- Vicarstown to Monasterevan,
mixture of Blueway and public road, picnic in
Monasterevan Park, and return – 25km
1pm Stronger cyclists Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251
Sunday 15th May Cycling Sisters – A Ladies Leisure Cycling Afternoon
– approx 13km- Places Limited, prebooking essential.
2pm Adults Leisure Cycle Route- Knockanoran-Woodenbridges-Dereen-Durrow www.irishcountryroads.com – durrow.doings@gmail.com
Sunday 15th May Kilnlane Residents Association Cycle 11am 12 years and over Depart An Garrán, Community Building Kilnlane
Sunday 15th May SVT Festival of Cycling- Barrow Blueway easy cycle
– to Dilly Dally Café
12 midday Families, including young children Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251
Monday 16th May Learn to Cycle Portlaoise College 10am Teenagers with additional needs –
restricted event
Portlaoise College
Monday 16th May “Rothar Rogues” – A Men’s Shed on Wheels –
Approx 13km. Places Limited, prebooking essential.
10am Adults Leiusre Cycle Route – Attanagh-Ballyouskill-Rosconnell-Durrow www.irishcountryroads.com – durrow.doings@gmail.com
Monday 16th May The Port Project Youth Cycle Trip 3pm Young members of The Port Project
aged 15-17 years
Trip to Loughboora
Monday 16th May SVT Festival of Cycling- School Cycle on Blueway 11am Primary School- not an open event Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251
Monday 16th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 5A & 5B 1pm Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Mon – Fri 16th May ’22 Portlaoise College – Cycle to school week 8.55am Students and Teachers of Portlaoise College Portlaoise College and surrounding areas
Tuesday & Wednesday 17th & 18th May Learn to Cycle Castletown NS 10am Children with additional needs Castletown NS www.laoissports.ie
Tuesday 17th May SVT Festival of Cycling- Vicarstown Family Cycle 7pm Families, but not younger than 10 Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251
Tuesday 17th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Naíonáin Bheaga A&B 9am Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Tuesday 17th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 4A & 4B 1pm Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Tuesday 17th May Wolfhill NS – School Cycle on circuit at
Clough walking track, with a picnic on the way
10.30am Whole school -not an open event Clough Walking Track
Wednesday 18th May Portlaoise College -Workshop – Taking care of your bicycle 10am Students and Teachers of Portlaoise College Portlaoise College and surrounding areas
Wednesday 18th May Bike Safety Maintenance Workshop School Cycle
– Cycle on Wednesday
7-8.30pm Children & Teenagers St Fergals Walking Track, Rathdowney hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Wednesday 18th May High Nelly Night – Nostalgic Fun Cycle –
Approx. 9km. Places Limited, prebooking essential.
7pm Adults Route- Durrow (Bobs Bar)- Killamuck-Durrow www.irishcountryroads.com – durrow.doings@gmail.com
Wednesday 18th May Kilnlane Residents Association Youth Cycle 4.30pm Under 12 years Depart An Garrán, Community Building Kilnlane
Wednesday 18th May SVT Festival of Cycling – School Cycle on Blueway 11am Primary School – not an open event Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251
Wednesday 18th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 2A & 2B 9am Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Wednesday 18th May Portlaoise Cycle Bus 7.50am Families Meeting at  O’Gormans Pub portlaoisecyclebus@gmail.com
Wednesday 18th May Ballyadams NS Bike Week Cycle. Students, parents
and teachers will cycle their bike, scooter etc.,
a route starting at the school.
11:30am Students, teachers, parents- not an open event Ballyadams area
Wednesday 18th May 2022 Mountmellick Youth & Family Resource Centre
Bike Safety and Obstacle Course Fun
3:30pm-5pm Young People age 11-13years – not an open event Mountmellick Sports Complex
Thursday 19th May Portlaoise College – Portlaoise Town Loop Cycle 10am Students and Teachers of Portlaoise College Cycle paths – Loop of Portlaoise
Thursday 19th May NLN & Rehabcare Cycle in Vicarstown 11am Adults with additional needs Vicarstown Blueway www.laoissports.ie
Thursday 19th May Bike Safety Maintenance Workshop 9.30am Children St Colmcilles Primary School hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Thursday 19th May Bike Safety Maintenance Workshop 6.30pm Teenagers Youth Café, Rathdowney hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Thursady 19th May Mountmellick Youth & Family Resource Centre
Bike Fun and Cycle Event Fun
3:30pm-6pm Young People age 6-13years – not an open event Mountmellick Sports Complex
Thursday 19th May Kilnlane Residents Association Fun Cycle 7pm Families, All ages & abilities Depart An Garrán, Community Building Kilnlane
Thursday 19th May SVT Festival of Cycling- Stradbally Family Cycle 7pm Families, but not younger than 10 Meet at Market House, Stradbally John Scully 085 174 2251
Thursday 19th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 1A & 1B 9am Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Thursday 19th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Múinteoirí 2.40pm Múinteoirí – not an open event Portlaoise Town
Thursday 19th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 6 1pm Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Thursday 19th May 3rd & 4th Class cycle 11am 56 pupils in 3rd & 4th Class- not an open event 5km loop from Rath National School through Fisherstown
Friday 20th May Colaiste Iosagain Social Cycle in Derryounce 11.15am -1pm Teenagers Derryounce www.laoissports.ie
Friday 20th May Inclusive Family 5km/10km cycle 6.30pm Families Vicarstown Blueway www.laoissports.ie
Friday 20th May Bike Safety Maintenance Workshop 9.30am Teenagers St Fergals, Rathdowney hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Friday 20th May Bike Safety Maintenance Workshop 1pm Children Scoil Bhride, Rathdowney hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Friday 20th May “Wheelin’ in the Years” cycling to local museums
approx. 8km. Places Limited, prebooking essential.
7pm Adults Durrow, Co. Laois www.irishcountryroads.com – durrow.doings@gmail.com
Friday 20th May SVT Youth Event – Intro to Mountain Bikes, Cycle
on Grass Paths – 90 mins approx
7pm Teenagers on Mountain Bikes Meet at The Curragh, off Junction 12 John Scully 085 174 2251
Friday 20th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Naíonáin Mhóra A & B 9am Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Friday 20th May Gaelscoil Phortlaoise School Cycle – Rang 3A & 3B 1pm Páistí – not an open event Triogue Way
Friday 20th May Mayo National School Cycle to see windturbines 10am Students of Mayo National School – not an open event Mayo National School, Gorthalie, Co. Laois
Friday 20th May Scoil Tighearnach Naofa – Cycle to school day 9:15am – 3pm Junior infants to 6th class – not an open event Cullohill
Friday 20th May 5th & 6th Class cycle to Vicarstown 11am 53 pupils in 5th & 6th Class – not an open event 10km route from Rath National School to Vicarstown
Friday 20th May Tobar an Léinn 5th/ 6th Class  Local History Cycle 9.30am 5th/6th Class Students – not an open event Raheen, Roskelton Church, Cromogue Cemetary, St Fintan’s Well
Friday 20th May Ballinakill Family Fun Cycle – 5km/7km. Refreshments
afterwards and free raffle for all participants. Prizes
include Bike Helmets, locks and lights
7pm Families, All ages & abilities Ballinakill Amenity Park, Ballinakill, Co. Laois ballinakilldevcom@gmail.com
Thursday 20th May An Garda Siochana Laois Offaly- Bike Theft Prevention 4pm to 6pm Open to all Abbeyleix Town Centre Garda Siochana Laois Offaly Facebook
Saturday 21st May Community Fun with Bikes 11am Adults & children of all ages and abilities The Square, Rathdowney hpcampion@yahoo.ie
Saturday 21st May SVT Festival of Cycling – Timahoe, to Ratheniska,
Rock of Dunamase, The Heath, Stradbally and
return – 30km
3pm Stronger cyclists, it’s a hilly course Meet at the Green in Timahoe John Scully 085 174 2251
Saturday 21st May Bike to BBQ – Mountrath Development Association-
10km Leisure Cycle, open to all young people
aged 12-25  followed by BBQ
1pm Young people 12-25 years My Creative Space, Dysartbeagh, Mountrath mountrathdevass@gmail.com
Sunday 22nd May Woodenbridge Family Cycle 11.30am Families Woodenbridge Woodenbridge Paddlers Facebook
Sunday 22nd May “Pedalling Poetry” – cycling and poetry on the go!
Approx. 10km. Places Limited, prebooking essential.
2pm Adults Leisure Cycle Route – Attanagh-Fermoyle Cross – Ballinakill Road- Durrow www.irishcountryroads.com – durrow.doings@gmail.com
Sunday 22nd May SVT Festival of Cycling – Vicarstown to Athy, mixture of
Blueway and public road, picnic at Emily Square
and return – 25km
12 midday Stronger cyclists Meet at Old School, Vicarstown John Scully 085 174 2251

 

For more information:

Contact: Ann Marie Maher, Laois County Council

W: www.laois.ie

E: sports@laoiscoco.ie

 

 

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