About

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Welcome to Cork Cycling Campaign!

This page is designed to quickly bring you up to speed on who we are, what we do and how you can help.

Who are we?

Cork Cycling Campaign was started in 1999 in Cork city by a small group of enthusiastic cyclists who wanted to make Cork more cycle friendly.

The campaign works with local councils and other local groups to improve conditions for everyday cyclists.

What do we do?

We promote and encourage cycling as a useful form of transport which is clean, fast, beautifully efficient, economical, sustainable, ecological, independent, healthy and fun.

How can I help?

You can:

  • Join us! Sign up as a member here.
  • Share our Facebook page with your friends.
  • Ask Twitter followers to follow cork cycling campaign on twitter.
  • Contribute to our feedback map so we can lobby for improvements.
  • Update our pages on Twitter, Facebook, our website or blog.
  • Help with submissions, graphic design, PR, lobbying, fundraising, accounts, event management, handing out flyers and generally promoting cycling! No special skills required.

How do I get started?

  • Contact us directly (email, Facebook, Twitter) with any questions you may have or attend one of our monthly meetings.
  • Join us by signing as a member here. Membership is free and you can be involved as much or as little at you like.
  • Don’t feel confident getting stuck in at first? Feel free to sit back and settle in. Attend a meeting, ask some questions, and if something comes up that you want to help with, then let us know! We meet on the first Tuesday of every month (except August) at 7pm at The Friary, where Shandon St. meets North Mall.
  • Also, check out our affiliate organisations below – if you don’t think the Cycling Campaign is a good fit for you, one of them might what you’re looking for.

Affiliate Associations

Cork Cycling Festival – Celebrating cycle culture in Cork. Usually held in June.

Cork Community Bikes – do-it-yourself bike workshop for the community to use. Cork Foyer garage, off Assumption Road in Blackpool, Cork.

Cyclist.ie Irish Cycling Advocacy Network

Other campaigns in Ireland – Dublin, Dundalk,Tralee, Limerick, Galway etc. Links available on Cyclist.ie

Information resources

IrishCycle.com

Bicycle Dutch

European Cyclists’ Federation

Cycling abbreviations and acronyms

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2 thoughts on “About

    • Hi Nuala,
      can’t think of any links about how to use cycle lanes. You have to follow Rules of the Road. On contraflow lanes, watch out for cars exiting side streets who may not expect you! Slow down until you make eye contact and they can see that you are cycling across them. Also watch out for pedestrians and car doors who may be unaware of the cycle lane. Never pass inside a bus or lorry because they may turn into you. Use common sense, share the road, keep the head if you meet angry road users! and above all have fun!

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