Collective Voice Sought for North-east Cycling

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A new conference which seeks to generate a collective voice for cyclists in the North-east is set to take place next month.

The inaugural event, hosted by regional transport partnership Nestrans, will discuss the development of a new group that will represent and give platform to a shared voice for cycling interests across the area.

Open to cyclists and budding cyclists of all levels of confidence and experience, the event will feature several short presentations and the opportunity to address the pressing issues and aspirations for local cyclists.

Nestrans Chair, Councillor Peter Argyle said, “Cycling continues to be increasingly popular across the North-east and as a result of that enthusiasm, a host of cycling-related businesses, charities, clubs, groups and organisations currently exist. What this event seeks to do is bring all of those people together under one roof to discuss issues, ideas and improvements. Going forward, the new group will give cyclists a representative and powerful collective voice.”

Nestrans’ Cycling Development Officer, Jon Barron, added “Like many others across the region, I am hugely passionate about cycling. Regardless of what form of cycling our two wheels take – whether that’s commuter, sporting, recreational or family rides – we all want to feel safe when we are out on our bikes and want to see cycling in the area develop.

“Coming together as a shared group means that we can work in partnership with our local authorities and cycling organisations to ensure that cyclists are engaged and informed, as work continues to encourage, develop, promote and support cycling across the region.”

Supported by Robert Gordon University (RGU), the event takes place at 7.15pm on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at The Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7GJ.  Admission is free but a place for the event must be reserved.

This event is being supported by the Civitas PORTIS project, an EU-funded project that is focused on, among other aspects, creating initiatives to support walking and cycling in the area.

Tickets for the event are free and can be reserved via Evenbrite at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-in-the-north-east-moving-forward-together-tickets-49206180009

Alternatively you can book a space by calling Jon Barron on 01224 346687.