May 1, 2018

Over 60 cyclists attended Ireland’s first ever speed cycling event

Over 60 single cyclists set hearts racing at ŠKODA’s first ever ŠPEED DATING cycling event, which took place in Avon Rí, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. The event promised a fun filled day that would help single cyclists kick their dating efforts up a gear, and with a whopping 13 couples ‘matching’ on the day, it’s clear that mingling on two wheels is the way to go!

Muireann O’Connell, ŠKODA ambassador, hosted the official ‘match-making’ ceremony at the BBQ event that followed. Speaking about the event she said “This really is a dating event like no other – and so much fun! The atmosphere is amazing and there’s a great opportunity to meet lots of new people with similar interests, and who knows – maybe one of our matches might end up riding a tandem!”

The 60km cycle around Blessington Lake gave cyclists the chance to get to know each other, all while doing something they love, in beautiful surroundings. After parking the bikes up, participants were treated to some evening entertainment, including a free BBQ for all.

Speaking about the success of the event, Raymond Leddy, Head of Marketing at ŠKODA Ireland, said: “We are thrilled with the turnout at our first ever ŠKODA ŠPEED DATING. Demand was so high for this event that we’re already planning a bigger, better event for Saturday 29th June 2019. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for announcements.”

To see what participants made of the event, check out the official event video here https://youtu.be/Fpi_iC_eA8k

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