#andshecycles Roadshow Galway
Join us on March 18, in Pálás, Galway for the third stop on the #andshecycles Roadshow.
4.30pm: Photography exhibition and check-in
5-6pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A
Broadcaster Lisa Regan, will lead the event as MC, along with panellists including NUI Galway School of Psychology Professor Molly Byrne, Green-Schools Travel Officer Caitriona Cunningham, Climate Ambassador Michelle Carey and participating secondary school students.
Lisa Regan is a Broadcaster and MD of Communication Company Lisa Regan Public Relations LTD. For Lisa who lives in Galway City, cycling is the only mode of transport for her. Lisa tells Green-Schools that she absolutely loves whizzing round the town by bike and said that “It always makes me feel 12 years old again and aside from the eternal youth factor, its is the fastest way to get around Galway. Invest in a good jacket and lights and you are ready for anything!”
NUI Professor Molly Byrne has been cycling as her main form of transport for well over 20 years and she believes that; “initiatives like the Green-Schools Travel programme and the #andshecycles campaign are important to work with young people, especially teenage girls, to enable them to discover the beauty of cycling for themselves.”
We are encouraging active travel and there are two Galway Bikes stations just off the Lower Merchant’s Rd, couple of steps from the cinema: one on New Dock Street and another one at Merchant’s Gate. The theater is a 10 minute walk or a 6 minute cycle to the Galway Train Station and there are a number of bus stops all within a 2 minute walk of the cinema (routes 401 and 424). Enclosed car parking is discounted for Pálás customers in Park Rite Hynes Yard Car Park, Merchants Rd, and is a 2 minutes’ walk from the cinema.
📸 Please note this this is a public community event admissible by registered ticket only. On the evening there will be press photography and audio recording of the panel discussion followed by Q&A 📸
We’d love to see you there and you can share the hashtag below on your social media.
In 2019 Green-Schools worked with teenage girls to develop the #andshecycles campaign to shine a light on the barriers currently reducing the rate of girls choosing to cycle. The greatest success from the campaign launch was that it stirred up many necessary conversations around the social barriers which girls face in relation to cycling. #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.
Following the much anticipated #andshecycles launch event in Dublin in September 2019, the next phase of the campaign will take to the road with roadshow-style, regional events around the country. The #andshecycles Roadshow will be held in various different towns and cities across Ireland between February and May 2020.