Punchestown gears up for family cycling festival

For the second year running, Cycling Ireland is set to run their SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family Cycling Festival in Punchestown this coming Saturday, June 16.

For the second year running, Cycling Ireland is set to run their SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family Cycling Festival in Punchestown this coming Saturday, June 16.

With more than 400 children taking part last year, they’re expecting an even larger crowd this time around.

The event is a cycling skills programme aimed at kids aged between 6-11. The aim is to help them gain the fundamental cycling skills that will equip them for the future.

Along with tackling the new skills, the young cyclists can take part in cycling orienteering, grass track racing and participate in BMX workshops run by the popular urban BMX group Ramp Rage, who will be performing throughout the day.

Cycling Ireland’s new Gearing Up programme will have a “Come and Try” zone, where the more experienced kids get to test themselves on a course similar to that used by youths in top cycling nations like France and Switzerland.

Admission is free, just bring your bike!