The Cork Cycling Festival is ongoing at the moment, much to the delight of cyclists all across Cork.
Since July 15, a number of events have been ongoing across the city aimed at engaging cyclists and potential cyclists in outdoor fun activities.
Organiser Lovisa Cosgrave said the festival started in 2008 with the aim of thrilling Cork cyclists and inspiring others to get involved.
“Cork Cycling Festival isn’t your average festival. We embrace the fun that can be had in and around cork with others, on your bicycle, roller blades, skateboards and unicycles, all are welcome.
“There are cycles for beginners, families, the curious and adventurous.” Ms Cosgrave said there are over 20 events being held over the nine day festival including morning excursions, lunchtime cycles, and evening city tours of both historical, cultural and heritage.
This evening at 6pm an ‘Artistic Cork Cycle’ is leaving the Fountain on Grand Parade and visiting a number of Cork’s studios before finishing up at the Friary Bar for fun and games.
Saturday will play host to a wide range of events including a ‘Treasure Hunt Cycle’ from the Fountain on Grand Parade.
This activity includes a picnic lunch in Mount Dessert, a beautiful meadow outside the city, before hunting for treasure among the greenery.
At 7pm, there is a ‘Cycle through the Planets’ again leaving from the fountain on Grand Parade followed by a ‘Cycle Cinema Shorts’ at 9pm where a number of small movies will be shown at the Blackrock Castle Observatory.
Later that night, a ‘New Moon Cycle’ will kick off taking cyclist for a moonlight cycle along the Old Railway Line.
On Sunday a long cycle from The Fountain to Mullinhassig Waterfall will leave at 10am and that evening there will be a traditional music cycle leaving from the Fountain at 6pm.
For more information on the Cork Cycling Festival log onto their website www.corkcyclingfestival.com or find them on Twitter: Corkcyclingfest.