Derry City & Strabane - Events




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Derry Well Woman cycle

A leisurely traffic-free cycle for beginner and returning women cyclists.

Where: Riverside paths in Derry

Date/Time: Sat 5 June, leaving 10am from Ebrington Sq, pre-registration essential:

4th annual Maiden City Crit

Foyle Cycling Club bring back all the thrills and endurance of the only road race to be held in the heart of the city.

Where: Derry City Centre, Start/Finish Foyle St

Date/Time: Tues 7 June, Sign in 7pm, First race 8pm for more information or to register

A Night at the Races

Get Cycling!

BIKE TRY-OUT ROADSHOW, MEGA BIKES, KMX KART ROADSHOW, BIKE SIMULATOR, BIKE POWERED SMOOTHIE MAKERS (If you’re thirsty why not hop on our pedal powered smoothie maker?  We’ll provide the ingredients if you provide the power!) BIKE POWERED SCALEXTRIC and BIKE ART

Where: Guildhall Sq and Waterloo Place, Derry~Londonderry

When: June 11th and 12th 12-6pm 

Wild Food Cycle

Guided Cycle from Eglinton to Park Village with free lunch from local chef and produce, Where: Eglinton, Clady and Park Villages

Date/Time: Saturday 11 June, Leaving Eglington at 10am.  Spaces limited, pre-registration essential:

Dawn Community Cycle

When: Sunday 12 June beginning at 7.30am

A traffic-free community cycle. Two routes 4miles Waterside Greenway and 10miles (Bay Rd., and Waterside Greenway).  Light refreshments provided.

Where Derry’s riverside paths, start/finish at St Columb’s House

Pre - registration required: ring Marie on 028 71370287 or 075 84207237

Street Velodrome

It’s the new and unique cycle sport event which brings the excitement and drama of track cycling to the people.  Within hours Guildhall Square will be turned into a heart pounding, action packed theatre of track style cycle sport. Offering a new level of spectator involvement  and creating a completely new pursuit racing competition for both professional and amateur riders.

With guest celebrity and professional riders, plus two especially designed progressively banked curve sections and two fast straights, the StreetVelodrome track is lined with cheering spectators. Add in a live race presentation team, electronic timing and you're ready to make your street the velodrome.

Events are free to enter, free to spectate, equipment is provided and coaching on hand. There's never been a more accessible, fun and exciting way to get into cycle sport. Check out for more information and videos.

Where: Guildhall Sq, Derry~Londonderry

When June 12th 10-6pm, (10-1pm, group bookings and 1-6pm for general public)

Trust Family Cycle

Bike to School Day

When: Wednesday 15 June

Where: All schools

As part of the NW Big Bike Festival, Wednesday 15th of June is Bike to School Day. We are encouraging all school children to take to 2 wheels for all or part of the commute to school.

Why not organise a bike train to school from a designated location – make the journey fun and feel safer in the crowd!

Research has shown that children who exercise before going to school have better concentration in the classroom, when compared to those who don't exercise. Exercises such as cycling or simply walking to school can increase a child's attentiveness according to a Danish study.

Bike to Work Day

When: Friday 17 June

Where: Guild Café, Derry and Alley Theatre, Strabane

If you've ever thought about riding a bicycle to work but need a little extra incentive to give it a try, mark your calendar for Friday 17 June!

As part of The NW Big Bike Fest, we are promoting a Bike to Work day on Friday 17 June – Everyone is encouraged to dust their bikes off and take to two wheels for this special day. To keep you energised on your cycle to work we are providing a free cyclist’s breakfast at the Guild Café in the Guildhall, Derry and the Alley Theatre from 8:15-9:30. Everything from bacon sandwiches to healthy fruit platters and yogurts are on the menu plus tea and coffee.   All cyclists welcome!

Bike Jam in Strabane with 360 Stunt Team

Where: Castle Street, Strabane

When: Saturday 18 June, 12-6pm

The Festival will be closing in jaw-dropping style as riders from the 3SIXTY stunt team ( take over Strabane Town for a unique display of all kinds of ground tricks, aerial jumps, twists & spins all at high speed. This is cycling like you’ve never seen it!

This is an interactive event that encourages crowd participation.  In addition to the showcase events, bikers inspired by the talent on display will have an opportunity to try out some of the new tricks as part of interactive workshops. Free Dr Bike clinics will run throughout the day, so anyone cycling to the event can get their bike checked out. As part of this event free bike hire and all sorts of demo bikes will be on display to encourage people to take to two wheels.

AUDAX Ireland

Truly a cycling endurance event like now other: To cycle the Wild Atlantic Way in 7days and 7 hours!  This is what the over 70 riders from across Ireland and the world are hoping to achieve. The highlight of this event is the symbolic starting and finishing points: Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork and the historic Peace Bridge in Derry~Londonderry.  So come out and cheer on the competitors representing a whole range of countries: Brazil, Canada, America, Australia, England, Ireland, France Germany, Sweden and Hungry.

Where: Peace Bridge, Derry

When: 23 June, Riders start to arrive from 10am and throughout the day.

With special thanks to our sponsors: