Community Bike Rides

Take part in a healthy, social and safe group ride with a trained Ride Leader and join our growing community. Community Bike Rides are free and easy to join. This island wide initiative is accessible to adults 18yrs+. Whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced cyclist, if you are looking to connect with others in your area, this community has something for you.

Group Rides are led by trained and vetted volunteer leaders, with a maximum of 8 places per ride. These are social rides which may include a refreshment stop during or at the end of the ride so people have an opportunity to connect with those in their community. Individuals can explore the Link My Ride app to search for rides in their area. 

You just need a roadworthy bike and helmet.


  • Benefits of joining a ride
    • Increase your physical activity 
    • Join a social network
    • Gain confidence and competence
  • Benefits of becoming a leader
    • Get free training and insurance cover when you plan and lead 10 or more rides each year
    • Learn how to plan and facilitate safe rides
    • Learn how to provide positive and enjoyable experiences for all your participants
    • Plan and organise rides in a hassle-free way through the Link My Ride app 
    • Promote and market your rides locally
    • Have access to ongoing support from Cycling Ireland to organise and promote your location
  • Requirements to become a leader
    • Over 18 years of age
    • Have the fitness level to ride for approximately 20km
    • Comfortable cycling in group formation in close proximity to other riders
    • Comfortable cycling on busy roads in close proximity to traffic
    • Can comfortably cycle in a straight line for 10 metres with either hand off the handlebars
    • Able to ride in a straight line whilst looking over either shoulder
    • Have a roadworthy bike and helmet
    • Aware of the basic laws pertaining to cycling on the road
    • Attend a one-day Community Bike Ride Leader course
    • Complete the vetting process as required