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Streetvelodrome brings 2 days of FREE family entertainment to Smithfield Square

Dublin City Council presents StreetVelodrome Dublin City, as part of National Bike Week 2017, on Sunday 11th June and Monday 12th June in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free 2-day family friendly event will include live entertainment, pumping music, kids activities, special guest appearances and great cycle sport entertainment!

On Sunday 11th June, Dublin will host the first round of the Viking StreetVelodrome Series, a touring competition which sees professional riders competing for gold, silver and bronze medals at events held across the UK and Ireland. Spectators are encouraged to come along and cheer on Team Dublin in the professional race at 2pm. Amateur cyclists of all ages are also invited to participate in competitions running throughout the day. These races are FREE to participate in, with equipment and professional coaching provided, but as there are a limited number of spaces available they will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day.

This televised race day in Smithfield Square will be accompanied by family entertainment including face painting, balloon modelling and a cycling village where cyclists can pick up bike care tips. The Wobbly Circus’ colourful street performers will also be showing off their cycling skills on penny farthings and unicycles.

On Monday 12th June, StreetVelodrome Dublin City will be open to schools and the general public. Cycling enthusiasts are invited to come along to Smithfield Square and test out their skills on the velodrome which will be open from 3pm to 6pm - no booking required! Bikes, helmets and professional coaching will all be provided.

Event Schedule:

Sunday 11 June - Race Day

09:00    Race Registration opens

There are a limited number of spaces available on all amateur races. They will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day so it is advised to register early on the day.

09:30     Amateur Rider Racing - 16+ year olds

Win your place at the SuperFinals in London. Free bike and helmet loan, free pro rider coaching. Qualifying time trials followed by a head to head final. Medals for all qualifying riders.

11:00     DeNovo NexGen Series - 12 - 15 year olds

Free bike and helmet loan, free pro rider coaching. Qualifying time trials followed by a head to head final. Medals for all qualifing riders.

12:00     Pro Team Qualification Race

13:00     DeNovo Sharks v Tigers - 3 - 11 year olds

Free bike and helmet loan, free pro rider coaching. Practice laps followed by a fun head to head race representing either the Sharks or the Tigers. Participation medals for all competitors.

14:00     StreetVelodrome Series Professional Race

16:00     Event Closes

Monday 12 June – Schools & Public Access

10:00        Event Opens

11:00 – 15:00    Schools Access

15:00 - 18:00    Track Open for Public Access Session – walk up registration

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StreetVelodromeDublin/           

Twitter: @DublinVelodrome                      

For further details on the Viking StreetVelodrome Series visit www.streetvelodrome.co.uk/dublin

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