Down Cllr Cadogan Enright was amongst many local people supporting and taking part in this years annual Bike Week.
Cllr Enright said “The social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, not to mention the sheer convenience of the bike are exceptional.”
Cllr Enright has encouraged commuting workers to find out how they can benefit from the ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’ which is a government tax incentive aimed at encouraging employees to cycle to work, thereby reducing air pollution and their general health. The scheme is already in operation and allows employees to benefit from a long term loan of a bike and safety equipment completely tax free. Interested people can find out more information by visiting www.cycleni.com
Cllr Enright acknowledged the lack of cycle lanes in the Down District.
“Many roads and footpaths in the Down District area are not suitable for cycling and much needs to be done to put this right. The new super councils will have more control over planning, roads and other services and all Green Party Councillors in South Down will campaign to make sure we get Cycle Friendly Roads.” Concluded Cllr Enright.