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