Council encourages students to “Draw the Bike” with art competition

Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council is calling all young artists in primary and secondary schools in the County to create artwork based on the theme ‘Cycling is for everyone’, the underlying theme of Bike Week 2013. The aim of the competition is to help promote cycling as a fun, safe, environmentally-friendly and low cost way to make short journeys as an alternative to driving. The competition consists of five age categories with €50 vouchers on offer for the best entry in each category.

According to Gerry Flaherty, the Council’s Sustainable Travel Officer, “In running this competition, the Council hopes to encourage young artists and parents to cycle more and to think about how they travel on short trips that can easily be made by the bike instead of driving. As well as environmental benefits there are also many health benefits for individuals”.

The Art Competition Posters must be received no later than 4pm on Friday June 9th, 2013 and the winning student in each of the five categories will receive a prize to be presented during Bike Week 2013, which runs from 15th to 23rd of June.

Among the events being planned by the Council for Bike Week 2013 are a family cycle from Deansgrange to Kilbogget park on Sunday 16th, Active8 Family cycle event on Sunday 23rd, cycle training for Children with disabilities & Special Needs and a ‘Bike Fix It’ in the Sandyford Business District.

Further details and rules of the Art Competition can be found on or by e-mailing the Sustainable Travel Officer at Details of all upcoming Bike Week events in the Council can be found on in May.

25 April 2013

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