Rebel Pedal 2014
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 Lord Mayor, seeing the cycle parade off at 12pm.
There will be some facepainting and blinging of bikes during registration. A limited number of Rebel Pedal bags with some treats and hi-vis vests will be given out, do come & register early.
The 6.15 km cycle will take in a range of city streets commencing from the Grand Parade and heading down the South Mall continuing along the quays, taking in some of the new cycle path on Pope’s Quay then making its way back to the South Mall via South Main street and 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.
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 Good Rain with an eclectic mix for all tastes. There will be workshops and facepainting as well as refreshments from the unique EcoBus Café and delicious ice cream form the Natural Foods Bakery ice-cream bike! Do bring along games, frisbees and balls to play with.
There will be more details and a number of reminders about the event but check out the website www.cef.ie and the Operation Transportation Facebook page www.facebook.com/operationtransportation for updates.
There will also be a raffle with prizes kindly donated from some of the bike shops.
Cork’s largest and most iconic Family Fun Cycle through the city, the Rebel Pedal marks the seasonal end to the family and fun orientated cycling events with an emphasis on cycling as a sustainable means of transport, including Mix Your Mode in March, Bike Week in June and the Cycling Festival in July.
The event has been a regular feature since 2000, originally set-up as an event to highlight European Car Free Day it evolved in support of European Mobility week. This year’s European Mobility Week slogan, “Our streets, our choice!, reflects the fact that our streets are there to be used by us all and with respect to our mobility choices. It is a reminder that we all have a choice, and that 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 and bring more vibrancy to our streets.
& Part of the Peoples Climate March
Link to the CEF event on Avaaz: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/climate/Peoples_Climate_March_136
Sign the petition to World Leaders:
Dream the Future
Marion McCartneyorganiser of the “Dream the Future” arts project – which focuses on collecting people’s visions for a positive future happens to be visiting Cork and will have a Pop Up stand and will hopefully be able to collect some visions of a positive future from Cork. Please go along and contribute your dream of the future. More information on Dream the Future.
Do come and join us and we do encourage fancy dress and general exuberance!
As always we appreciate the assistance and support form An Garda Siochana, Cork City Council, Cork Sports Partnership, the St. John’s Ambulance and the Bicycle outlets who donate prizes. A special thanks to all our volunteer stewards without whom the event could not take place.