New online bike project calls for better facilities for cyclists

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Joe, Jess, Amelia and Alex McGinley of Wellpark use their bikes and bike trailer to go to school, local shops, and the playground at Lough Atalia. They support #GalwayByBike

Galway Cycling Campaign has launched a new online project #GalwayByBike which encourages people to join in the campaign for better cycling facilities across the county.

The group is inviting people who are new to cycling and experienced cyclists to show their public support for better facilities by taking a photo of themselves and and their bike at a local landmark.

People of all ages and abilities, and all types of cycles – for example adult tricycles, recumbent trikes, and hand-cycles – are warmly encouraged to participate.

Participants are asked to post their pictures on social media tagging @GalwayCycling on Twitter or Facebook, and use the hashtag #GalwayByBike. Photos can also be emailed to

People in Oranmore are using the Castle as the backdrop for their photos while residents of Athenry and Gort are taking their photos in the market squares. The Salthill Prom, Eyre Square, and Lough Atalia are popular locations for those in the city.

People in towns such as Ballinasloe, Portumna, Mountbellew and others who were actively engaged in the recent preferred route consultation for the Galway to Athlone Cycleway are also encouraged to join in.

This project and more will be discussed at the group’s monthly meeting this Friday, 9 April, at 8pm until 9pm. People can email for the Zoom details.