Get a taste of track cycling on the world’s only pop up velodrome
StreetVelodrome brings 2 days of FREE family entertainment to Smithfield Square
WHAT: StreetVelodrome Dublin City
WHEN: Sunday 11th June, 9am to 4pm
Monday 12th June, 10am to 6pm
WHERE: Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
ADMISSION: FREE for spectators
Race entrants must register in advance – places limited
Dublin City Council presents StreetVelodrome Dublin City, as part of National Bike Week 2017, on Sunday 11th June and Monday 12th June in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free 2-day family friendly event will include live entertainment, pumping music, kids activities, special guest appearances and great cycle sport entertainment!
On Sunday 11th June, Dublin will host the first round of the Viking StreetVelodrome Series, a touring competition which sees professional riders competing for gold, silver and bronze medals at events held across the UK and Ireland. Spectators are encouraged to come along and cheer on Team Dublin in the professional race at 2pm. Amateur cyclists of all ages are also invited to participate in competitions running throughout the day. These races are FREE to participate in but spaces must be booked in advance.
This televised race day in Smithfield Square will be accompanied by family entertainment including face painting, balloon modelling and a cycling village where cyclists can pick up bike care tips. The Wobbly Circus’ colourful street performers will also be showing off their cycling skills on penny farthings and unicycles.
On Monday 12th June, StreetVelodrome Dublin City will be open to schools and the general public. Cycling enthusiasts are invited to come along to Smithfield Square and test out their skills on the velodrome which will be open from 3pm to 6pm – no booking required! Bikes, helmets and professional coaching will all be provided.
For further information and details of registration visit: www.dublincity.ie/streetvelodrome
Sunday 11 June – Race Day
09:00 Registration Opens
09:30 Amateur Riders Race – pre-registration is essential
11:00 Nexgen Series Race (12-16 years) – pre-registration is essential
12:00 Pro Team Qualification Race
13:00 Sharks V Tigers Series Race (3-11 years) – pre-registration is essential
14:00 StreetVelodrome Series Professional Race
16:00 Event Closes
Monday 12 June – Schools & Public Access
10:00 Event Opens
11:00 – 15:00 Schools Access
15:00 – 18:00 Track Open for Public Access Session – walk up registration
For further information contact:
Maree Rigney, Limelight Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org , 01 668 0600 / 086 358 7153
Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, email@example.com , 01 668 0600 / 085 233 6033