#Allocate4Cycling - ending the silence from the minister of transport
Cycling for Health
Stay in Shape in the Saddle! We know it keeps you fit - but did you know that cycling also helps build brain cells and releases ‘happy’ endorphins?
Dublin Cycling Campaign is one of many cycle advocacy groups making up the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Cyclist.ie. This Saturday 12th March these groups are coming together for the first all island meeting of 2016. There will be representatives from all 4 corners of our island. For cycling advocates there are many interesting topics on the table, including:
Back in December, just days before the historic COP21 Paris Agreement, Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie attended a forum hosted by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to explore the Opportunities and Challenges for Climate Mitigation in the Irish Transport Sector.
On Sunday 29 November, we took part in the People’s Climate March in Dublin which was organised by Stop Climate Chaos. This was just before the UN’s COP21 conference in Paris, which for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Saturday 20th June @ 1pm to 5pm.
‘Pedal in the Park’ takes place for the 6th successive year with literally ‘something for everyone!’ There will be a full tented village with food stalls, bike checks, bike rides, stunt bikes, bike polo, bike treasure hunt, kids Sprocket Rocket cycle training, another ‘Meet the Fawns’ bike tour, great prizes and much, much more!
BIKE TOUR: Friday 19th June @18.30- For something completely different why not ‘pair up’ with a new friend on the ‘Singles Speed’ tour! Come along and enjoy a leisurely cycle and chat in the wonderful surrounds of the Phoenix Park, and meet new friends!
CYCLING CINEMA: Wheel2Reel 5 - cycling themed movie starting 20.00 - Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park
BIKE TOUR: Wednesday 17th June @18.30 - Terry Moore, Phoenix Park Deer Ranger will lead the hugely popular ‘Meet the Fawns’ bike tour. During this period when deer fawns are now being born, see the action close up and maybe even get to pet a young baby fawn!
CYCLING CINEMA: Wheel2Reel 3 - cycling themed short movies starting 20.00 - Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park
BIKE TOUR: Tuesday 16th June @ 18.30 - John McCullen, Historian & Landscape professional will lead a bike tour on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and the major links in the Phoenix Park to the Irish born Duke of Wellington!
BIKE TOUR: Monday 15th June, @18.30 - Roy Barron, Phoenix Park Ranger will lead a bike tour to the ‘hidden secret’ that is the fascinating Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Discover the other side of 1916 and the so-called Great War, and Ireland’s involvement in it
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.