Proof cyclists get stopped by the gardai

If our story about 2,600 cyclists being brought to court between 2003 and 2011 was not enough, below is visual proof that cyclists do get stop by the gardai and on-the-spot fines due by the end of the year will make it easier…


Hello Reader... is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of February, 210 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.3% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty


  1. It proves that cyclists do and can get stopped by the gardai. Amazingly some people — including the odd cyclists — that we’re in contact on twitter and etc are in denial about this…

  2. I do not see this in this picture.. And I know Gardai stop cyclists as I have been stopped myself. It was for letting some kind of VIPs get out of a hotel, but I was stopped. Do you not see the question mark at the end of the sentence? This picture just shows two cyclist talking to two Gardai. Suggesting anything more is conjecture.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.