Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Cyclists celebrate Bike Week

Mystery Ice Cream Cycle Team
Cyclists from across North Down got on their bikes and celebrated Bike Week 2011 through a variety of events.

Fifteen cyclists participated in a Mystery Ice Cream Cycle on Wednesday 22 June 2011 cycling from the McKee Clock, Bangor to Carnalea and then back to the Banana Boat for a tasty ice cream. Cyclists then cycled to Ballyholme as part of the event which was organised by Friends of the Earth and Sustrans and supported by Bike Works.

Everyone really enjoyed the event which was designed to highlight benefits of the North Down Coastal Path and need to fully upgrade the route to Belfast. We intend to hold future similar events in the next few months as part of our ongoing campaign to create a Bicycle friendly Borough.

Ten cyclists then cycled from Bangor to Holywood and then onwards to Belfast City Hall on Friday 24 June 2011 as part of Cycle to Work day. Steven Agnew MLA joined the bicycle enthusiasts from Bangor to Holywood with myself then cycling from Holywood to Belfast City Hall where free breakfast was provided to everyone who made the journey.

Anyone who is interested in participating in future events or supporting the Friends of the Earth & Sustrans campaign for a Bicycle friendly Borough should contact me via 07813 945411 or email mail@andrewmuir.net

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