Skills to be learned at bike week event at bands­tand

Bray People - - NEWS -

Shane Ross, the Min­is­ter for Trans­port, Tourism and Sport and an En­niskerry res­i­dent, re­cently launched Na­tional Bike Week 2016 with Alison Cana­van.

The week is cur­rently un­der way and con­tin­ues un­til this Sun­day, June 19, cel­e­brat­ing and pro­mot­ing all that is great about cy­cling.

For the near­est bike week events or to join in a cy­cling ad­ven­ture, go to www.bike­week.ie.

In Bray, ‘Sprocket Rocket Ses­sions’ will be un­der way at the bands­tand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 18.

Kids aged seven to 11 can bring their bikes and learn skills. ‘Cy­cling is a great way to get around, and with Na­tional Bike Week pro­mot­ing cy­cling this June, I hope to see more and more peo­ple en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits of choos­ing a bike as their mode of trans­port,’ said Min­is­ter Ross.

‘Bike Week not only pro­motes the leisure and fun as­pects of cy­cling as a fam­ily, with friends, to sight­see­ing - it also high­lights the other great ben­e­fits, health, sav­ing money and ef­fi­ciency. It is also a great so­lu­tion to beat­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion in our towns and cities.’

Alison Cana­van launch­ing Na­tional Bike Week with the Min­is­ter for Trans­port, Shane Ross,

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