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Membership Benefits

The benefits of membership vary depending on whether you are an individual or part of  a group. Obviously, the benefits are greater for a group but individuals are also more than welcome to join.

Group members, who wish to join Cyclist.ie, should contact the National Cycling Co-Ordinator to find out about what is involved, how to make the first payment, insurance conditions and such like.

  1. As an individual, you join the collective Cyclist.ie network of cycle campaigns, greenway groups and bike festivals in Ireland, which is advocating systematically for cycling to be a normal part of everyday life for all ages and abilities in Ireland.

  2. An individual has access to the research and advocacy expertise of the Cyclist.ie network and hence the European Cyclists’ Federation of which Cyclist.ie is the member for Ireland.

  3. An individual has access to Cyclist.ie’s online resource tools and discussion groups via our own intranet / internal online system. This enables members to access information disseminated through our groups and gives them the opportunity to influence discussions on all cycling related issues and policies.

  4. An individual is part of broader coalitions such as Stop Climate Chaos and An Taisce, through which we effect greater changes collectively.

  5.  A group member has access to the services of the National Cycling Coordinator which has been critical in expanding the size and effectiveness of disparate groups across the country. This post is funded in part through membership of Cyclist.ie with the majority of funding coming from Dublin Cycling Campaign, Cycling Ireland and An Taisce.

  6. A group member has voting rights on Cyclist.ie Council, our main decision making body.

  7. Group members have  access to potential funding streams and training opportunities via our membership of The Wheel, the representative and resource body for NGOs in Ireland.

  8. Group members are covered by our public liability insurance for normal cycling activities including meetings, Bike Week events etc.

  9. Group members have access to electronic templates for a variety of Fact Sheets, Submission types, Graphics which can be adapted (change of logo, contact address etc) for local dissemination by local groups. In the case of printed resources, local groups would be entitled to a share of these also.

  10. Group members have access to any funding acquired nationally from state and private companies for organisation and project development, and access to potential European funds through Cyclist.ie membership of the ECF.

  11. Cyclist.ie members are represented on 14 local authority Strategic Policy Committees and Cycle Forums either as cycling/community representatives or as elected officials.

  12. Through An Taisce, Cyclist.ie makes submissions to planning authorities about developments that impact on local cycling.

  13. Cyclist.ie holds regular meetings with key government organisations including the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Road Safety Authority, An Garda Siochana and Healthy Ireland.

  14. Cyclist.ie is also represented on government bodies such as  Get Ireland Cycling, National Bike Week Planning Committee.