Cycling a bike remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity, it’s also fantastic for your general well-being (both physical and mental).
The Irish Sports Council say “Cycling is becoming more and more popular in Ireland both as a means of transport and as a leisure time pursuit. It is an ideal pursuit for all age groups and is truly a life-long activity. Cycling is ideal as part of a daily exercise routine and can be part of your daily commute, your trip to the shops or a weekend spin with friends just for fun.
If you’re a lapsed cyclist you may already have an old bike that’s perfect to get you out and about . If you decide to use an old bike it’s important that you make sure that it’s in good working order before getting out on the road. If your current bike is not up to the job you can always recycle safely.
Ireland’s National Bike Week
Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Sunday September 12th and end on Saturday September 18th and is promoted by the National Transport Authority
A variety of events both on the ground and online will be held throughout Ireland. Details of what will be happening in your part of the country over the next week can be found by clicking on Bike Week.
For information on Green-Schools Ireland events please click here.
For information about cycle safety, please visit the Road Safety Authority website.
When lookng for a new bike you might try a second hand (reuse a preloved bike). This may allow you buy a higher quality bike for a lower price. Lots of good preloved bikes are sold by individuals at very reasonable prices through varoius websites, social media and classified ads. Some bike shops also sell second hand bikes.
However, and as with most things there can be some drawbacks. You can end up buying a well used bike which needs a lot of work so go see the bike and bring someone along who know a bit about the mechanics . Its also worth noting, there are stolen bikes placed on the reuse market weekly so be mindful of the seller.
If you are replacing an old bike it might be fit for reuse or you might just need to recycle it safely. Recycle IT accept all types of pure metal household items including bikes for recycling once they are deemed unfit for reuse by there owners.
There is no charge for recycling kids and adult bikes. They can be dropped off free to Recylce IT in Clondalkin, D22 Monday – Friday between 8.30am and 3.15pm.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT, is a social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and pure metal recycling. Services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland and with the support of South Dublin County Council.
Recycle IT are part funded through Pobal (Community Service Programme), the Dormant Accounts Fund, Rethink Ireland, and Kickstart. Recycling services are authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.