Bike Week 2011 in North Down

Programme of Events for Bike Week 2011 in North Down have now been finalised, please see below.

I hope you will be able to come along to some of the events and help the joint Friends of the Earth North Down & Ards group / Sustrans campaign to create a Bicycle friendly Borough in North Down.

Mystery Ice Cream Cycle Ride from McKee Clock lastly one hour to a mystery destination and back to the Banana Boat, Gray’s Hill on Wednesday 22 June 2011 departing at 7pm from McKee Clock. Organised by Friends of the Earth North Down & Ards group and Sustrans and supported by Bike Works. No need to pre-register attendance. Contact Paul at Bikeworks for more details Tel 07999302672.

Cycle Skills & Fun Night at Bloomfield Shopping Centre (M&S Multi Story) on Thursday 23 June 2011 at 6pm to 8.30pm organised by North Down Cycle Club and North Down Borough Council Sports Development. Includes skills events, bike safety checks, prizes and open to Children in P4, P5, P6, P7 and Year 8. Participation by pre-entry only with closing date for entries £5 Cost including goodie bag £5. Registration via Tanya Fisher at Bangor Castle Leisure Centre by 10 June 2011 Telephone 028 9146 46667 or email Tanya.Fisher@northdown.gov.uk

Cycle to Work departing from Johnny the Jig, Holywood at 7.30am on Friday 24 June 2011 to Belfast City Hall where breakfast will be served free of charge by Belfast City Council. No need to pre-register attendance. Contact Paul at Bikeworks for more details Tel 07999302672 including plans to cycle from Bangor to Holywood at 6.30am on the same day. Bike Week activities in Belfast at http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces/cycling.asp 

Free swim or activity at North Down Council Leisure Centres  A free pass for Bangor Leisure Centre, Queens Leisure Complex or Bangor Sportsplex until the end of August if you cycle to a leisure centre during Bike Week which runs from 18 to 26 June 2011.

Coastal Challenge on Sunday 19 June see http://www.northdowncc.com/

Co-operation Ireland Maracycle on Saturday 25 June see http://www.cooperationireland.org/maracycle

A competition will also be run by Friends of the Earth North Down & Ards and Sustrans SPONSORED BY BIKE WORKS at the Ice Cream Mystery Cycle and Cycle to Work events offering people the chance to win a prize if they sign-up to our email list for a Bicycle friendly Borough. Join our email list by emailing mail@andrewmuir.net 

Find out more about the week and activities taking place across Northern Ireland visit www.nidirect.gov.uk