June – National Bike Week

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National Bike Week

The National Bike Week is held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland

National Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling.

From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability.

Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

National Bike Week Events

Find A Bike Event Near You  The National Bike Week Nationwide Events

Some Bike Facts

  • There are approximately one billion bikes in the world (about twice as many as cars)
  • Every year some 50 million bikes are produced
  • There are almost 400 million bikes in China
  • Air-filled tyres were used on bikes before they were used on motorcars
  • The term “bicycle” first entered into popular usage in France in the 1860s
  • The prototype of the mountain bike was not developed until 1977
  • Twenty bikes can be parked in the same space taken up by one car
  • The bike as we know it today – with two wheels of the same size – looks almost exactly the same as one from 1900
  • Half of all the parts of a typical bike are in the chain
  • The fastest speed ever recorded on a bike was attained by American Olympic Cyclist and Ironman triathlon competitor John Howard, when he reached 152.2 mph in 1985
 
 

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