Bike Week 2016 concludes this evening (Friday) with a Family Fun Cycle for all the community along the newly constructed West Clare Railway Greenway.
Taking place from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, the cycle will commence and finish at Cloughleigh Carpark via Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park, Lees Road.
Bike Week 2016, the theme of which is ‘Be part of the Clare Team: Get on your bike’, is funded and co-ordinated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and features some 400 cycling events nationwide.
In County Clare, the annual initiative this year featured a range of events for all ages including family fun cycles, a schools awareness programme, bike fixing workshops and a Primary School Poster Competition
Throughout Clare Bike Week, representatives of An Garda Síochána, Clare County Council and the HSE also hosted an Awareness Programme for students at Primary Schools in Ennis on a range of issues from current and proposed cycling infrastructure (cycle parking, existing cycle road lanes, road signage and symbols and proposed project under Ennis Active Travel Town); bike theft, road safety aspects; and the health promotion benefits of cycling. A booklet containing key messages delivered during the Awareness Programme will be made available to schools across Clare following Bike Week.