Welcome to The Bike Week 2022 Events Page for Westmeath.
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|
|Saturday -Saturday||14th – 21st May||Willowbrook Residents Association – To promote community spirit (harmony)
within the street while promoting greenways and cycle tracks along the
canal. Promoting the benefits of cycling vis a vie healthy living. Tree
planting in Willowbrook. Building relationships with the local Gardaí by
inviting their community Gardaí to talk to our children about safety
on the road, and to join us on a cycle. Promote heritage by planting a
tree at the Children’s Cholera Graveyard along the canal line. Our
bike week will conclude with a Residents Tea Party on Sat afternoon 21 May.
|11am||Families/residents of all ages/Gardaí||Cul-de-sac at Willowbrook|
|Saturday -Sunday||14th – 22nd May||Week Long cycling events to take place at St. Brigid’s School.
Student and Staff Group Cycling on the Greenway in partnership with
local community Gardaí. Safety Talk. Cycling Obstacle course on
school grounds. Staff Cycle to School. Bike themed arts and crafts.
Staff Cycle for your breakfast on Exercise Bikes. Introduction to
tricycles, scooters, balance bikes to foster and promote further and
maximum inclusion of all members of the school community in cycling
|School hours||Students, staff, local Gardaí and families related to the school community||School grounds and Greenway for group cycle|
|Saturday-Sunday||14th – 22nd May||Lakeside Wheelers – Donate a bike scheme. Providing free, used
bikes to refugee centres or other organisations that could use them.
Bikes will be donated and fixed up to a standard whereby they can be
donated an used.
|Ongoing during the week||Anyone can donate a bike. Upgraded bikes will be specifically
distributes to those who need them the most
|Lakeside Wheelers Clubhouse, Columb Barracks N91 XK06|
|Saturday-Sunday||14th – 22nd May||Raharney Bike Ride – providing the community, particularly the
children with the opportunity to cycle. Will also include Cycle to School
week with St Mary’s School.
|12 midday||Raharney residents and school children||Outside St Mary’s National School|
|Saturday-Sunday||14th – 22nd May||Emper National School Bike Week – Emper N.S. community and school
will celebrate with a variety of school and community based activities;
COW Day-“Cycle on Wednesday” with a Garda escort from the school to &
from Kelly’s Bridge (Rathcaled) and senior pupils cycling on our National
Royal Canal Greenwaythis year from Rathcaled to Coolnahay, “Design a
Helmet” competition with generous prizes for all pupils, a “Build Your
Bike” workshop with John Fitzgerald from Ballymahon Greenway Cycles.
Local Gardaí will give a Road Safety Talk and safely escorting us on the
busy R393 to Kelly’s Bridge.
|Daily||Pupils and teachers||Emper National School.|
|Saturday||14th May|| Ballinahown Development Association – Bike Repair Workshop –
people can take bikes not in perfect working condition. These bikes can
be retained post repair or donated. We propose donating bikes (especially
for children) to families recently arrived from the Ukraine in our local
community. We plan to purchase a number of bike racks for the Village.
|1pm||Families||Ballinahown Community Hall|
|Sunday||15th and/or 22nd May||Lakeside Wheelers – Cycling for beginners -introducing
people who perhaps have not cycled in a long time back to the pastime/sport
of cycling. Setting up of a beginners group lead by experienced group
leaders taking a beginners group out on safe areas on which to cycle
such as the Greenway
|9am||Adults only||Greenway car park|
|Sunday||15th May||Caman for fun Cycle – Ringtown Camogie Club host a 5km cycle
from the club to promote themselves and their ‘healthy body, healthy
|12 midday (meet 11.30am)||All ages||Meet at Ringtown Camogie Club|
|Monday – Friday||16th – 20th May||Cycle to School/Poste Competition/Gardaí talk at
Scoil Chroi Naofa
|School hours||Pupils, teachers, SNA’s and local Garda.||School grounds|
|Monday-Friday||16th – 20th May||Cycle maintenance workshop and safety talk at Columba College,
Killucan. Talks, visit from the Community Guards, Bike Maintenance Workshops
with Guest Speaker from Local Bike Shop.
|14th May AM||Teachers , students and local Bike Shop Owner||Columba College|
|Monday-Friday||16th – 20th May||Bike to School – St Colman’s National School||All week, particularly COW||Children, Families, Teachers||St Colman’s school and surrounding area|
|Monday-Friday||16th – 20th May||Gaelscoil an Choilliin – Cycle to school event – We want to get
more of our school community cycling to school every morning.
|Every school morning||all pupils, parents, staff||Gaelscoil an Choillín and surrounds|
|Wednesday||18th May||Cycle on Wednesday – St Mary’s National School Rathowen. Cycle on
Wednesday and a cycle maze constructed in the school yard for pupils.
|9:30am||School pupils||School grounds|
|Wednesday||18th May||Cycle on Wednesday – Coralstown National School – event is to encourage the
children to cycle safely to school. Children will wear high viz jackets
and road safety will be emphasised
|8.30am-2.30pm||School pupils||School grounds|
|Wednesday||18th May||TY go Greenway – Our Lady Bower School introducing TY students
to cycle on the Greenway.
|11am||TY pupils, parents, teachers||Athlone Greenway from Athlone to Moate|
|Wednesday||18th May||Dalystown National School Cycle Week – Children who live within
2 kilometres are asked to cycle to school. Children can bring their bikes
to school and cycle activities will be organised for each class on the school
yard during the day
|9.30am||Children and teachers , SNA. Secretary of Dalystown NS and some parents||School grounds|
|Thursday-Friday||19th – 20th May||St Tola’s N.S – Tour de Tola’s and bike education day. Aim to get
children and families out on their bikes on a series of rides, recording
distances and taking photos to upload onto their online educational journey.
Total KM’s will be recorded
|9am||Children, Families, Teachers||Tour de Tolas – Delvin community. Bike education day at St Tola’s School|
|Friday||20th May||Dysart National School -Bike Safety talk Cycle to School Bling
your Bike colouring Cycle Obstacle course Ice-Cream Truck and Refreshments
|10am||Children and adults (families)||Dysart National School|
|Saturday||21st May||Meet and Spin Cycle, Esker Cycling and Touring Club. Aim is to encourage
people who have taken up cycling during pandemic to join a club. Beginning
with a safety talk and then followed by a group cycle. Coffee break to mix
and mingle and make new friends!
|10am||Anyone over 18||Meet at Carroll’s Car Garage, Dublin Road, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath|
|Saturday||21st May||Lakeside Wheelers – Tandem bike rides for visually impaired.
Giving people with visual impairments the opportunity to cycle with an experienced ‘pilot’
|10am||Visually impaired children and adults||Greenway car park|
|Sunday||22nd May||Longford, Westmeath Down Syndrome Cycle of 1 to 10km depending on ability on Greenway||11am||Children, Adults, Families||Greenway, Mullingar|
For more information:
Contact: Tony Wheat, Westmeath County Council or David Scally, Westmeath Sports Partnership