A parade of almost one hundred cyclists took to the streets of Limerick on Sunday to mark the end of another successful Bike Week.
The cyclists left Arthur’s Quay Park for a 4km Three Bridges loop route that took in King John’s Castle, Thomond Bridge, Clancy Strand, O’Callaghan Strand and Shannon Bridge.
The event, organised by Limerick City and County Council, was held to celebrate and promote the benefits of cycling and was the culmination of a week of events across the city and county that saw hundreds take part in dozens of different cycling related activities.
Along with the bike parade, the crowds also enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment in the park with music, face painters and a puppet show. A bike mechanic was also on hand to provide free bike checks and minor repairs before and after the bike ride.
Among those cycling on the day was Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler, who said: “It was great to see so many people, of all ages and abilities, take to the streets of the city with their bikes. The atmosphere was brilliant and it was such a special experience to see Limerick from the river as we cycled along in such a big group.”