Cycling Infrastructure And Facilities Development Webinar 

Cycling Ireland are pleased to report that our Cycling Infrastructure And Facilities Development Webinar took place on Wednesday, March 29th. 

This webinar discussed how Cycling Ireland and our partners can help your local authority develop quality cycling facilities that can be enjoyed by everyone across all ages and abilities in your community.  

Over 100 local sports partnership and county council officials registered for the webinar hosted by our Get Ireland Cycling Officer Paul Norton.  

Five guest speakers also participated in the webinar and shared their expertise on the development of cycling infrastructure and facilities:  

Gary Lavery – Development Officer, Cycling Ireland 

Gary gave an overview of Cycling Ireland, past projects we have consulted on and the Cycling Ireland blueprint for developing Cycling Hubs 

Eamonn Wyer – BMX Commission, Cycling Ireland   

Eamonn is an expert in the design of BMX and pump tracks and has consulted on over 30 projects around the country. 

Niall Davis – Owner of  

Niall is an ex-professional mountain biker and owner of in Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Niall is Ireland’s top trail builder and consults with Coillte, local councils and private landowners when it comes to designing trails at all levels from 2km family trails to international level courses. 

Peter Jones – Waterford Sports Partnership 

Peter was instrumental in bringing the Learn to Cycle and Pump track facility to fruition in Dungarvan. 

Kelley Rushton - ABC Council  

Gosford Forest Park in Armagh showcases what can be achieved with good planning and consultation. 

Paul Norton said: 

"We were delighted with how the webinar turned out. The number or registrants exceeded our expectations. We only sent out 60 invitations or so but we had 100 register for the session. Not only that but we had very few people drop off the webinar early. This says to us that the information from our five guest speakers was very engaging and that there is a huge appetite for developing cycling infrastructure and facilities on this island."

Webinar participant Stephen McGinn, Fingal County Council, said:  

"It was brilliant to attend such a fascinating webinar and get a feel for the different Cycling facilities that are in place around the country, it's vital that Governing Bodies, Communities and Local Authorities work in partnership to bring top quality amenities to our communities. In Fingal we are looking forward to working with Cycling Ireland and other stakeholders on future projects" 

Clara Jenkinson, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer at the Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership, said:

"We did attend the Cycling Ireland webinar, it was a comprehensive and informative session."

John Deeney, Donegal County Council said:

"It was a very informative presentation hosted by Cycling Ireland, offering a great insight into the many different projects being delivered across the County by different agencies and understanding the experience and technical knowledge available from Cycling Ireland for the development of future projects.”

For more information on the webinar, contact