Community Bike Rides

Take part in a healthy, social and safe group ride with a trained Ride Leader or join our growing community and take part in a solo bike ride of your choice. Community Bike Rides are free and easy to join. This island wide initiative is accessible to adults 18yrs+. Whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced cyclist, if you are looking to connect with others in your area, this community has something for you.


  • Benefits of joining a ride
    • Increase your physical activity 
    • Join a social network
    • Gain confidence and competence
    • Earn rewards
  • Benefits of becoming a leader
    • Get free training and insurance cover.
    • Learn how to plan and facilitate safe rides.
    • Learn how to provide positive and enjoyable experiences for all your participants.
    • Plan and lead a minimum of 10 rides per year.
    • Complete pre and post ride administration online.
    • Promote and market your rides locally.
    • Have access to ongoing support from Cycling Ireland to organise and promote your location.
  • Requirements to become a leader
    • Are over 18 years of age.
    • Have the fitness level to ride for approximately 20km. 
    • Are comfortable cycling in group formation in close proximity to other riders.
    • Are comfortable cycling on busy roads in close proximity to traffic.
    • Can comfortably cycle in a straight line for 10 metres with either hand off the handlebars.
    • Are able to ride in a straight line whilst looking over either shoulder.
    • Have a roadworthy bike and helmet.
    • Are aware of the basic laws pertaining to cycling on the road.
    • Are willing to attend a one-day Community Bike Ride Leader course.
    • Are willing to complete the vetting process as required.