Bike Week 2021 is here and it runs (or should that be cycles!?) from Sunday, 12 September until Saturday, 18 September.

Bike Week is an initiative of the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority with local authorities, local sports partnerships and community groups organising events in every county.

We want you to get involved. Why not cycle to school or work or spend the weekend cruising along one the Greenways around the country?

It's not the Tour de France, so there is no need to worry if you are clocking up serious kms, it's all about getting out there and giving it a go!

Click here to see what is happening near you on the NTA website!

And check out this RTÉ News story on a cycle bus in Limerick from last year.

We really want to get schools and students involved too. Green-Schools Ireland have lots planned and their big day is Wednesday, 15 September - it's National COW Day!

It's nothing to do with animals, it's short for Cycle on Wednesday and they want you to make your own cycle bus and head off the school.

You can find out how to register how many took part and see what other events and initiatives are happening this week for schools - Green-Schools Bike Week

AND you can download Bike Week posters for your classroom here: English / Gaeilge

Cycling Ireland also have a great competition that anyone can enter. It's the For Each & For All Bike Week Challenge

To be in with a chance of winning some amazing spot prizes, register and log your rides!

Click here for more information!

No matter what bike you use, your ability, what experience you have or what your preferred discipline is you can take part in the challenge

To help you stay safe on the roads check out these tips from the Road Safety Authority HERE!

Don't forget to use #BikeWeek on social media and tag RTÉ News too if you are doing something cool!