10.00-19.00 East Cork Longer Touring Cycle // from Festival HQ, Grand Parade
First stop Midleton and a coffee break. On to Dungourney and the seaside for ice-cream, and Shanagarry for lunch. Through Cloyne to Midleton and on to Fota gate. Break at Bramble Lodge before returning toCork. 8 hours cycling and 1 hour eating. Total distance: 92km.
13.00-14.30 Histories and memories of the LeeValley // Festival HQ, Grand Parade
Where the river meets the tide – a guided tour of the Lee Fields by historian and city councillor Kieran McCarthy. From city centre west to the Straight Road and back on the Lee Road: 90 minutes.
18:00 Community Gardens Cycle // Festival HQ, Grand Parade
Cork is cultivating a growing revolution in recent years – visit some community gardens and sample the tasty produce!
Kids luv Bikes exhibition! – Cork City Library
Cork Cycling Festival has teamed up with Cork City Council’s SMILES project for a second year to bring you this colourful exhibition of children’s art. Awards will be presented at the Festival Opening, 13.00, Sat 21st @ Festival HQ, Grand Parade. Also on display will be the winning film in our Bike Shorts! Youth Film Competition.
Gallery on the Go! – Cork Cycling Festival’s first ever shop front cycle art exhibition.
Each shop front will form a gallery space for a different artist. Audience Prize: The artist who creates Cork’s favourite window will receive a €300 voucher for Kilgrews Cycle Shop. – Read On
*** Locations, Exhibition Map & Voting Info coming next week ******
Picnic Lunch Deal from the Natural Foods Bakery for Hungry Cyclists – €8 for sandwich, crisps, cake and a drink – Click to Order or see menu
Cork Cycling Festival is entirely free to the public, welcoming all ages and walks of life with a special focus on family-friendly events. The festival is run by a voluntary team who just love bikes as a great way to get about and want to inspire more people to cycle.