Giro d’Italia

Giro d’Italia

Background Information

Details surrounding the event and in relation to road closures are now available for Thursday 8th May – Saturday 10th May.

Giro Festival – Get On Yer Bike!

An eight-day Giro festival: “Get on yer bike!” is running to celebrate Belfast being chosen as the starting point of the Giro d’Italia.

Themes of food, fashion, art, architecture, music and performance have been chosen which have been shaken up and given an Italian and pink twist!

Highlights of the festival include:

  • the Linen Hall Library’s exhibition on the bicycle in Irish literature
  • the Ulster Hall’s programme of Italian-themed movies and cycling talks
  • the Ulster Museum’s discovery zones
  • the Get on yer bike! hub at Cathedral Gardens and Writers’ Square (8 to 10 May)

Keep an eye out for cycling street theatre and all things pink programmed alongside the Festival of Fools (3 to 5 May). And there’s a special performance of The Third Policeman as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (1 to 11 May).

The programme can be downloaded here: Giro Festival; Get On Yer Bike!

Road Closure Details

Road closure information for the Giro will be uploaded (and regularly updated) at:

BCCM would advise businesses and the public to check this website for closure[s] information.

Important Numbers

  • DRD Traffic and Travel:  028 9025 3000
  • PSNI:                                  101
  • Visitor Information:          028 9024 6609

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