This project aims to increase cycling among students though a small team of Student Cycling Ambassadors and through provision of bikes.
This project aims to increase cycling among students though a small team of Student Cycling Ambassadors and through provision of bikes. The project will purchase 8 bicycles plus associated equipment. These bikes can then be rented at a nominal fee from the ATU Students Union on a semester or annual basis.
The Student Cycling Ambassadors will encourage cycling and help create a cycling community on campus. Students who may find it difficult to provide their own bikes will have the opportunity to use the 8 ATU bikes. Castlebar is a small town with no public transport. Most students live in Castlebar and commute by foot or car to college. The project will encourage a heathy activity, will assist in reducing car usage, and will encourage attendance in college due to quicker access times.
The project will deliver two workshops on basic bike maintenance to encourage students to have the confidence to start cycling. There will be two workshops on cycling skills to encourage students with no experience of cycling to get involved.