Learn about history of bicycle transport as part of Bike Week…

first_imgRoisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick TAKE a trip down memory lane to learn more about the history of one of our greenest modes of transport the Bicycle as part of this year’s Bike Week thanks to Limerick Green Leaf City 2020.This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of one of our oldest modes of transport and get a glimpse at some of the bicycles of yonder years, like an 1889 Penny Farthing!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up See the Irish made Bicycle used in the Michael Collins Movie!The central part of the exhibition focuses on the history of the bicycle itself, from the initial concept sketch produced by a student of Leonardo da Vinci back in the mid 1400’s ,yet the first bicycle would not be made for another 300 years or so.Check out this exciting window exhibition from Monday to Friday 21 – 25 September 2020 at the Workbench, Bank of Ireland, O’Connell St, Limerick, which is brought to you by Limerick Green Leaf City 2020.For more information about European Green Leaf events, log on to Limerick.ie/European-Green-Leaf-City #EGLALimerick2020 #EGLA2020.The exhibition is part of a series of events taking place around Limerick to mark Bike Week which takes place between 19-27 September.Included are:Lough Gur Cycle of Life: 20 September 2020Enjoy a leisurely cycle to Lough Gur lakefront from Holycross. This route was recently upgraded to a shared space for everyone to enjoy. Free but booking essentialCycling Selfie Photo Competition: 19 – 27 September 2020If you’re out and about on your bike during Bike Week 2020, Post a photo on Twitter of you cycling, a selfie with your bike or your bike in a scenic location in Limerick, and use the hashtag #LimerickBikeWeek for your chance to win a €50 voucher to spend at your local bike shop.Free Minor Bike Fixes and Repairs: 19 and 26 SeptA Bike Mechanic will be available at the Parkway Shopping Centre, Limerick on Saturday 19 September between 10.30am and 1pm and Mungret Park, Mungret between 2pm and 4.30pm. Cyclists can bring along their bike for a free bike check and minor fixes/ repairs.A mobile bike repair mechanic service will be at the Murroe Wood Park, Murroe, Co. Limerick, carrying out free bike checks and minor repairs on Saturday 19 September between 11am and 1pm.A Bike Mechanic will be available at the People’s Park, Pery Square on Saturday 26 September between 10.30am and 1pm and in Castletroy Neighbourhood Park between 2pm and 4.30pm. Again, cyclists can bring along their bike for a free bike check and minor fixes/ repairs.CyclocrossCyclocross Coaching at Limerick Racecourse with Greenmount Cycling Academy on Sunday 27 September from 10am – 5pm. Open to youths and adults. Participants must sign up in advanceBallyhoura Introduction to Mountain BikingBallyhoura Development is hosting an adult Introduction to Mountain Biking on Monday 21 September from 10am – 12pm at Ballyhoura Trailhead, Glenosheen Woods, Co. Limerick. Participants must sign up in advance on EventbriteInclusive CyclingDown Syndrome Limerick is hosting an Inclusive Cycling Event at Limerick Racecourse commencing 23 September. Members only event.Cycling for All Abilities workshop hosted by St. Gabriel’s Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick. The event will take place on Friday 25 September and will encourage and enable children with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in Bike Week. Participation in the event will be restricted to the children with disabilities who attend St. Gabriel’s Centre.Due to Covid-19 guidelines in operation during the planning phase of Bike Week, no mass participation events have been organised by Limerick City and County Council. However why not get your bike out and cycle around your locality. It might lead to even longer cycles!For more information about events check Limerick.ie here, or bikeweek.ie. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Email TAGSBike Week 2020Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Facebook Linkedincenter_img Advertisement Previous article56 patients waiting for beds at UHLNext articleIrish Female Artists pave the way for their European counterparts, with the support of LSAD & the [email protected] Programme. Meghann Scully LimerickNewsLearn about history of bicycle transport as part of Bike Week 2020By Meghann Scully – September 21, 2020 72 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Chasing history! – Portmore hunting RSPL record

first_imgNever in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.last_img read more

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