The Dublin City Tweed Cycle

Posted 29 Aug 2011 to Events by Sarah Scannell

The Tweed Run is a group bicycle ride through the centre of Dublin, in which the cyclists are expected to dress in traditional cycling attire, particularly tweed plus four suits, blazers or dresses! Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Run, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Some effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated.

On Saturday 17th September the Club shall depart from The Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, at 3pm for a metropolitan bicycle ride with a sense of style. We shall make our way to the Pheonix Park Castle Cafe for tea and scones before taking in some of the Greater Dublin Georgian scenery on the return journey to the City Centre where a charity BBQ in aid of Barnardos will be held.

Route

Nassau St – Kildare St – Baggot St – Pembroke St – Leeson St _ St Stephens Green – Aungier St – Georges St – Dame St – Christchurch – High St – Lower Bridge St – Ushers Quay – Victoria Quay – Conyngham Rd – Chesterfield Ave – Pheonix Park Castle Cafe – Chesterfield Ave – Wolfe Tone Quay – Ormond Quay – Custom House Quay – Sean O’casey bridge – City Quay – College Green

You can find us and RSVP on Facebook under ‘Dublin City Tweed Cycle’.

Sky Ride Dublin

Posted 2 Aug 2011 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Sky Ride is coming to Dublin!

Sky Ride is a campaign that started in the UK to inspire and help everyone, whatever their age or ability, to get on their bikes and have fun, and it’s coming to Dublin on Sunday 11th September. It is a fun, free family day out brought to you by Sky and Dublin City Council, providing the perfect opportunity to get back on your bike. So why not join us for the day and ride your bike through Dublin’s streets without a car in sight!

The Sky Ride initiative will give thousands of people the freedom to enjoy riding their bikes with family and friends while seeing some of the city’s landmarks and attractions from a fresh perspective. Approximately 8km of the city centre’s roads will be closed to traffic, and we are calling on people to pump up their tyres, oil that chain, and polish up that saddle in preparation for a great free family day out!

Enjoy some of the sights of Dublin free from cars for the day. Take part in the free entertainment on offer for all ages and find out how enjoyable cycling can be. The traffic-free route around the city centre is entirely open and optional, so you can come and go as you please and ride for as long as you choose. Participants can cycle the route at their own pace, and enjoy an array of entertainment along the way. It’s free and easy to register and anyone, young or old, can get involved, no matter how wobbly you might be on two wheels!

Also, every registered participant has the chance to win a 3D TV and Sky subscription package free for a whole year.

To find out more and to register see www.goskyride.com/Dublin