Launch of Sligo Summer Cycling
Sligo Cycling Campaign is delighted with the turn-out on Wednesday evening, May 19th for the virtual launch of their website, www.sigocyclingcampaign.ie and of their #SligoSummerCycling initiative.
Representatives from Sligo Tidy Towns, Sligo PPN, Sligo County Council, Institute of Technology Sligo, Sligo Greenway Co-op, Innisfree Wheelers Strandhill Cycle Bus along with campaign members and the general public all came along to show their support for active mobility in Sligo. There were a number of apologies from people unable to attend including Councillor Donal Gilroy, Chair of Sligo Council’s Infrastructure and Environment SPC.
Minister of State for Public Health Well Being and National Drug Strategy, Frank Feighan TD kindly agreed to launch the Summer Cycling initiative.
Minister Feighan said he was delighted to launch the Sligo Summer Initiative. He recently took to his bike to cycle to school with children on the Strandhill CycleBus and saw firsthand how energised, happy and chatty the children were arriving at school. Acknowledging the efforts of Principal Fogarty, the parents and volunteers of the cycle bus he said how enjoyable he found cycling with his own children and is looking forward to taking more trips on his bike.
According to Gemma Woods PRO of Sligo Cycling Campaign “This initiative asks people to exchange a car trip for a bike trip once a week and to post a photo of themselves on Social Media using the hashtag #SligoSummerCycling and tagging Sligo Cycling Campaign.
Alternatively, photos may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website” “Summer is a great time to try something new” said Woods “and a bike trip instead of a car trip is very much in keeping with the idea of an Outdoor Summer.
We ask people get on the bike to cycle to school or work, to the library, the café, the pharmacy. If anyone who has not cycled in a while would like support, they should contact us and we can arrange to buddy them for that first trip”.
Nessa Cosgrove, Campaign secretary stated “We realise that not everybody has a bike and we are delighted that later in the summer Jarlath Gantly plans to bring a bike rental to Sligo under the CoMotion Brand”
Sligo Cycling Campaign is looking forward to seeing lots of photos soon of #SligoSummerCycling!