Navan Cycling Initiative is teaming up with our friends Wild About Navan to celebrate Water Heritage Day
As part of Water Heritage Day 2023, we are hosting a relaxed bike ride on Sunday 20 August where you will learn about the geodiversity of the Boyne valley. Run in collaboration with Wild About Navan, the event will feature expert guide Dr. Robbie Meehan to discuss the geodiversity and history along points of interest on the Boyne.
This event is for reasonably confident and competent cyclists. If you have not been on the bike for a while you will be very welcome. We will cycle at a leisurely pace that is conducive to chat and we will be stopping mid-way for coffee/ice cream, and our guide will give short talks at points of interest.
The outbound route is on the Boyne Road. Please note there will not be stewarding/marshalling at junctions. The return route to Navan is by the Boyne Canal tow-path.
This event is organised by Navan Cycling Initiative in collaboration with Wild About Navan to celebrate Water Heritage Day. A number of other events are being organised throughout the day, including the Big Boyne clean-up along the Ramparts, and a Ramparts riverside nature walk! For more check out Wild About Navan on Facebook.
Who can Participate?
The event is open to adults and teenagers. For the safety and health of everyone involved, we have some rules:
- We encourage participants to wear a helmet
- Under18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
- Younger children may participate as passengers on parent/guardian’s bike
- All bikes must be roadworthy. Check brakes, tyres etc. before setting out. How to check bike
- Follow instructions of Marshals & Gardaí
On the public road
- We will cycle as a tight group – maximum 2 abreast
- Obey the Rules of the Road
On the Boyne Canal tow-path
- Be Courteous, Share the Trail & Keep Left
- Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
- Communicate Before Passing
- Pass on the Right