National Bike Week 2021


Westmeath Sports Partnership and Westmeath County Council have secured funding from the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism to support cycling events during National Bike Week 2021.

Schools, Clubs, Community Group/ Organization  and Local Businesses are invited to apply for funding to organize their own FREE Bike Week event during Bike Week 2021.

The scale and scope of your National Bike Week event is up to each applicant, however, applications that focus on the following event criteria will be prioritized:

• The event MUST take place during within 12th-18th September 2021
• The Event must be FREE to take part in.
• Fun Cycles (5k, 10k 30k etc)
• Recreational/Leisure Cycling events focusing on including non-club members, the lapsed cyclist, families, beginners etc.
• Slow Bike Races, Cycling Obstacle Courses, Nature Cycles, Cycle to School Days (particularly Wednesday 15th which is COW (Cycling on Wednesdays)), Lunch Time Cycles, Cycling Games and Activities, Cycle To Work.
• Focus on inclusion, non-competitive, community focus, family, local school participation

Interested in organising a Bike Week Event?

Funding Availability:

  • The maximum amounts are available per Club, Community Group & Organization is €500
  • The maximum amounts are available per school is €300
  • The maximum amounts are available per Local Business  is €200

How to Apply

To apply please complete the online application form (linked below). Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st of August at 5.30pm.

The application is online and will take approximately 9 minutes to complete . For the full list of questions see below.


Bike Week Application – list of questions

  1. Q1 – Name of School, Club, Community Group or Organization applying
  2. Q2 – Address
  3. Q3 – Contact person’s name
  4. Q4 – Contact person mobile number
  5. Q5 – Contact person e-mail address
  6. Q6 – Bike week event title
  7. Q7 – Aim of event
  8. Q8 – Event description
  9. Q9 – Event date
  10. Q10 – Event location
  11. Q11 – Event start time
  12. Q12 – Event meeting time and location
  13. Q13 – Who can take part (families, kids , adults )
  14. Q14 – How many participants do you expect
  15. Q15 – Funding request for event
  16. Q16 – Breakdown of event costs
  17. Q17 – Declaration