HER Outdoors Week, an initiative by Sport Ireland, taking place from 14th – 20th August is an opportunity to re-ignite and re-introduce females to the outdoors. “FIND YOUR OUTDOORS” will inspire, educate, and encourage more females to get out into the great outdoors. We want them to embrace the elements, immerse themselves in nature and most importantly have fun!
This is the third year Sport Ireland have run this initiative to celebrate and encourage more women and girls in the outdoors. This campaign looks to empower females to find what the outdoors means to them by redefining the perception of outdoor sport whilst evoking the excitement that comes with discovering the outdoors.
We are delighted to announce, with thanks to funding from Sport Ireland, we are teaming up with Canoeing Ireland to pilot a new programme “Bike & Boat”
“Bike & Boat” is an opportunity to experience Kayaking and Mountain Biking alongside other women. The event is for ages 15+ and is suited towards those who have no experience, or some experience in the activities.
These programmes are subsidised by Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland and cost just €15 per programme, with all equipment provided!
Check out the links below for more info and how to book and keep an eye on this page and social media for more venues to be confirmed.
Bike & Boat, Co. Wexford - Register here
Bike & Boat, Co Donegal - Register here
If you have any questions please contact Emer: email@example.com
If your club/cycling organisation would like to organise an event and would like it to feature on this webpage please complete the following form.
If you would also like to promote your event on Sport Ireland's interactive map please complete the information required here.
If you are running a social spin, or "come and try" sessions, the three free spin rule will apply (in the case those attending are new and have not availed of the three free spins previously).
You will need to complete an indemnity form if you're organising an event which is taking part on private property. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for indemnity requests.
If you would like to create an eventmaster link for your event please email email@example.com
When posting to social, please tag @CyclingIreland and @SportIreland and include the hashtags #FindYourOutdoors (this must be included in all posts) Optional hashtags which can be used also; #HEROutdoorsWeek #itsnotarace
All clubs will receive an email regarding various opportunities available, if haven’t received an email and would like to know the options available to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|15th||18:00 - 20:00||Bike & Boat||Shielbaggan OEC, Ramsgrange, Co Wexford||Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland||Try out Kayaking and Mountain Biking together. Kayaking on the 15th, mountain biking on the 17th.||Here|
|15th||18:00 - 20:30||Bike & Boat||Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Co. Donegal||Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland||Try out Kayaking and Mountain Biking together. Mountain biking on the 15th, Kayaking on the 17th||Here|
|15th||18:00 - 20:30||Bike & Boat||Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Co. Donegal||Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland||Try out Kayaking and Mountain Biking together. Kayaking on the 15th, mountain biking on the 17th.||Here|
|15th||18:30||Intro to BMX||Ormeau Park Ozone Complex||Belfast City BMX Club||Introduction to BMX for women. Bring a helmet and gloves||Message club on social media. Facebook|
|16th||19:00||Social Spin||Crescent Quay, Wexford Town||Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club||20km spin easy pace. Participants will be treated to an ice cream at the halfway mark.||No booking required. Wexford Wheelers Facebook|
|16th||14:00 - 17:00||Mountain Biking||Glencullen Adventure Park||The GAP||Bike rental and uplifts (€30) or Bike rental and pedal pass (€20)||Email email@example.com|
|17th||18:00 - 20:00||Mountain Biking||Shielbaggan OEC, Ramsgrange, Co Wexford||Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland||Mountain Biking session suitable for beginners or those with limited experience||Here|
|17th||19:00||MTB social spin||Coolaney MTB Trail Centre, Sligo||Northwest MTB||Suitable for beginner and intermediate riders over 16 yrs||Email: Nwmtbirl@gmail.com|
|17th||18:00 - 21:00||Mountain Biking||Glencullen Adventure Park||The Gap||Bike rental and beginner coaching (€20)||Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|18th||14:00 - 17:00||Mountain Biking||Glencullen Adventure Park||The Gap||Bike rental and uplifts (€30) or Bike rental and pedal pass (€20) ||Email email@example.com|
|19th||10:00 - 15:00||Bike & Boat||Shielbaggan OEC, Ramsgrange, Co Wexford||Canoeing Ireland & Cycling Ireland||Try out Kayaking and Mountain Biking together.||Here|
|19th||13:00 - 15:00||Come & Try BMX Racing||Lucan BMX Club, St. Catherines Park, Fingal||Lucan BMX Club||Everyone welcome from 5 to 50 years to come have a go. No booking required. Wear long trousers and sleeves. Bikes and helmets available.||No booking required. Lucan BMX Club Facebook|