Sprocket Rocket Family Festival Returns to Punchestown for Bike Week
Following the success of the 2011 festival the National SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family event returns to Punchestown on the 16th of June 2012, with a guarantee of fun.
Sponsored by SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket is a cycling skills programme aimed at kids aged between 6-11, which is delivered over 8 sessions. To date over 2500 kids have successfully completed Sprocket Rocket, gaining the fundamental cycling skills that will equip them for the future.
The National SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family Festival was introduced in 2011 to give cyclists a chance to try out Sprocket Rocket in a fun environment, where all members of the family can take part.
Along with tackling the 4 Sprocket Rocket skills zones the young cyclists can take part in cycling orienteering, grass track racing and participate in BMX workshops run by the popular urban BMX group Ramp Rage, who will be performing throughout the day.
Cycling Ireland’s new Gearing Up programme will have a “Come and Try” zone, where the more experienced kids get to test themselves on a course similar to that used by youths in top cycling nations like France and Switzerland. The Gearing Up Programme has been introduced to further develop the skills of the cyclist who has graduated from Sprocket Rocket.
See our video from the 2011 festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx0RsS2eU-Y
· Sprocket Rocket Basic Zone: Slalom, balance and braking for beginners
· Sprocket Rocket Advanced Zone: A trickier circuit where kids cycle the plank, do the limbo and much more!
· Cycling Orienteering: Orienteering Ireland come on board to add a bit of adventure
· RampRage: the popular freestyle BMX crew take to the air once more performing stunts and conduct BMX workshops, where the young cyclists sample BMX
· Gearing Up: Our MTB beginner course will have a taster session for the more skilled riders.
· Striders: Striderbikes.ie will be present for the younger toddlers, where kids can try the balance bikes in a Sprocket Rocket skills environment.
· Grass Track Racing: There will be fun grass track racing throughout the day, schedule to be announced!
· Entertainment: Face Painting, Music, and much more!
Date: Saturday 16th June Time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare
Free Admission – just bring your bike!!
For Further Details contact:
Heather Boyle, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 00 353 86 021 1146