AXA Community Bike Rides is a partnership between AXA Insurance Dac and Cycling Ireland to inspire people all over the country to get out on their bikes to take part in free social/leisure safe cycle rides that are open to all adults of all ages who might be looking for a reason to get out for some healthy exercise and to socialise in a small local group.

The rides are lead by a fully trained, insured and vetted volunteer ride leader on pre-planned routes

Anyone wishing to participate can do so by registering online at www.axacommunitybikerides.com

Each local ride is posted on the website and, once registered, its just a matter of turning up at the start location with a roadworthy bike and helmet.

My weekly rides are pre-planned and alternate on a number of routes around Cashel and on the Suir Blueway Tipperary, and an important part of each ride is a social coffee stop either during the ride.

Cashel rides depart from the Plaza on Main Street and the Suir Blueway ride from the Gashouse Bridge, Clonmel.