Learn about history of bicycle transport as part of Bike Week 2020

  • City Centre to University of Limerick Riverbank Walk
  • Great Southern Greenway (Pic Marie Keating)
  • Great Southern Greenway Limerick
Pics: True Media / Marie Keating

Take a trip down memory lane to learn more about the history of one of our greenest modes of transport the Bicycle as part of this year’s Bike Week thanks to Limerick Green Leaf City 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of one of our oldest modes of transport and get a glimpse at some of the bicycles of yonder years, like an 1889 Penny Farthing!

See the Irish made Bicycle used in the Michael Collins Movie!

The central part of the exhibition focuses on the history of the bicycle itself, from the initial concept sketch produced by a student of Leonardo da Vinci back in the mid 1400’s ,yet the first bicycle would not be made for another 300 years or so.

Check out this exciting window exhibition from Monday to Friday 21 - 25 September 2020 at the Workbench, Bank of Ireland, O’Connell St, Limerick, which is brought to you by Limerick Green Leaf City 2020.

For more information about European Green Leaf events, log on to Limerick.ie/European-Green-Leaf-City #EGLALimerick2020 #EGLA2020.

The exhibition is part of a series of events taking place around Limerick to mark Bike Week which takes place between 19-27 September.

Included are:

Lough Gur Cycle of Life: 20 September 2020

Enjoy a leisurely cycle to Lough Gur lakefront from Holycross. This route was recently upgraded to a shared space for everyone to enjoy. Free but booking essential

Cycling Selfie Photo Competition: 19 - 27 September 2020

If you're out and about on your bike during Bike Week 2020, Post a photo on Twitter of you cycling, a selfie with your bike or your bike in a scenic location in Limerick, and use the hashtag #LimerickBikeWeek for your chance to win a €50 voucher to spend at your local bike shop.

Free Minor Bike Fixes and Repairs: 19 and 26 Sept

A Bike Mechanic will be available at the Parkway Shopping Centre, Limerick on Saturday 19 September between 10.30am and 1pm and Mungret Park, Mungret between 2pm and 4.30pm. Cyclists can bring along their bike for a free bike check and minor fixes/ repairs.

A mobile bike repair mechanic service will be at the Murroe Wood Park, Murroe, Co. Limerick, carrying out free bike checks and minor repairs on Saturday 19 September between 11am and 1pm.

A Bike Mechanic will be available at the People’s Park, Pery Square on Saturday 26 September between 10.30am and 1pm and in Castletroy Neighbourhood Park between 2pm and 4.30pm. Again, cyclists can bring along their bike for a free bike check and minor fixes/ repairs.


Cyclocross Coaching at Limerick Racecourse with Greenmount Cycling Academy on Sunday 27 September from 10am – 5pm. Open to youths and adults. Participants must sign up in advance

Ballyhoura Introduction to Mountain Biking

Ballyhoura Development is hosting an adult Introduction to Mountain Biking on Monday 21 September from 10am – 12pm at Ballyhoura Trailhead, Glenosheen Woods, Co. Limerick. Participants must sign up in advance on Eventbrite

Inclusive Cycling

Down Syndrome Limerick is hosting an Inclusive Cycling Event at Limerick Racecourse commencing 23 September. Members only event.

Cycling for All Abilities workshop hosted by St. Gabriel’s Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick. The event will take place on Friday 25 September and will encourage and enable children with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in Bike Week. Participation in the event will be restricted to the children with disabilities who attend St. Gabriel’s Centre.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines in operation during the planning phase of Bike Week, no mass participation events have been organised by Limerick City and County Council. However why not get your bike out and cycle around your locality. It might lead to even longer cycles!

For more information about events check Limerick.ie here, or bikeweek.ie.

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