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North West Big Bike Fest


As part of Tourism NI’s Festival of Cycling, Derry City and Strabane District Council are pleased to bring you the North West Big Bike Fest 2016 from the 11th to the 19th of June! The Festival aims to promote the wide ranging benefits of cycling and demonstrate how easily it can be adopted as a lifestyle change for the entire family.

So whether you’re new to cycling or you’re a regular on the local roads and cycle paths then you’ll be pleased to hear that this will be a major celebration of pedal power. From aerial stunt displays and street velodrome and high speed races to traffic-free family rides and pedalling picnics there is something to please everybody.

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As well as these events there will also be a number of opportunities for local schools and employers to get involved, with free breakfasts for pupils and commuters participating in Bike to School and Work days across the district, and exciting cycling demonstrations and outreach trainings.

2016 being the Nothern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, there will also be special discounts for customers arriving by bike at participating restaurants and caf├ęs in Derry and Strabane as an added incentive!

So what are you waiting for?  With more and more people cycling and an ever-growing network of traffic-free paths and greenways, it’s never been a better time to take to two wheels.  As an added incentive if you come along and participate in any of the rides you’ll automatically be entered into a draw to win a new bike courtesy of The Dept. of Regional Development’s Cycling Unit!

With special thanks to our sponsors: