Upcoming Events


The SUBWAY® Sprocket Rocket Family Cycling Festival & Youth races take place this Saturday at Punchestown Racecourse.

Cycling Ireland would like to invite everyone who has taken part in the SUBWAY® Sprocket Rocket Programme to date and anyone that would like to just give it a go on the day.  Either young or old come along with your bike and enjoy the many activities we have to offer, we have something to suit everyone. 

Be blown away by the talented Ramp Rage BMX Freestyle Crew, with three BMX Freestyle shows and try your hand at BMX with a number of workshops throughout the day.  Why not take a sneak peak at what you can expect to see, video.  For more information on Ramp Rage check out their website.

 Some of the other activities to be included on the day: 

  • SUBWAY® Sprocket Rocket Come and Try Zone
  • SUBWAY® Sprocket Rocket Advance Skills Zone
  • BIKING.IE Mountain Bike Skills Zone
  • Cycling Ireland Youth Race for U12/U14 and U16
  • Cycling Orienteering for all the family
  • and much more…

Should be a good day out with racing as well. Pat Whitney will be on duty for the day as one of the most experienced Sprocket Rocket coaches in the country.

  • On Sunday morning at 11am Slaney CC, as part of National Bike Week, will hold a Sprocket Rocket Come & Try session at the Riverside Hotel car park. There will be a quick bike check, a short family cycle along the promanade or a slightly longer ride on the road depending on numbers/ages turning up and the weather. All welcome to drop down! 


  • On Sunday July 3rd Slaney CC will host the 7th annual Eddie Tobin Memorial Road Race which this year also incorporates the Leinster Road Race Championships. As well as the A1/A2 event we will hold the Noel Redmond Memorial Road Race for A3’s and an A4 road race. This is an advance warning that we need lots of bodies on the day to run these events safely & professionally. We will need at least 20 static marshalls, 3 lead cars with at least 2 more as back up for breaks and 3 cars for commissaires. Ideally we could also do with a neutral service vehicle and Slaney service car. If anyone has access to a shortish wheelbase curtainsider for the finish area it would also be welcome.    

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