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Mountain Bike Fest is HERE!

Cycle for Life

Cycling Ireland will be holding a FREE Mountain Bike Festival in Bike Park Ireland, Tipperary on Sunday the 24th of July from 12 noon to 3:30pm.

 

About:

This is a come and try day for kids and teenagers under 18 who want to try mountain biking but is also open to anyone already into mountain biking. There will be areas and trails to suit all ages and abilities including balance bike and Sprocket Rocket zones. This will be a great opportunity to showcase our sport and also introduce a new generation of young people to it. It can also be a fun day out for families and clubs with young riders.

 

Cycling Ireland are looking after most things but need a little bit of help from the public to make the day extra special:

  

  1. Help spreading the word. Tell your cycling club members, families, friends and colleagues about the event. It’s free and it’s on Sunday 24th July from 12 noon to 3:30pm. More information is on the poster below or on the CI Facebook event page HERE

 

  1. Volunteers for the day. CI need help with a variety of roles including registration, uplift support and most of all coaches and experienced riders to supervise the cycling areas and guide young riders down the trails. Once the official day is over at 3:30pm volunteers will be rewarded with free exclusive access to all BPI trails until 5:30pm plus a BBQ burger and drink at the end of the day. If anyone is interested in helping out could they please enter their information HERE

 

  1. Promote the Sport. If you’re cycling club would like to have a stand or tent to promote the club and potentially recruit new young members this can be accommodated.  CI also have space for MTB shops or businesses to have a stand or tent. Please let CI  know by return email if you are interested in either of these.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions on making this a great day for young people please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

 

Further Infomation: 

Lawrence Salonen, Programmes Officer

Address: Cycling Ireland, 619 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Email: programmes@cyclingireland.ie

Call: +353 (0) 86 771 0712

Web: www.cyclingireland.ie

Free travel on Child Leap Cards!

Share for Life

National Transport Authority, Údarás Náisiúnta Iompair

 

Media Release: 11th July 2016

 

Make the most of your family’s summer holidays by using public transport!

All Child Leap Card holders (aged between the ages of 4 and 18) can travel free on any Leap Card service for a fortnight from Monday July 25 until Sunday the 7th August (inclusive), announced Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Shane Ross TD today, with Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority.

 

What services are included?

The free travel will automatically apply when using a Child Leap Card on the following services from 25th July until the 7th August (inclusive):

  • All Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink)
  • All Luas services
  • All DART services
  • All Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone”
  • Bus Éireann services where Leap Card Validators are available. This includes:
  1. Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (Excluding Expressway)
  2. Bus Éireann Services in Cork city, Limerick city, Galway city, and Waterford city
  • Ashbourne Connect

 

This free travel promotion will encourage families, children and teens to use public transport for their leisure activities in the school holidays, and to get out and about and enjoy more of what Ireland has to offer. It also highlights the cheaper fares which are available to Child Leap Card holders, and serves as a reminder for families to get their Leap Cards, and to get used to using them, in plenty of time before the new school year begins.

 

Where can I get mine?

Any Child Leap Card can be used to avail of this free travel promotion (provided the card has at least 1c credit), but for those who don’t yet have one, a limited stock of free 4-15 Child Leap Cards is now available at the following locations:

  • Bus Station, Parnell St, Limerick
  • Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Connolly, Heuston and Pearse Train Stations
  • Bus Station, Parnell Place, Cork
  • Bus Station, Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Bus Station, The Quay, Waterford

 

Minister Ross said: “This is a fantastic initiative from the National Transport Authority which I hope will encourage lots of families with young children to avail of public transport for their summer outings. The Leap Card has been hugely successful due to its convenience and the value for money that it offers. This promotion will enable Child Leap Card holders to travel free on Leap Card services for a fortnight during the height of the summer season so I hope that families will make the most of this opportunity to make happy summer holiday memories. They can get the picnic and head to town, the park or the seaside. Have Leap Card – will travel!”

 

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: “Over the summer, we hope as many families as possible go to town to experience all that our fantastic cities have to offer during the holiday season. This promotion doesn’t just apply to Dublin – the historic cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are also included in the fortnight’s free travel for children with Leap Cards. While there will be disruption to traffic in Dublin as we continue the track-laying for the new Luas Cross City service, this should not stop families and teens from travelling into the city on public transport and having some great days out!”

 

Further Information:

Full details on where to get a Child Leap card, including identification requirements for older teens, are available online at www.LeapCard.ie

Golden&Silver Bike Awards

School Programme

Another fantastic Bike Week here in Limerick for our Smarter Travel Schools. Well done to St Brigids , who for the 4th year running have been awarded the Golden Bike for the highest numbers cycling throughout Bike Week. Salesians Infants were awarded the Silver Bike with the second highest number of students cycling. 

Could you be a finalist in the 1916|2016 ‘Best in Show’ competition?

BeSPOKE - Limerick's Cycling Festival

About:

The 'Riverside Family Cycle' and  ‘Best in Show’ Competition will form part of the'Ireland 2016' centenary programme of events and activities happening across Ireland to mark 100 years since the Easter Rising in 1916, a seminal moment on Ireland’s journey to independence. The 'Riverside Family Cycle' followed by the 'Best in Show' competition has been designed to facilitate reflection, commemoration, debate and analysis and an active re-imagining of our future, especially the future of travelling by bicycle in Limerick.

 

Riders are being asked to come on bicycles and in the fashion of 1916 or 2016. Prizes will be awarded on the day.

 

Website: www.ireland.ie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ireland2016centenary

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ireland2016 #Ireland2016 

 

About the Master of Ceremonies:

The MC for the event will be Richard Lynch of www.richardknows.com &www.ilovelimerick.com is the official host of the 'Best in Show' event and additonal events in O'Brien's Park on the day.

 

Website: http://richardknows.com/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/richanthon

Facebook: www.facebook.com/richanthon

 

The 'Best in Show' Competition:

 

Times:

Registration from: 14:30 - 15:15

Competition from: 15:30 - 16.15

Prize-giving from: 16.30

 

Date:

Sunday 12.06.16

 

Location:

O'Brien's Park, Clare Street, Limerick

 

Riders are being asked to come on bicycles and in the fashion of 1916 or 2016. Prizes will be awarded on the day.

 

  • Judging & standards: Standards for each category will be set out in a series of mood-boards created by LST and shared on this page prior to the judging. The mood boards will be on show in City Hall on the run up to the event and at the O'Brien's Park on the day of the ‘Best in show’ competition. The mood boards will show bicycles and their riders from 1916 & 2016. Judges will assess bicycle model & design as well as bicycle rider fashion and overall appearance, into consideration when judging. Judges may use the mood boards as a reference. There will be room for individual interpretation by the judges. This will result in the sport's subjective basis: one judge, applying his or her interpretation of the standard, giving his or her opinion of the best competitor on the day.

 

  • A benched show: Competitors are required to be in the assigned area (on their category benches: 1916 & 2016) at all times when not being judged in the parade ring. This allows for interaction of competiors with spectators as an educational process.

 

  • How the judging works: The competition at O’Brien’s Park will be broken into two different categories: 1916 & 2016. In each category each competitor is judged in comparison to that categories ‘Standard’ (see above). Judges select their winners based upon how close the competitor comes to fitting the ideal as described in the 'Standard'. Another important factor in the process is "judging on the day" as competiors, may perform or "show" better on some days than others. This results in the sport's subjective basis: one judge, applying his or her interpretation of the Standard, giving his or her opinion on which of the entries may be the best competitor on that particular day. Different judges may have different interpretations of the standard, and may have particular points that they feel are more important than others. Depending on the number of competiors in the entry, the judge may also, at their discretion, select winners of ‘Awards of Merit’ for additional competitors of outstanding quality. For the the ‘Best In Show’ category, the judge will examine all finalists (1st 2nd 3rd) in each category,  and award the ultimate prize, ‘Best In Show’.

 

  • The Categories: 
  1. 1916: Fashion & Bicycle
  2. 2016: Fashion & Bicycle
  3. ‘Awards of Merit’
  4. ‘Best in Show’ (open to all category winners)

 

  • Further Information: 

Contact: Limerick Smarter Travel

Email: smartertravel@limerick.ie

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LKSmarterTravel #BeSPOKE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LimerickSmarterTravel

Call: +353 (0) 61 407 453

 

About the park:

Information: http://www.limerick.ie/kids/funthingstodo/parks/obrienpark

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/FfwhGwidHm42

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