Cycling Loops for Learner Cyclists in Limerick
There are a number of safe enclosed cycle loops within the Limerick Metropolitan Area, these public park locations are ideal for learning to cycle as they are enclosed, off road sites, which keep nervous cyclists safe from traffic hazards and in many cases away from curious spectators. Feel free to explore the parks and take the opportunity to teach a friend or family member to cycle, it really is a wonderful life skill and one which we can all share.
The Shelbourne Park is located in the north western suburbs, on Shelbourne Road between Hassett's Cross (Cratloe Road Junction) and Union Cross (Ennis Road Junction).The parkis open, generally speaking from 08.00 to 'lighting-up time' or 21.00, whichever is the sooner (i.e. the park closes at 21.00 between May and August). There is a 710 metre looped walking/cycling path around the park, which is generally very flat. A lateral path between the two soccer pitches is 80metres long. In order to enjoy the park to the full people are asked to respect the markings segregating walkers (inner lane) from cyclists (outer lane) when using this facility.
The O'Brien's Park is situated on Clare Street and again offers us the opportunity to get on our bikes and enjoy some off road cycling in a safe environment. The park has 600 metres of looped combined walking/cycling paths around the park, which are generally very flat, however the loops have sharper turns than Shelbourne Park. Amenities at the park include a children's playground, shelter area and a drinking fountain. Like both the other enclosed, well-equipped parks in the centre of Limerick, People's Park and Shelbourne Park, this garden is very well frequented at all times of day.The park is great for walking, relaxing on park benches, games and sports.
The People's Park is a park located by Pery Square in Limerick City Centre, the Limerick Gallery, Railway Station and Bus Terminal are all within close walking distance, as well as many other leisure and cultural attractons. This park is another well maintained enclosed space where you can bring your bike, get a bit of fresh air and admire the mature trees and planting as well as hertiage features and cultural sites. The looped combined walking/cyling paths around the park are interesting and fun to ride, there are hilly sections, shorter runs and sharper turns than O'Brien's Park, however don't let this put you off it is a good challenge for when you or your family have mastered the other parks.
The Castletroy Neighbourhood Park is located opposite Castletroy College in Newtown near Annacotty. This park has 1.2 km of pedestrian pathways, a circular cycle route, a central performance/exhibition area with covering structure, a playground and also features a skateboarding area. The cycle royte is generally very flat and open and is ideal for first time cyclists. as with the other parks the opening hours are, generally speaking from 08.00 to 'lighting-up time' or 21.00, whichever is the sooner (i.e. the park closes at 21.00 between May and August).
Report an Park Issue:
If your would like to report a park issue please do not hesitate to make contact with the Local Authority:
Visit: Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Telephone: 061 496200Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.limerick.ie/council
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