Just one in every 250 teenage girls cycle to school every day… Green-Schools is finding out why.

Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls get back on their bikes while addressing some of the reasons they’re reluctant to in the first place. 

On Thursday, September 19, Green-Schools will launch the #andshecycles campaign in Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. The exhibition at 4pm will showcase portraits by photographer Ste Murray of young female cyclists. Following the exhibition we will premiere the #andshecycles campaign video followed by a discussion chaired by RTÉ 2FM DJ Tara Stewart with students and cyclists Lara Gillespie and Aislinn McDaid; Green-Schools Travel Officer Caitriona Buggle and Health Services Research professor, Dr. Catherine Darker.

Green-Schools would like this event to give teenage girls a platform to speak about cycling experiences and attitudes, explore barriers and promote empowerment among young women who are cycling or want to cycle.

You can find tickets to the event here. In the meantime keep an eye on the Green-Schools Instagram where we’ll be sharing more about the campaign and hosting giveaways to celebrate the campaign launch.

Download the campaign logo and share your #andshecycles story with @greenschoolsire on social media.

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