Cycling Ireland has partnered with AXA Insurance to create AXA Community Bike Rides, an exciting new programme that inspires people all over the Republic of Ireland andNorthern Ireland to get out on their bikes.

AXA Community Bike Rides are free social leisure rides for adults of all ages and abilities. A trained Ride Leader will ensure your cycle is both safe and enjoyable.Participants can choose from ‘Easy Going’ or ‘Challenging’ rides meaning there is a distance and pace to suit everyone.

Participants can earn free rewards when they take part in AXA Community Bike Rides. Rewards include buffs, water bottles and technical t-shirts and you can claim your first reward after just 10 rides.

Speaking about the programme Matt McKerrow, Cycling Ireland CEO commented: “AXA Community Bike Rides are a fantastic way for new and returning cyclists to enjoy the sport in a safe and supportive environment. We are looking forward to working with AXA to grow the AXA Community Bike Rides programme over the next 3 years and inspire even more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling.”

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AXA Insurance dac CEO, Philip Bradley said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Cycling Ireland to support local communities. AXA Community Bike Rides was developed with the purpose of inspiring people all over Ireland to get on their bikes and enjoy a healthier and better life. This local, free programme gives people the opportunity to get regular exercise in a safe and controlled environment, where the group are there to help and support each other.”

AXA Community Bike Rides participant, Dermot Gaynor is encouraging people to sign up for a local ride: “It’s great fun and a fantastic way to get regular exercise. You don’t have to be an accomplished cyclist to join in, once you are comfortable on the bike you will enjoy it.

The great thing about AXA Community Bike Rides is that you are looked after by the Ride Leader, you never feel like you’re not able for it and you make lots of new friends.”


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