Latest Laois Event: Bike Week in Laois launched

Latest Laois Event: Bike Week in Laois launched

NTA and Laois County Council Launch Bike Week 2023 

Activities run from Saturday May 13th to Sunday May 21st 

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and Laois County Council have today announced details of Bike Week 2023, which runs from Saturday May 13th to Sunday May 21st

Among the 44 events planned in Co Laois are 

  • Cycling Symposium – organised by Pedal Vintage Durrow, this discussion on the Future of Cycling in Rural Ireland is being held on Monday May 15th at 2 pm in Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, with an introduction by Minister Eamonn Ryan
  • SVT Festival of Cycling – 8 Events being held in Stradbally and Vicarstown including a Senior Cycle, Bike Nite Cycle and Buzzards, Bluebells and Tall Tales
  • Cycle Challenge for schools in the SVT Hub area where pupils are encouraged to get out cycling and are in with a chance to win a prize for their school
  • Competition to win a bike worth up to €500 by entering your photo of a Bike Week event

Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling with hundreds of events taking place across the country, including family events, heritage cycles, maintenance workshops, and learn-to-cycle events.

All 31 local authority areas are involved in Bike Week with events being organised jointly through the local authorities and local sports partnerships.

LCC Bike Week A4 GENERAL Events List 2023 by John Hayes on Scribd

Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA said: “The engagement from the local authorities and local sports partnerships has been fantastic again this year and it’s great to see so many events taking place all around the country.  

File photo: Pictured at the launch of Bike Week Laois 2022 at County Hall on Friday afternoon, were: Leona Delaney ( Clerical Officer, Sport & Leisure Dept. Laois Co Council ), John Mullholland ( Chief Executive, Laois Co Council ), Clr. Conor Bergin ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co. Council ), Ann Marie Delaney ( Sports & Leisure Officer, Laois Co Council ) and Paddy Murphy ( Active Travel Section N.T.A. ). Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee ).

“There really is something for everyone, from the popular family bike festivals and community cycles to local heritage and greenway cycles to schools’ events.  I’d encourage everybody to get involved.”

Ann Marie Maher, Sport & Leisure Officer, Laois County Council hopes that the huge variety of events in Laois will encourage cyclists of all abilities to give cycling a go!

For more information and to see what events are taking place in Co. Laois, visit

Those taking part in Bike Week are encouraged to share photos or videos to social media using #BikeWeek and tagging their local authority and Transport for Ireland @TFIUpdates.