Apologies error with access on google link posted. Please go to theOperation Transportation Page to see all the pictures from Sunday – there are 4 albums, Getting ready, Facepainting & Blinging, Cycle through the city & Marina & Picnic Activities.
CEF would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this another successful Rebel Pedal. We thanks the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Clancy for taking time out of her day to set the cyclists off. We appreciate the significant assistance and support form An Garda Siochana, Cork City Council, Cork Sports Partnership, Green Schools and the St. John’s Ambulance.We would like to thank The Bike Shed, Victoria Cross Cycles and City View Wheels for sponsoring prizes.
Thanks to the Cork Academy of Music who went down a treat with the post pedal picnicers and to Will Flanaghan for a most entertaining show. To Louise and Niamh for the non-stop facepainting & to all who helped with blinging bikes! We appreciate the vendors Pompeii Pizza, Clonakilty Ice Cream and Bean & Gone who supplied the refreshments.
To Andy for the pictures and to the other press photographers who covered the event.
Lastly but most importantly to all the people who participated and made this a successful event, we should be able to build a more critical mass of cyclists in the city so for next year encourage friends, family and others to come along as it is important that bikes are given their place as a medium of travel on the city streets
A special thanks to all our volunteer stewards without whom the event could not take place.
Registration commences from 11am at the Grand Parade with the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Clancy seeing the cycle parade off at 12pm.
There will be some facepainting and blinging of bikes during registration. There is also a promise from Chameleon of a Random Act of Beauty to be bestowed on all participants, so be prepared!! A limited number of Rebel Pedal bags with some treats and hi-vis vests will be given out, do come & register early.
The cycle will take in the South Mall continuing down the quays then making its way back to the South Mall via Washington Street with the final leg going down Centre Park Road and ending at the Marina with a post pedal picnic near the Atlantic Pond -see full details following. There will also be a raffle with prizes from some of the bike shops.
This year’s European Mobility Week slogan, “Clean air – it’s your move!”, reflects the power that citizens have to clean up air quality through their mobility choices. It is a reminder that we all have a part to play, and that even small changes, such as commuting by bicycle rather than taking the car, opting for public transport, or choosing to walk, can enhance our quality of life.
As always we appreciate the assistance and support form An Garda Siochana, Cork City Council, Cork Sports Partnership, RSA (for the hi-vis), the Bicycle outlets who donate prizes and the St. John’s Ambulance. A special thanks to all our volunteer stewards without who the event could not take place.
Do come and join us and we do encourage fancy dress and general exhuberance!
It’s Rebel Pedal time again. Hopefully the sun will shine and we encourage you to come along and enjoy the sights and sounds of our lovely city on a bike! Anyone and everyone is welcome on the cycle – experienced cyclists and those who will dig out an old bike from the garage or borrow one.
One proviso is that children would be able and comfortable cycling without stabilisers. The Gardai also recommend that helmets be worn.
Registration commences from 11am at the Grand Parade with the cycle leaving at 12pm.
The fun cycle around the city will be followed by the traditional picnic at the Atlantic Pond. This year the musical entertainment will be provided by the Cork Academy of Music with an eclectic mix for all tastes. There will be workshops and facepainting, a special show from Monsieur Gusto as well as refreshments from the Pompeii Pizza, Clonakilty Ice Cream and beverages from Bean & Gone. There will be more details and a number of reminders about the event but check out the website and the Operation Transportation Facebook page for updates.
As in previous years we are supported by An Garda Siochana, Cork City Council and Cork Sports Partnership in running this event. We also very much appreciate the participation of the St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Responders.