What cycling can offer many people with disabilities to be discussed this Saturday

What cycling can offer many people with disabilities — including a form of transport, a mobility aid, and helping with physical and mental well-being — is to be discussed in a webinar this Saturday.

The Zoom-based event is to start at 12 noon next Saturday, 24 April and will be hosted by the Dublin Cycling Campaign.

Campain said “Dublin Cycling Campaign’s vision is a vibrant, liveable city where everybody can safely enjoy everyday walking and cycling, and we advocate for cycling infrastructure that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. At this virtual public meeting we will explore what cycling can offer for people with disabilities as a form of everyday transport, a mobility aid, and a help to physical and mental wellbeing.”

The panel of speakers will be:

  • Mary Caulfield, journalist and disability activist, Dublin Cycling Campaign Executive Committee member.
  • Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, handcyclist.
  • Dr Eoghan Clifford, Senior Lecturer Civil Engineering at NUI Galway, 4-time paracycling world champion.
  • Ellis Palmer, news journalist and producer, CP handcycler.

This event is to be chaired by Joan O’Connell and is organised by Mairéad Forsythe and Siobhán McNamara. You can register on Zoom.

Cian Ginty
I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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