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UCD Annual Bike Day 2013

Posted on 19/11/13 at 3:26

Advice on safe cycling practices and bicycle security, not to mention coffee and snacks, drew large crowds to the UCD Annual Bike Day, 2013.  Taking place at the lakeside, on the Belfield Campus, those gathered were given information on cycle times and routes around University College Dublin as well as free Hi-Vis jackets, reflective “slap straps” and shopping bags, courtesy of the National Transport Authority.  UCD’s Bike Shop staff were on hand to carry out free bicycle health checks and to give advice on bike maintenance.

Hosted by UCD Campus Services, this year’s Bike Day included a live demonstration.  This simulated road accident had full participation by local emergency services; Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and HSE National Ambulance Service Paramedics, who were on hand to discuss the unfolding scene with the crowd and an announcer who provided live updates and interviews with the incident commanders. After the event road safety advisors provided safety equipment and information to the spectators. A cycling instructor was also in attendance to speak with people on safe cycling and to give refresher cycling training to interested viewers.

This event was organised in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Winter Road Casualty Reduction Programme and received large media coverage.

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