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Local sports clubs helping older people to become active

The tireless efforts of local sporting organisations have contributed significantly to the fact that there has been a steady increase in the number of older people becoming active, according to a local sports official.

Bicycle helmets most effective in low speed collisions

A UCD professor who conducted a study of cyclists with fatal head injuries is recommending bicycle helmets be worn to protect against head injuries in the event of a collision, particularly at speeds of less than 50km/h. 

Stats show Galway Bike Scheme proving very popular

Galway’s Bike Scheme has attracted more than 2,100 annual members in its first 10 months in operation. Usage figures supplied by the National Transport Authority show the Cathedral is by far the most popular docking station while stations at Fr. Burke Road, New Dock Street, Claddagh Basin and Eyre Square are also widely used.

Saddle up for Galway Bike Festival 2015

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Galway Bike Festival will take place from Saturday June 13 to Sunday June 21. The event which is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport was officially launched in Eyre Square by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Donal Lyons on Friday.  

Bike Clinic launches new greenway bicycle hire

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A Castlebar bike shop is launching a new bicycle rental service to cater for visitors and locals who want to experience the new eight-kilometre greenway linking the town to Turlough.

€550,000 boost for cycle facilities in the city

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Some €550,000 of a €2.2 million Government grant for transport improvement projects in Galway will go towards developing cycleways in the city and Salthill, and other cycling infrastructure.

We’re back in the saddle again...

On Monday week in Galway city, the ride will most definitely not be out of the question. For the cost of a loaf, a pint of milk, and one of those old-style paid-for newspapers you’d buy for your granny, you will be able to ride your way around this city to your heart’s content.

Cylo-cross cycling league is back

After a successful debut league in 2013 the Connacht Cylo-Cross League is back for a second running this year. This year the league will kick off in Ballinrobe with round one being hosted by Western Lakes CC. The five event series is open to all Cycling Ireland licence holders, you can also use any type of bike with the correct tyres, but it is recommended to use a cylo-cross bike. There will be two categories of races for seniors, with a novice race getting underway before the main race.

Cycle for Hospice

A fundraising cycle (70k and 20k) in aid of Roscommon Mayo Hospice takes place from Rooskey on Saturday September 27.

Westport gears up for European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week runs from Monday September 15 to Monday September 22 and Westport Smarter Travel has put together a fun filled programme of events to celebrate.

 

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