Bike Hub Crumlin Opens
The Campaign took the chance to pop along to the opening of Bike Hub Crumlin this afternoon – an exciting development for local young and older people in Dublin 12.
The Bike Hub is a social enterprise, set up to foster social and business activities by engaging with the local community through bike-related projects. The Hub works with young people in schools and community organisations by training them on bike-safety and basic repairs and maintenance programs. They partner with local organisations supporting active lives for the over 60s, which makes their collaboration with Cycling Without Age, to house and help run a fleet of trishaws, very appropriate. The new Hub is funded by the National Transport Authority.
It’s going to operate out of the lovely community building in Eamonn Ceannt Park, not far from the cycling velodrome. Bike Hub is already operating in Dun Laoghaire, supported by the council there.
The Hub says, ‘We strive to create a collaborative and dynamic hub where cyclists can meet, maintain and plan for fun cycling activities. We donate refurbished bikes to refugees organisations and other people in need’.
As well as the Mayor, we spotted Brendan O’Brien, head of the traffic and transport section of Dublin City Council, and Deirdre Kelly, Cycling Officer in the Council, at the launch. It was good also to see Councillors Janet Horner and Carolyn Moore (Kimmage-Rathmines), both of the Green Party, there.
The Bike Hub runs bike-related projects such as training programmes, FYOB (fix your own bike), cycling clubs and other initiatives. ‘There will be something for everybody. Drop by and find out more.’ says their website.
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