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 2024 from 11th to 19th May:

Please scroll down to find full details on all events

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
Wild Atlantic Way Social Cycle
Shannon Community Bike Ride
Killaloe Sunset Spin
Kilrush Social Spin
Wild Atlantic Way Social Cycle


Saturday, May 4th


West Clare Cycling Club Youth Off Road Cycling

West Clare CC are hosting a youth cycling workshop on the Gallery Park Track in Kilrush, from 12pm – 2.30pm. You will have the opportunity to sharpen your cycling skills and complete the cross-country track as part of the event.

All children aged 6+ are welcome.

Click HERE for more information.



Saturday, May 11th


Kilrush Community Bike Ride

Take part in a FREE healthy, social and safe group ride with a trained Ride Leader around the Kilrush and its environs on 11.5km cycle with a coffee stop to finish. 9.30am – 10.30am.

Accessible to adults 18yrs+. New to cycling or experienced cyclists welcome!

Register HERE.


West Clare Cycling Club – Crotty Cup, Kilrush 

In it’s 90th year, the Crotty Cup will host four separate races on the course at the same time so if you’re not in you can’t win, The Crotty Cup, Cotter Cup, West Clare A3 Cup and the L&L Cycles Ladies Cup.

Register HERE. 


Cycling Without Age Kilrush 

This is an opportunity to showcase the great work being done by volunteers who give their time to bring residents of care centres with limited mobility, around the picturesque town of Kilrush and surrounding areas, on a Trishaw to improve their health and emotional well-being.

11am – 3.30pm in the Vandeleur Walled Garden, Kilrush. Find out more information HERE. 



Sunday, May 12th


Cycle4all Family Cycle

Join Burren Cycling Club for a FREE 15km family spin to celebrate National Bike Week. There will be an opportunity for parents with children with additional needs, to take part. (Parents will have to accompany any minor). Sign up on the morning, light refreshments after the event.

Beginning at 9.30am in Barefield, County Clare.

Open to all children who can cycle and all abilities, children accompanied by a parent at all times. For more information, click HERE.


Lahinch Ice-Cream Spin

Cycle from Ennistymon to Lahinch along the North Clare bike lane, stop in Lahinch for ice cream and return to Ennistymon. Beginning at 12pm. Suitable for adults 18+.

Register HERE.


Monday, May 13th


Cycle to Work Competition 

Clare Sports Partnership encourages every adult (aged 18+) in Clare to get up on their bike and cycle to work during National Bike Week. Tag @Claresports on social media to be entered into a draw to win. Prizes include 1. Dinner for two  2. One night’s Bed and breakfast in one of Clare’s stunning hotels.

Competition running from 9am Monday May 13th – 5pm Saturday May 18th.


Cycle to School

Clare Sports Partnership encourages all primary school children to cycle to school or host cycling activities within their school grounds during bike week to win a free cycling skills workshop for your class or school! Tag @ClareSports on social media to be entered.

Competition running from 9am Monday May 13th – 5pm Friday May 17th.


Reintroduction course

Clare Sports Partnership is running a four-week reintroduction cycling programme. This programme will get you back on your bike and upskill you to become a confident cyclist!

Beginning at 6.30pm in Kilrush. Open to all adults 18+.

Register HERE.


Tuesday 14th


Ennis Social Spin 

Clare LSP & Clare County Council staff invite cyclists to join them on a leisurely 15km cycle during their lunchtime break, 1pm – 2pm, in Ennis.

Open to adults aged 18+.

Register HERE.


Community Bike Swap Shop

We invite unused bikes in good working condition to be dropped off at Clare Sports Partnership offices on Tuesday evening. We will then relocate them to their new homes, where they will get the most benefit.

Drop bikes off between 3pm – 5pm to the following address:

Clare Sports Partnership
c/o Clare Education Centre
Government Buildings
Kilrush Road
Co Clare
V95 F782

Learn to Cycle

Clare Sports Partnership is running a four-week couch-to-30 km programme. This programme will give you the skills and confidence for your road cycling journey!

Beginning at 6.30pm in Ennis. Open to all adults 18+.

Register HERE. 


Wednesday, May 15th


Killaloe Sunset Spin

Join this leisurely 20km cycle around the stunning Killaloe/Ballina countryside with a built-in ice cream stop to celebrate National Bike Week.

Beginning at 6.30pm from Clarisford Park, Killaloe. Open to all adults 18+.

Register HERE.

Shannon Leisure Spin  

Come and join Club Rothaíochta Na Sionnaine on a 20km leisure spin with a built in ice cream stop . Please ensure your bike and helmet are in working order . Meeting at 6.20pm at St Patrick’s Comprehensive Secondary School Car Park.  Open to Adults aged 18 years and over.

Register HERE.

Bike Repair Workshop

Ladies, join Clare Ladies Cycling bike repair workshop from 8pm – 10pm in Ennis Scout Hall. For more information click HERE.


Inclusive Cycling

Clare Sports Partnership deliver six-week cycling programmes on Wednesday evenings for children with Autism and children with Disabilities. For more information contact James on 087-9627696 or email



Thursday, May 16th 


Off-Road Cycling

Ladies, try your hand at off road cycling in Doonbeg, taking in minor roads, bog roads and trails, you are sure to enjoy your hour on the bike from 6pm – 7pm. Open to females 18+.

Register HERE



Saturday, May 18th


Ennis Community Bike Ride

Take part in a healthy, social and safe group ride with a trained Ride Leader, from 9.30am – 10.30am in Ennis. Suitable for leisure cyclists.

Register HERE.

Quin Family Cycle

Join our newest club in Clare  “Quin Clooney Maghera cycling club” for a family cycle to celebrate national bike week.

They will lead a 7km cycle for young and old around the surrounding areas.

For more information visit here


Programmes Running all week


Community Bike Servicing

Service your bike for free during bike week (May 11th – May 18th). We are delighted to team up with:

1. Landscape and Leisure, Kilrush

2. Tierney Cycle’s Ennis

3. The Bike Doc Shannon

4. Top Gear Ennistymon

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


Primary School Cycling Coaching 

During National Bike Week, cycling coaches will carrying out workshops in primary schools throughout the county. They will be taught all the fundamental skills of cycling and given the opportunity to practise them in their school setting.


Inclusive Cycling Programmes

Throughout Bike Week, we are delivering 6-week Learn to Cycle programmes for children with disabilities and children with Autism. Please get in touch with James on 087-9627696 or email for more info.

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