Bike Week

Clare Sports Partnership and Clare County Council are delighted to present the following cycling events to the people of Co. Clare for Bike Week 2023 from 13th to 21st May:

Clare Bike Week Schedule
Maghera Loop 65km
Community Bike Swap Shop
Spanish Point Spin & Dip
Mountain Bike Taster Session
Off Road Cycling
Lahinch Community Bike Ride
Learn To Cycle
Bike For Life 6-Week Programme
Inclusive Cycling
Balance Bike Lear To Cycle Workshop
Shannon Community Bike Ride
Killaloe Sunset Spin
Kilrush Social Spin
Wild Atlantic Way Social Cycle


Saturday, May 13th


Maghera Loop 65km

This event has been organised to honour the Clare Ras Team of 1990 and Introduce the 2023 Burren Ras Team currently representing the County.

The Maghera Loop 65k will recreate the famous Stage win by Barry Sutton in Clonmel all those years ago along the finish of this year’s Ras Stage 2 route and finish line. All are welcome! Refreshments in Hassetts Bar, Barefield will be served afterwards. Confirm your attendance here.



Sunday, May 14th


Community Bike Ride

Starting in Lahinch at 2pm for an easy-paced cycle around North Clare (16km in total); register your place HERE



Monday, May 15th


Cycle to Work

Would you cycle to work on at least one day during Bike Week and have a chance of winning a three-month gym and pool membership, Dinner for two, or a voucher to the value of €100 for a bike shop? How to enter, cycle to work, take a selfie/photo, post on social media and tag @claresports or email directly to


Cycle to School

We encourage all primary schools in Clare to prioritise having children cycle to school or cycling activities within the school grounds where possible. Post pictures to your social media channels tagging @claresports or email pictures to to be in with a chance of winning a full day of cycling for your school for FREE.


Reintroduction course

Ladies, join us at 6pm from our offices for a 90 mins refresher course. Work on cycling technique, group cycling and a short spin to finish. Register here.



Tuesday 16th


Community Bike Swap Shop

On Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily, we ask for donations of children’s bikes and adult bikes (they must be in good condition) to our offices in Clare Education Centre, Killrush Road, Ennis, during these times. .

The bikes will be serviced before being rehomed. Register your interest in receiving a bike here


Learn to cycle

Join us at our offices on Tuesday from 10am until 11am to work on the basics of cycling and ensure you have the confidence and skills to cycle on the road. This will run Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Open to all Adults over 18. Register here


Community Bike Ride

Join us in Shannon at 1pm for an easy-paced cycle around Shannon (13km in total); register your place HERE

Spin and Dip

A leisure cycle around Spanish Point @6pm takes one hour and is followed by a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Register here



Wednesday, May 17th


Bike for Life

Six-week learn-to-cycle programme. This programme will teach you all about bike handling/skills, rules of the road and group cycling techniques Starting at 6.30pm from our Offices. Open to both males and females. Register here


Sunset Spin

Open to adults in the surrounding areas, join CSP on a leisure spin around Killaloe countryside and finish with an ice cream stop! Register here


Mountain Bike Taster

Join us for an off-road taster in  John O Sullivan Lee’s Load Park at 3.30pm. Register here

Inclusive Cycling

Clare Sports Partnership and Ennis Voices for Autism hold a six-week cycling programme on Wednesday evenings in Clarecastle at 6.30pm. €20 per person. Register here



Thursday, May 18th 


Social Spin

CSP and Clare Council County staff invite you to join them at 1pm from the town hall for a leisure spin around the town, cappa and returning to the town hall. The cycle will be less than one hour. Register here


Off-Road Cycling

Try an off-road cycle by completing the Doonbeg Loop 10km loop from Doonbeg Church Car Park at 6.30pm. E-Mountain Bikes can be provided on request. Register HERE



Saturday, May 20th


Balance Bike / Learn To Cycle Workshop

Join West Clare Cycling Club for the balance bike/ learn to cycle workshop in Kilrush Sports Complex (astroturf) at 10am for this free 60-minute workshop. Open to children aged 4-12, all children must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-register on this link.



Sunday, May 21st


Wild Atlantic Way Social Cycle

West Clare Tri Club invites you to participate in a social cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way. Meeting at the Bandstand in Kilkee at 10am. Sign up here.


Programmes Running all week


Community Bike Servicing

Service your bike for free during bike week. We are delighted to team up with:

1. Landscape and Leisure, Kilrush

2. Tierney Cycle’s Ennis

3. Planet Tri Killaloe

4. Top Gear Ennistymon

*** Please get in touch with each shop directly.***


Inclusive Cycling Programmes

Throughout Bike Week, several events will run for children with additional needs. Please get in touch with James on 087-9627696 for more info, or email us for more information.

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