If you have a bike, are single and fancy some speedy dating, this is for you, writes Trish Whelan.
Skoda is hosting their first speed dating cycling event on Saturday 30 June from 8.30am in Avon Ri Hotel, Blessington, Co Wicklow. From those who cycle for fun, to the hard-core committed - you’re sure to find someone that rings your bell!
Hosted by Skoda ambassador, Muireann O’Connell, the event is the first of its kind in Ireland and gives single cyclists the chance to kick their dating efforts up a gear. The 60km cycle around Blessington Lake gives single cyclists the chance to meet likeminded men and women with shared interests.
There will be two lines of cyclists, males on one side and females on the other. The (bicycle) bell will ring every 3 to 4 minutes, at which point the front cyclist on the right hand side will drop to the back, and all other cyclists move up a place.
To register for the event, visit http://www.skoda.ie/speeddating. The cost of entry is €40 and includes a Rider’s Pack containing an individual race number, cycling jersey, a range of Skoda cycling merchandise and some entertainment including a free BBQ for all participants when the cycling is done and dusted.
There’s a link between the Czech car maker as we know it and bikes as the brand began producing bicycles in 1895 followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.