New online membership facility launched

Galway Cycling Campaign (GCC) are calling on all cyclists to join them in their mission to get Galway cycling, and are launching a fresh membership drive from April 3rd to April 6th 2018.

The GCC are calling on cyclists and everyone who wants Galway as a place where people can travel easily, safely and enjoyably by bicycle to sign up.

The GCC is an independent, membership-driven organisation made up of dedicated volunteers who advocate for all road users, including pedestrians, families, people with disabilities and public transport users.

Acting chairperson Mairéad Ní Chaoimh said, “Cyclists are woefully underserved in Galway, and we are fighting hard to get our voice heard, to get better facilities and infrastructure for cyclists. I am calling on anyone out there who wants a more cycling friendly Galway to join us today.”

GCC, the voice of cycling in Galway since 1998, have just launched an online membership facility to make it easy for people to join.

It costs just €10 for waged annual membership and €5 for unwaged annual membership. People can sign up either as active members or as supporters.

“We are very keen to sign people up as supporters. They may not have time to volunteer, but by becoming a supporter they help us give cyclists a louder voice, and add weight to our campaigns. They cheer us on from the wings, giving us a mandate. Of course we want active members too,” added Mairéad.

Newly signed up members and those interested in joining are especially welcome to attend our social which is taking place in a city centre pub on Friday April 6th at 7pm. To book your place please email mairead@galwaycycling.org.

 

5 Reasons to join Galway Cycling Campaign

·         Be socially part of your local cycling community

·         Add your voice to much needed campaigns to improve Galway’s cycling infrastructure

·         Use your skills for a good cause

·         Get up to speed on current cycling issues

·         Do your bit for climate change

 

Anyone interested can join by following this link:

http://www.galwaycycling.org/get-involved/

Galway Cycling Campaign to sign up new members at Volunteer Fair

Galway Cycling Campaign will attend the Galway Volunteer Fair this Sunday.
The Campaign will have a stand at the event. Anyone who is interested in joining Galway Cycling Campaign
is encouraged to attend and meet existing members. New members will be able to join
on the day.
The Volunteer Fair takes place in the Galway Bay Hotel from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday January 26th 2018.

Chief Super Curley responds to Galway Cycling Campaign letter

Galway Cycling Campaign (GCC) wrote a letter to Galway’s Chief Superintendent Tom Curley seeking clarification on his recent comments regarding cycling two abreast at a Joint Policing Committee meeting. A newspaper article quoted him as stating that it is unlawful in Ireland for cyclists to cycle side-by-side, that cyclists must cycle in single file. The reported remarks were at variance with the law.
To see our letter click here:
Galway Cycling Campaign letter to Supt Tom Curley r.e. cycling two abreast comments at Gway Co Joint Policing Committee

He responded to GCC, saying, “At this particular Joint Policing Committee in November 2017, the issue of cycling was discussed as part of a wider conversation on road safety and should not be taken as a legal interpretation of the legislation you have correctly quoted.”
Here is a photo of the letter: