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Irish Cycling Show official fan park of Giro d’Italia!

07/05/2014

2nd May

For Immediate release

 

Irish Cycling Show official fan park of Giro d’Italia!

 

The Irish Cycling Show has moved the exhibition this year to be part of the Dublin leg of the Giro d”Italia. Now in it’s third year the show will take place inside Merrion Square Park on the 10th and 11th May 2014.

 

Mara Media the organisers of The Irish Cycling Show are expecting this to be the biggest show yet with top names such as Chain Reaction, Rapha/Team Sky, Trek and many more exhibiting at the show.

 

This is a unique event for Ireland with the Giro d’Italia only taking place outside of Italy 10 times since 1909, thus creating a festival atmosphere along the route and at the finish line in Dublin. This will be a great family weekend with events running for all ages.

 

Dublin City Council are holding a family entertainment zone in the west of the park over the weekend from 1pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. The zone will be a fusion of fun and interactive elements aimed at families, including a fancy dress competition with spot prizes for best use of pink. Other events include “Cycle Circus”, face painting, Live Band Stage, food concessions and make your own smoothie among others.

 

Women on Wheels - the first women only cycle to happen in Ireland.

One4all Women on Wheels with Oxfam is a very manageable, fun 22km cycle that will cycle the final leg of the Giro d’Italia cycle route taking place on Saturday May 10th 2014 at 8:30am, starting at Merrion Square – registration fee €25. All information is available at their website here

 

The official finish of the race will take place at approximately 4.30pm on Sunday 11th May at Merrion Square West outside government buildings with TV crews, radio and press reaching over 170 countries.  A 90 vehicle promotional caravan will precede the race, approximately 90 minutes ahead of the peleton, handing out promotional items along the route.

 

The race will be broadcast live on the Dublin City Council / An Post big screen to be located at South East corner of Merrion Square. 

 

An Post is delighted to be part of the Irish Cycling Show, now in its third year and biggest event to date.  For everyone involved in cycling - be it as a sponsor, a small business or a cycling club, this is a great chance show the contribution cycling makes as a sport and to our economy as well as adding to the social fabric of family and community life, through leisure cycling , charity cycles and club racing. An Post Cycle Series and An Post Rás are part of this success, we look forward to a busy show and a great weekend of cycling.”

 

The Irish Cycling Show is the perfect showcase for a business in the cycling industry and is set to be the highlight of the year for exhibitors and consumers alike. With a later calendar slot this year, the event will capture consumer attention as the country is focused on cycling and the Giro d’Italia race, with keen customers looking forward to the summer months ahead.

 

Entry is FREE to the park both days for visitors and is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

See here for a full list of exhibitors.

 

Contact Details

Hugh Bonner                         +353 86 8239607

hugh@maramedia.ie

 

Grace                          +353 87 6848586

grace@maramedia.ie

 

T: +353(0)74 9548936 / 9548935

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