More details of the 2018 Festival coming soon.
Read about last years Talks and Workshops here:
Could Leitrim become the cycling capital of Ireland?
Could Leitrim become the cycling capital of Ireland? – this is the question being discussed on Saturday 30th September at the Leisurely Hike + Bike Festival Leitrim. Come and join us for a series of talks and workshops looking at this ambitious vision for the county.
The speakers at the event include:
- Eileen Gibbons, a member of the Leitrim Recreation Forum, the group who were involved in bringing about the ‘dream project’ – the link between Drumshanbo and Carrick-on-Shannon, which includes the recently opened floating boardwalk on Acres Lake;
- Rob Doyle, one of the leading members of two successful community groups – SLNCR, which developed the Dromahair Demonstration Greenway and Love Leitrim, which was instrumental in bringing about an on-shore fracking ban in Ireland;
- Brian Smyth from the Leitrim Development Company to talk about future funding opportunities; and
- Wayne Frankham, a regular electric bike commuter and Seamus Gibbons, owner of Electric Bike Trails.
Following the talks there will be workshops looking at the potential to build on what Leitrim already has – capitalising on its boreens, quiet roads and existing cycle paths to create a comprehensive network that could enable more people to cycle more often.
There will also be two speakers with tales of epic adventures – the story of a Leitrim couple’s leisurely cycle adventure from Mongolia to Leitrim (https://crankandcog.net/), followed by Breifne Earley, local author, speaker and adventurer who walked in the footsteps of O’Sullivan Beare from Beara in Cork to Breifne in Leitrim (https://www.breifneearley.com/).
These talks + workshops are all taking place between 2 and 4.30pm on Saturday 30th September in Beirnes of Battlebridge.