Belfast Bicycle Culture exhibition

A new Belfast Bicycle Culture photo exhibition launches in CastleCourt Shopping Centre from Saturday 28th August until Wednesday 7th September 2016

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Cycling in Belfast is fast becoming the norm – with nearly seven million bike trips taken each year, the city’s cycling culture is on the increase.

To mark this trend, the Department for Infrastructure’s Cycling Unit is rolling out its new Belfast Bicycle Culture photo exhibition in CastleCourt Shopping Centre from Sunday 28th August until Wednesday 7th September 2016.

The exhibit will feature over 20 local people who cycle regularly in the city and will highlight the reasons why and where they choose to cycle for their daily journeys.

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Andrew Cheung from South Belfast is one of the cyclists featured in the exhibition

The images were captured during this year’s Bike Week when the Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard also launched two short films which followed a car and bike journey from East Belfast and West Belfast to highlight how two wheels can be faster than four for short commutes in the city.

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Andrew Grieve, head of the Cycling Unit said:

“Belfast has such a diverse and rich cycling culture, with more and more people taking up cycling every year. We wanted to celebrate this and thought it was the perfect time to capture images of the wide range of people who are currently cycling in the city.

We hope everyone will enjoy the exhibition and that it will encourage others to try cycling for themselves.”

The Belfast Bicycle Culture exhibit is open to the public and will be located on the first floor of CastleCourt Shopping Centre beside the Food Hall. For more information see the Cycling Unit’s Facebook page.

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