Cycling Ireland Reinforce Stance on Road Safety

In light of recent fatalities and serious accidents Cycling Ireland is engaging with key stakeholders in relation to road safety. 

We have implemented some immediate actions such as the formation of the Cycling Ireland Advocacy Group. This group comprises of Cycling Ireland staff, Cycling Ireland members and industry experts.

This group is currently working on a number of initiatives, including the following: 

  • The delivery of the Cycling Ireland Advocacy Policy 
  • The delivery of the Cycling Ireland Advocacy Charter, which includes action points relating to enforcement and education

The Advocacy Group aims to work in conjunction with key stakeholders including but not exclusive to the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána, the NI Road Safety Partnership and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Some further actions include the appointment of a Participation Manager and imminent appointment of Provincial Development Officers who will engage locally with stakeholders.

We are also asking our clubs and members to lobby at local levels for rider road safety. 

Education and enforcement are two areas that need to be highlighted and we intend to do this strongly. Cycling Ireland runs a school’s program to over 30,000 primary children which focuses on bike safety and learning to ride safely.


Speaking on the topic, Cycling Ireland CEO James Quilligan said: 

“As an avid cyclist myself I can relate to all the issues raised in recent weeks and months and I want to assure all members that Cycling Ireland will advocate for all cyclists, looking for significant improvements to be made in relation to rider road safety. The Board are fully supportive of the road safety initiatives being implemented.”