National Bike Week at St Francis NS

This weekend marks the launch of National Bike Week in Ireland and we plan to celebrate with activities and fun on the theme of cycling.  We encourage all pupils and their families to please get involved.  Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year (the dates for this year are 9th-17th June) with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.  For more information on National Bike Week Events throughout the country please visit the Bike Week Website


Sunday 10th June – Learn 2 Cycle for Children from 1st – 3rd class

Venue: Blackrock Community Centre

This event, kindly hosted by Louth Local Schools Partnership, is for selected pupils from St Francis NS and will run from 10.30-11.15am.


Monday 11th June – Cycle Skills Workshop

Venue: St Francis NS, School Grounds

This Cycling Skills workshop will take place on the school grounds for pupils from 3rd class to 6th classes, kindly facilitated by Sorcha Brophy from An Taisce.  (bicycle and helmet required)


Wednesday 13th of June – National COW day

Although we promote WOW (Walk on Wednesday) and COW (Cycle on Wednesday) throughout the year, we are asking everyone to make an extra effort to Cycle to School on Wednesday 13th.  We will be holding a “BLING YOUR BIKE” event for anyone who wants to customize and bling up their bike!  We hope to take a school photo of all our cyclists and their bikes – and there might even be a few prizes for pupils who go the extra mile!