Social cycle / CycleCoffeeCake spins to Gort and Coole Park

Social cycle / CycleCoffeeCake spins to Gort and Coole Park

Join us for the first CycleCoffeeCake in County Galway!  Galway Cycling Campaign and the Burren Lowlands are teaming up for a 40km social cycle for adults from Gort to Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee and Lydican Castle, Ardrahan. We particularly welcome adult women who want some confidence to stay on their saddles since they hopped back on during lockdown. Women who are new, nervous, or returned to cycling since lockdown are particularly welcome. (more…)

Register to Bi-Cycle with Pride (coffee & cake too)

Galway Cycling Campaign is delighted to co-host a special edition of our CycleCoffeeCake events with Galway Community Pride in Galway city centre this Sunday morning, 16 August.

Bi-Cycle Pride & Coffee / Bi-Cycle agus Caife is a special co-hosted event between Galway Cycling Campaign and Galway Community Pride for the 2020 festival.

** EVENT DETAILS **
Sunday 16 August 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm
Meet: Raven Terrace, Galway’s Westend, from 10am
Depart: 10.30am sharp
Route: Galway’s city centre
Coffee & Cake: At Raven Terrace from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

People are asked to gather at Raven Terrace from 10am for a prompt 10.30am departure. The route will be at a gentle pace throughout the city and arrive back at Raven Terrace about 11.30am for coffee and cake at a local café.

** Participants must register online here in advance to comply with Covid-19 public health advice.

The Bi-Cycle and Coffee event is supported by Cllr Owen Hanley, Cllr Níall McNelis, and Simon Heaslip and Galway’s Westend Traders Association.

Co-organiser Martina Callanan encourages people to dress up.

“Wear your rainbow colours, paint your faces, and bling out your bike. CycleCoffeeCake events have been a huge success this summer with a diversity of cyclers of all ages and abilities. We are delighted to Bi-cycle with Pride.”

Cllr Owen Hanley, co-organiser, says that in normal times, the Sunday morning event of Galway Community Pride is an open house at Teach Solais for people to gather for chats and cups of tea. 

“This year is different, and with so many people back on bikes, Bi-Cycle & Coffee is the perfect way to come together for a fun and socially distant event.”

The regular CycleCoffeeCake events have been enormously popular since the lifting of lockdown. They have explored different parts of the city including Blackrock, Salthill, the city centre, Renmore to Roscam, showing novice cyclers and those who hopped back on the saddle quiet routes through neighbourhoods and creating opportunities for adults to nurture cycling confidence.

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More information is available on social media using the handle @GalwayCyclicng

CycleCoffeeCake spins to Renmore and Roscam

An August Bank Holiday with a different spin – a gentle social cycle from Renmore to Roscam hosted by the Galway Cycling Campaign

CycleCoffeeCake at Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore

CycleCoffeeCake pedalled away to the Galway city east for the August Bank Holiday with new and returning faces joining the group.

The route was led by Dan Clabby, Treasurer of Galway Cycling Campaign and a local, who gave shared some local history as the route travelled from The Huntsman Inn, down the Black Path to Lakeshore Drive for stunning views of Lough Atalia, a stop at Ballyloughane Beach, and on to a mostly unknown short lane between Lurgan Park and the Dublin Road.

The direct route from Moneenageisha junction to Supermacs on the Old Dublin Road near the entrance to Merlin Park University Hospital is 2.1km on a busy arterial route, which is unpleasant to cycle. It includes an identified bicycle blackspot for collisions and injuries.

The quiet route that CycleCoffeeCake explored shows that it possible to make this journey on quiet calm streets away from the noisy main road with buses, trucks and vans.

After a brief dismount to walk the footpaths in front of Galway Crystal, the group continued to the Rosshill Road, a quieter road which connects to the Old Dublin Road and the coastal route to Oranmore.

The group returned along most of the same route, only changing after Lurgan Park to continue by the Kingfisher sports centre, Renmore Scouts Den, Renmore Playing Fields, Scoil Chaitríona primary school, the Galway Hospice and Church of St Oliver Plunkett, to the Full Duck Café on Renmore Road.

The next CycleCoffeeCake will take place as part of Galway Community Pride on Sunday 16 August 2020 in the city centre.