Hazzard leads the way promoting Bike to Work Day

Date published: 17 June 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard led the way for hundreds of cycling commuters in Belfast this morning taking part in the Department for Infrastructure’s annual Bike to Work Day event.

Chris Hazzard leads the way promoting Bike to Work Day
Chris Hazzard leads the way promoting Bike to Work Day

Cyclists gathered at Queen’s University to cycle to Belfast City Hall where they enjoyed a deserved Bike Week breakfast. 

Minister Chris Hazzard said;

“What a great way to start the day! My thanks go to everyone who took part this morning and who joined in the other events during Bike Week. The event gets bigger and better each year and reflects the support from the growing number of people enjoying cycling.

“Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity for regular commuters and those new to cycling to come together and enjoy the benefits of cycling. I am confident that Bike Week and the event today will encourage more people to think about cycling as an alternative, healthy and very enjoyable mode of transport, especially for short journeys.”

Chris Hazzard promoting Bike to Work Day
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard pictured with Jonathan Hobbs from Ride on Belfast
Bike Week is an initiative promoted by the Department for Infrastructure and Travelwise NI to support the growing number of people now cycling regularly and to encourage people to take up cycling.

For more information about cycling visit: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/cycling-skills-and-cycling-safety-booklet


Notes to editors: 

All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007.  Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 076 9971 5440 and your call will be returned.


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