As a follow-up to bike week, 2022 Clontarf Residents Association have arranged a bike recycling event on Sunday, May 29th at the car park, The Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Dublin 3.
If bike week has inspired you to buy a new bike or if you have recently replaced your kid’s bike and still have the bikes your children have outgrown, this is an excellent opportunity to recycle for reuse.
All types of bikes can be dropped off and Clontarf Residents Association has arranged for them to be refurbished and donated thanks to Bike Hub or safely recycled thanks to Recycle IT
The event will take place on Sunday 29th, May 2022, between 10am to 2pm with members of the Clontarf Residents Association on hand to help on the day. Please do avail of this opportunity and share the news of this event with others in your family and your social network.
Some Irish cycling facts
Cycling Ireland has welcomed research that found an unprecedented number of adults are cycling every week. The latest figures show an estimated 510,000 people within the Republic of Ireland are enjoying cycling as a form of exercise, participating at least once per week – May 2020.
15% of respondents to the National Travel Survey 2019 choose to take a journey by bicycle.
By far the most common reason why respondents cycle was for, enjoyment of cycling (55.7%), followed by keeping fit/exercise (49%). Greater freedom was cited by 17.6% of persons who choose to cycle, while one in six (16.5%) felt that it was a convenient mode of transport.
When asked what factors would encourage them to cycle more in the future, respondents said safer cycling routes (31.7%), followed by better health (20.5%) and more cycling-specific routes (17.3%).
A total of 6,845 bikes were recorded as stolen in the period between January 2020 up to April 23 of this year, in 6,477 theft incidents.
Sources: Cycling Ireland, the CSO as part of the National Travel Survey 2019 and An Garda Síochána
Don’t forget, Sunday, May 29th – Bike Resue, and Recycling takes place between 10am and 2pm @ the car park of the Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Dublin 3.
About Clontarf Residents’ Association
Since 1971 the Clontarf Residents’ Association has been advocating on behalf of the residents of Clontarf. The running of the Association and campaigns such as the opportunity to recycle bikes are funded through a membership subscription.
About Bike Hub
Bike Hub is a social enterprise running a community bike shop in Dun Laoghaire in partnership with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Cycling Without Age and DLR Sports Partnership. The aim of Bike Hub is to help make cycling accessible to as many people as possible in the local community.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT, is an award-winning social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and metal recycling services through drop off and collection. Recycling services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland and South Dublin County Council. Recycle IT’s goal is to create training and employment opportunities through the provision of waste management services. Surplus earned income is reinvested in operational, and employment-related costs.