‘Bi-cycle with Pride’ was a special edition of CycleCoffeeCake and the penultimate event of the Galway Pride Festival 2020.
‘Bi-cycle with Pride’ was the penultimate event of the Galway Pride Festival 2020 last weekend. Co-hosted by Galway Cycling Campaign and Galway Community Pride, the social cycle took a gentle route through Galway’s Westend and the Claddagh, by the markets and up to Eyre Square before returning along the Canal Road to end at Gourmet Tart on Raven Terrace.
This was a special edition of the popular CycleCoffeeCake events for adults who are new, or nearly new, to cycling.
Many women aged 35 to 55 years hopped back on the saddle during lockdown and feel determined to keep pedalling. These weekend morning events at weekends help boost confidence to cycle on city roads and so make cycling a real option for everyday urban transport.
Nearly 70% of the participants use their bikes for everyday transport to local shops, visit friends, or travel to work.
The bike boom of 2020 is due to women buying bikes, with the comfortable stepthrough frames of hybrid bikes being the most popular bicycle sold.
The organisers wish to thank Cllr Owen Hanley, Galway City East, and Cllr Níall McNelis, Galway City West, for their support, as well as An Garda and Galway City Council.
Galway Cycling Campaign is delighted to co-host a special edition of our CycleCoffeeCake events with Galway Community Pride in Galway city centre this Sunday morning, 16 August.
Bi-Cycle Pride & Coffee / Bi-Cycle agus Caife is a special co-hosted event between Galway Cycling Campaign and Galway Community Pride for the 2020 festival.
** EVENT DETAILS ** Sunday 16 August 2020 10.30am – 12.30pm Meet: Raven Terrace, Galway’s Westend, from 10am Depart: 10.30am sharp Route: Galway’s city centre Coffee & Cake: At Raven Terrace from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
People are asked to gather at Raven Terrace from 10am for a prompt 10.30am departure. The route will be at a gentle pace throughout the city and arrive back at Raven Terrace about 11.30am for coffee and cake at a local café.
The Bi-Cycle and Coffee event is supported by Cllr Owen Hanley, Cllr Níall McNelis, and Simon Heaslip and Galway’s Westend Traders Association.
Co-organiser Martina Callanan encourages people to dress up.
“Wear your rainbow colours, paint your faces, and bling out your bike. CycleCoffeeCake events have been a huge success this summer with a diversity of cyclers of all ages and abilities. We are delighted to Bi-cycle with Pride.”
Cllr Owen Hanley, co-organiser, says that in normal times, the Sunday morning event of Galway Community Pride is an open house at Teach Solais for people to gather for chats and cups of tea.
“This year is different, and with so many people back on bikes, Bi-Cycle & Coffee is the perfect way to come together for a fun and socially distant event.”
The regular CycleCoffeeCake events have been enormously popular since the lifting of lockdown. They have explored different parts of the city including Blackrock, Salthill, the city centre, Renmore to Roscam, showing novice cyclers and those who hopped back on the saddle quiet routes through neighbourhoods and creating opportunities for adults to nurture cycling confidence.
More information is available on social media using the handle @GalwayCyclicng
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Galway Cycling Campaign is a voluntary group which represents cyclists in Galway. We promote cycling as a common and accessible form of transport with the goal of creating a more liveable Galway for everyone.