Events

Cork Cycling Festival isn’t your average festival. Embrace the fun of Cork with others, on our bicycles. 

No need to register to participate, you can just turn up at the meeting point 5-10 minute event stating time. Events are free to the public. We have two meeting points this year: Fountain in Grand Parade, Cork and Kent Train station (next to the bike rental stand).

Thursday 11th of July

9.45am Festival Opening and Leisure cycle to the Naval Base Service in Ringaskiddy
@ The Fountain on Grand Parade

We would start our festival with a brief opening and then cycle to the Naval Base Service in Ringaskiddy partially on the greenway. We will have a guided tour in the Naval Base before we have a tea/coffee break (to be confirmed).

This is a longer cycle, we are expected to be back in Cork around 4-5pm.

Friday 12th of July

10:00am Roche’s Point Lighthouse cycle
@ Cork Kent train station (Lower Glanmire Road entrance next to Bikeshare station)

We will take the train to Midleton (train leaves at 10.15 sharp) and cycle down to the south to visit the beautiful countryside and Roche’s Point Lighhouse before taking a lunch break. Around 45-50km cycling, return to city around 5-6pm.

Special thanks to Irish Rail for taking all of us from Cork to Midletown.

Saturday 13th of July

4:30pm Carrignavar swim cycle
@ The Fountain on Grand Parade

We will take a gentle incline all the way to Carrignavar to the local outdoor swimming heated pool, so bring your swimsuit. Changing facilities are available. We will have some tea/coffee and sandwich break at their relaxing backyard.

Sunday 14th of July

10.45 am Fota and Cobh cycle 
@ Cork Kent train station (Lower Glanmire Road entrance next to Bikeshare station)

We will be taking the train (train leaves at 11am sharp) and getting off at Fota Wildlife Park stop for a gentle cycle to Cobh for a coffee break in John F. Kennedy park before catching the ferry from Passage West to Cork and cycling back on the greenway to a festival closing location (to be confirmed).

Around 30km cycling.