Cycle Advocacy Network in Northern Ireland
Building cycle campaign groups in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has some of the lowest levels of cycling in Western Europe, and we often hear negative attitudes towards cycling and cycle infrastructure in the media and online, but the reality is that most people here want better, safer cycle infrastructure and more people using a bike to get around. This includes people in your local area!
Cycling UK want to facilitate and build groups across the Northern Ireland who campaign locally to create the conditions that enable more people to cycle.
If you want to be part of a local group who are fighting and campaigning for this, you can find out below where they already exist and where we want to build the network.
To get involved or ask any questions, please email Andrew McClean, our engagement officer for Northern Ireland.
Where we want to build networks
Are you looking to speak up for cycling in your community?
We're looking to facilitate the campaigning groups in the following areas:
- South Belfast - Some individuals but no group
- East Belfast - Some individuals but no group
- West Belfast – Some non-cycle specific groups
- East Antrim – No group
- Lagan Valley – No group
If you live in any of these areas and want to get involved, please email Andrew McClean, Cycling UK's engagement officer for Northern Ireland.
If your area isn’t currently represented there are still opportunities to get involved where you live.
Cycle Advocacy Network
Cycling UK's Cycle Advocacy Network (CAN) has a range of resources, events and tools that are open to all.
Join us on the journey to get more people cycling.
Find a local group or campaign where you are
You don’t need to be a member of Cycling UK to get involved or start a group, we support any group we can as much as possible regardless of their affiliations.
Groups you can be part of:
Belfast/Northern Ireland-wide organisations:
Please get in touch if your existing campaign group isn’t mentioned here - we would love to include it.
Current campaigns in Northern Ireland
We want you to take charge of what your group campaigns on, after all, it’s your local area and you have a much better idea of what is needed than we do.
There are currently several issues with some media attention which are good examples of what you can campaign on:
|Montgomery Road proposed cycle path
|The Limestone/Cavehill Road cycle path
|Lack of safe cycle infrastructure
These are very Belfast-focused campaigns, but our goal is to expand to other areas of Northern Ireland, with your involvement.