Bike Week comes to Ballymun 23rd June

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Bike Week comes to Ballymun on Thursday 23rd June. A programme of family-friendly events takes place on Ballymun Plaza between 10am and 2pm. 

Highlights include:

  • A visit by the Danish Cycling Embassy (part of the Royal Danish Embassy in Dublin) who will carry out cycling training with local schools
  • The launch of Recycabike – the bike ‘repair and reuse’ service  that will operate from Shangan Neighbourhood Centre
  • Bike workshops, repair clinics and cycle games for all ages

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Gerry Breen, who will launch Recycabike at 10am in Ballymun Plaza says:”It is great to be here to celebrate Bike Week and to launch Recycabike. Recycabike is a new initiative which offers a full range of bike repairs and spare parts and will also make used bikes as good as new and sell them on. It’s a great example of a not-for-profit community initiative and I wish everyone involved every success.”

Niels Pultz, Ambassador of Denmark in Dublin, says:  ”Cycling is a part of life in Denmark and plays an important role in maintaining people’s health and improving our urban environment.  At the Danish Embassy in Dublin we see cycling as a way of promoting Denmark.  We are also impressed by the fact that cycling has become far more popular in Ireland in recent years and are very pleased to bring a bit of the strong Danish cycling culture to Ballymun to promote cycling in local schools.”

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Notes to the Editor

Recycabike Is a bike repair and reuse workshop in Ballymun. It is a partnership between The Rediscovery Centre and Rothar Bikes for the Community.  The workshop is located in Unit 4, Shangan Neighbourhood Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 9.  It offers a full range of bike services, repairs including repairing or replacing broken wheels or chains, fixing punctures and checking brakes and cabling.

Recycabike also has reconditioned quality checked bikes for sale – you can even pick your own frame and bike components.  Recycabike bicycles are for sale at the Rediscovery Centre’s Ecostore at Santry Cross Ballymun. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, see www.rediscoverycentre.ie

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is a comprehensive network of private companies, local authorities and non-governmental organisations working together to promote cycling and communicate cycling solutions and know how. Their mission is to encourage cycling all over the world. See www.cycling-embassy.dk  for further information.

For more information

See www.dublincitycycling.ie or  www.bikeweek.ie

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