#andshecycles Roadshow Launch Mayo
On February 6, the #andshecycles campaign launched its Roadshow in Castlebar, Mayo with a panel event and exhibition in the Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh.
Broadcaster, Angelina Nugent, lead the event as MC, along with panellists including Green-Schools Travel Officer, Caitriona Cunningham, Mayo Ladies Footballer Katheryn Sullivan, cyclist Saoirse O’Reilly and Mayo secondary students St. Joseph’s Ann Sibi, Davitt College’s Emer and Fiona Minish and Sacred Heart’s Ariadna Gomez-Kelly. The participating women and students on the panel had so many positive and encouraging stories but feel strongly to speak about the issues that they face as they take to the roads as a young female cyclist.
Speaking on behalf of the campaign, 25-year-old cyclist Saoirse O’Reilly, said:
“I’m very honoured to be asked to inspire and encourage young girls peddling. In 2016 I did a solo cycle from France to Romania so I understand how empowering it can be to get on your bike and experience the world in an alternative way.”
Overall 1st place in the Juniors 2020 Maselspoort ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup winner, Maeve Gallagher, really wanted to join us for the launch in Castlebar but sent us this personalised message all the way from South Africa!