Great Dublin Bike Ride reaching capacity
Around 5,000 people expected to line Dublin streets this Saturday
Published 07/09/2016 | 14:43
If you'd like to be one of the 5,000 people set to take part in this year's Great Dublin Bike Ride, then you'd better hurry, as it's about to sell out.
The event, now in its second year, will set out from Smithfield at 8am this Sunday.
The 100km race begins at 8am while those taking part in the 60km event will push off at 8.15am.
Cyclist of all abilities will take in some iconic Dublin landmarks, with the opportunity of two scenic routes.
So far, 40% of participants have registered for the more leisurely 60km route, which passes through Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Malahide and Swords.
The remaining cyclists will take part in the slightly more strenuous 100km cycle that wraps around Ballyboughal, Naul, and Garristown.
People of all ages and abilities were encouraged to take part by Dublin's Deputy Lord Mayor Rebecca Moynihan.
"As a keen cyclist, I am really looking forward to taking part in this fun event. This event provides a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get active and to showcase Dublin as a cycle friendly city," she said.
To register for the event, visit its website here.