Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2021

Bulfin Heritage Cycle Back On The Road.

After much deliberation, which included changing our minds on several occasions over the course of the last few months; our committee have finally decided to hold a much-reduced Bulfin Heritage Cycle this year.
Originally the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally was to be held on Saturday August 21st, as part of our National Heritage Week of events, but will now take place on Saturday August 28th. After discussions with Met Eirinn we decided to postpone the event for one week, due to the forecast of extremely wet conditions. The wellbeing and safety of our cyclists is of paramount importance to us, and the decision was made with this in mind.
The event will be for One Day only, as opposed to our usual two days, and will be 100% outdoors.
Unfortunately, with all  things considered, in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, this year’s heritage cycle will be confined to just 20 cyclists. These will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
We do realise that this may lead to disappointment for some, as our events have been so well attended in the past. This is always greatly appreciated, and we truly would love to accommodate everyone, but unfortunately it is outside our control.
In the event of numbers over and above our quota, a waiting list will apply. Next year, like everyone else we hope for a return to normality, and a fully fledged Bulfin Heritage Cycle!
The cost for this all-inclusive event is €60 per cyclist.
On the road in 2019

Event Ethos

In keeping with the ethos of the event, the use of High Nelly bikes or their modern  equivalent is encouraged. Also, as in other years, the wearing of vintage costume attire is expected.
It is important to point out that our decisions are based on public health issues, at this time and these (public health issues) will determine our decisions as we move forward towards our event date.
Therefore, we do hope that you will have an understanding of our position in the matter of any disappointments experienced, in relation to your participation in our event this year.
Also the Draft Itinerary of our event may be subject to change as we proceed with detailed arrangements.
You can register your interest to participate in this year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally,  by emailing durrow.doings@gmail.comor by phone on 086 869 4691.
Group of vintage Bikes outside St. Fintans Well in Co. Laois
Bulfin bikes outside St. Fintan's Well, Co. Laois
Ready to hit the road in 2019
Mary Bulfin at the 2019 event! (Wm. Bulfin's descendant)
Meandering Monks & Medieval Miles in 2019
Group of vintage cyclists leaving Kilkenny castle in 2019
The Bulfin Heritage cyclists leaving Kilkenny castle in 2019