The Great Mullingar Turbo Cycle Challenge

The Great Mullingar Turbo Cycle Challenge will take place from Sunday the 13th of June to Sunday the 20th of June (excluding Wednesday the 16th of June) as part of Destination Sport and National Bike Week. It challenges the people of Mullingar to cycle as many kilometres as possible in a week and we are delighted to invite you and/or your organisation to participate. The challenge is a fun, free event for cyclists of all capabilities.

Bike Week IrelandHow does it work?

The challenge will involve turbo bicycles which are basically racing bikes with their wheels elevated off the ground in order to remain stationary. The distance recorded and displayed on a small digital screen on the bike by each person/team taking part in the event will add to the cumulative distance travelled by everyone taking part. At the end of the week we will discover how many kilometres the people of Mullingar have cycled during the week. The challenge for the people of Mullingar is to cycle 2000 km.

Will you rise to the challenge?

We would like to promote healthy competition between teams. If your organisation wants to enter several teams why not have them compete side by side over the same hour. Or perhaps compete against rival businesses or clubs during, for instance a hotel hour, a factory hour, a GAA club hour etc.

The event will run from 4pm – 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 3pm – 5pm on Sundays and will take place at the following venues:

  • Sunday 13th June: Market Square Plaza
  • Monday 14th June: Fairgreen shopping centre
  • Tuesday 15th June: Tesco shopping centre
  • Thursday 17th June: Market Square Plaza
  • Friday 18th June: Plaza outside the Town Park
  • Saturday 19th June: Harbour Place shopping centre
  • Sunday 20th June: Dominick Square Plaza

How do you get involved?

In order to take part you can either form a team of three or do so individually. All you need to do is e-mail or phone Daryl (contact information below) and book a time slot. Each team or individual will be allocated a bicycle and it is up to the team/individual to complete as many kilometres as possible during the allocated time slot. In terms of teams, each team member must complete approximately the same amount of time (e.g. in a team of three, for one hour, each member will complete approximately twenty minutes).

If you haven’t booked your time slot and are passing by and want to get involved, you can book a time to suit you, come back prepared and away you go! All contributions will be recorded and added to the cumulative distance.

Still not excited??

As an added incentive there will be prizes up for grabs for the:

  • Male team that cycles the most kilometres
  • Female team that cycles the most kilometres
  • Junior (U16) male team that cycles the most kilometres
  • Junior (U16) female team that cycles the most kilometres
  • Individual who cycles the most kilometres
  • Mixed team that cycles the most kilometres

Through the combined efforts of teams and individuals, the challenge is to see how far the people of Mullingar can cycle in the week of Destination Sport. You don’t want to miss it!!

Contact information:

If interested please:

  • call Daryl at 044 93 32170
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