On January 18th, 2021, a group of locals in Kinsale came together virtually to form ‘Kinsale Loves Bikes’, a cycle advocacy group, under the umbrella of Transition Town Kinsale which has a strong track record in voluntary community projects. Kinsale Loves Bikes aims to promote leisure cycling in the Kinsale area for all ages and abilities. We are affiliated with Cyclist.ie and the Rural Cycling Collective which is advocating for enhanced rural cycling at a national, as well as local, level.
To date, we have established a social media profile on Facebook and Twitter. We are engaging with local schools to promote cycle training for interested pupils. A competition between local Transition Year students resulted in the creation of a logo for our group. We are currently engaging with representatives on Cork County Council in an effort to advance the creation of local Rothar Roads, i.e. cycle priority routes on existing minor roads where cyclists would be afforded added protection in the form of reduced speed limits and cycling signage.
We look forward to the coming months when we hope to get the opportunity to meet up physically to facilitate and promote community and family-friendly cycling in Kinsale.
You can contact Kinsale Loves Bikes via: