McDonough Brown secures funding for Ciclovia 2016

Belfast will again see cyclists take to traffic free streets later this year, as Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown secured Belfast City Council funding for Ciclovia 2016.

The South Belfast Councillor, who has been working with local organisers for over a year, said he was delighted to see Belfast City Council pledge £10,000, joining a wide-range of funders ahead of the event.

Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown said: “Ciclovia is an international festival of cycling and I’m proud we’re bringing it to Belfast. It will. give cyclists of all ages and abilities the freedom to ride through a traffic free zone in Belfast.

“I’m delighted Belfast City Council is backing my proposal to ensure this fantastic event is able to go ahead. A lot of hard work has gone into the preparations so far and I want to commend the team for their efforts.

“This family friendly event will not only appeal to keen cyclists, it will encourage more people to leave the car at home and take in the sights of Belfast on their bikes. It has the added benefit of boosting our local economy, with retailers able to take the opportunities to open early, animating the route and welcome all those enjoying the Ciclovia.”

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