Travel & Transport

Calling all artists in Primary Schools for Bike Week Art Competition

Thursday, May 30, 2019
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is calling all young artists in primary school in the County to create artwork based on the theme 'Cycling in my Area'. The aim of the competition is to help promote cycling as a fun, safe and environmentally-friendly way to make short journeys as an alternative to driving.

The competition consists of four categories from junior infants up to sixth class with €50 book vouchers on offer for the best entry in each category. Children are required to draw an A4 poster around the theme ‘Cycling in my Area’. Details and rules of the Art Competition have been emailed to all primary schools in the County.

According to Gerry Flaherty, the Council’s Cycling Officer:

In holding this Art Competition, the Council hopes to encourage young artists and parents to cycle more and to think about how they travel on short trips in their area that can easily be made by the bike instead of driving. As well as environmental benefits there are also many health benefits for individuals.

The Art Competition posters must be received no later than 4pm on Thursday June 20th, 2019 and the winning student in each of the four categories will receive a prize to be presented during Bike Week 2018, which runs from 22nd to 30th of June.

Among the events being planned by the Council for Bike Week 2018 are a Bike Fest in Cabinteely Park on June 23rd, Inclusive Cycle Training and lunchtime public bike clinics in Dun Laoghaire and Sandyford. Bike Week also coincides with the hosting of a European Cycling Conference in Dublin with details here

Fill details of all Bike Week events in the Council can be found here in early June with further information available from cycling@dlrcoco.ie

Further Information: Gerry Flaherty, Cycling Officer on 01-2047945 or  cycling@dlrcoco.ie