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Cyclists ‘ride on’ as popular event returns to Belfast

Cyclists 'ride on' as popular event returns to Belfast

Eugene Hamill with a foldable bike at the end of the ‘Ride on Belfast’ event at city hall. Picture by Mal McCann Dermot Leonard with…

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Eugene Hamill with a foldable bike at the end of the ‘Ride on Belfast’ event at city hall. Picture by Mal McCann Dermot Leonard with Flora and Enda aboard their cargo bike at Belfast City Hall. Picture by Mal McCann CYCLING enthusiasts descended on Belfast city centre yesterday as part of a campaign to encourage people to commute by bike.

The streets of the city were taken over by hundreds of cyclists as the ‘Ride on Belfast’ event, which is part of Bike Week, returned for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, which brought cyclists to Belfast City Hall, aims to encourage people to swap four wheels for two and also to promote an active lifestyle.

Celebrating its eighth year, the event was organised by Cycul Belfast and supported by Belfast City Council.

Stephen McNally from Cycul said they were "delighted to bring Ride On Belfast back again after a two-year break".

"During the pandemic, interest in cycling and active travel boomed, right across the city, and it has been great to see so many people at City Hall today," he said.

"Ride on Belfast is the one day in the year when people can experience what it’s like cycling to work in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London and all the other great European cities, that have embraced cycling as the most effective, efficient and healthiest way of travelling in the city."We hope this persuades not only more people to embrace the simplicity of cycling to work, but also persuades politicians and […]

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