Dublin Cycling Campaign CLG, which includes Cyclist.ie, is legally structured as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) with CRO number 348143. It is a registered charity (RCN 20102029) with a board of Trustees (directors) and holds CHY 15482 number from the Revenue Commissioners. The Trustees have overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Governance Code of the Charity Regulator and all other regulatory requirements. Strategy planning, policy development, business planning and operational procedures, are in the hands of the Council and Executive Committee.
Cyclist.ie comprises over 30 cycling advocacy, greenway, bike festival and other pro-cycling groups on the island of Ireland working as an integrated island wide organisation to implement our strategy and operational plans. Individuals may also join the organisation on a personal basis.
The Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of Dublin Cycling Campaign CLG can be read here.
The latest version of the Operating Procedures of Cyclist.ie can be read here.
Directors and Honorary President
The current (2022) directors are:
- Mairéad Forsythe (Chair)
- Paschal Comerford (Treasurer)
- Eugene Doran
- Gerry Dornan
- Dimi Kirova
- Vinnie Meyler (Secretary)
- Sandra Velthuis
You can read more about each of the directors here.
The Honorary President of Cyclist.ie is Prof. Donal O’Shea (UCD / St. Vincent’s University Hospital), the well-known consultant endocrinologist specialising in obesity.
The vision, mission and strategic aims of the organisation are as follows:
Our vision is for an Ireland with a cycle friendly culture, where everyone has a real choice to cycle and is encouraged to experience the joy, convenience, health and environmental benefits of cycling.
Our mission is to celebrate, advocate for, encourage and enable everyday cycling as a means of travel and as a way to secure many health, societal, economic and environmental gains, as well as an enjoyable activity in its own right.
- Develop a vibrant and resilient all-island cycling advocacy community
- Influence the national conversation on mobility and quality of life
- Seek to ensure public policy embraces cycling
- Advocate for more effective institutions and new legislation
- Seek to ensure there is ample funding spent on cycling
- Seek to secure high quality routes and infrastructure
A more detailed elaboration of our strategic aims can be read in Cyclist.ie’s 5 Year Strategy, 2021-2026 https://cyclist.ie/strategy/.
The day-to-day work of advancing our strategy is carried out the Executive Committee of Cyclist.ie. The 2021-2023 Committee members can be seen here https://cyclist.ie/executive-committee-2021-23/.
Cyclist.ie structures itself around eight main “Action Groups”.
Action Group: 1 – Finance, Fundraising, Membership
Action Group: 2 – Tools & Member Support
Action Group: 3 – Communications
Action Group: 4 – Organisation, Governance and Strategy Oversight
Action Group: 5 – Engagement with Politicians
Action Group: 6 – Engagement with Officials
Action Group: 7 – Consultations
Action Group: 8 – Research
Action Group: 9 – Rural Vision
For details of all of our Action Groups, see https://cyclist.ie/action-groups/.
Strategic Partnerships and Coalitions
Cyclist.ie has a strategic partnership with An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland, with our National Cycling Coordinator role operating as a shared position with An Taisce. Cyclist.ie is a member of The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, and a member of Stop Climate Chaos, a coalition of 30+ civil society organizations campaigning to ensure Ireland does its fair share to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change.