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The submitted stories for My Bike, My Story

Oleg Kelly, 36

I’m a Galway native and have been cycling across this city, in one direction or another for about twenty-five years. In the early years it was to and from school. It may be that this was a good time to learn about cycling in traffic (we’re talking the early 90’s) and though busy, the traffic […]

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Niamh Cotter, 35

I choose to cycle for many reasons, primarily because I enjoy riding a bike. After a days work,  cycling home energises me far more than sitting in traffic does. Both the mental and physical health benefits are great, and with the right gear I can enjoy cycling in any weather. However, Galway is not a […]

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Paul Gallagher, 35

Last year, I decided to start cycling to work in Parkmore Industrial Estate. The over-whelming majority of over 6000 people who work in Parkmore drive in single driver vehicles. The journey from my home in Renmore was just as possible on a bike. For the sake of the environment, I felt if I could help […]

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William Corless

I lived in Galway city until I was 25 and cycled everywhere, I only learned how to drive when I moved to Claregalway. I found sitting in traffic a hugely frustrating experience, especially since I was used to the freedom that my bike gave me. For years I was frustrated with traffic in Claregalway, but […]

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Antóin Óg Ó Cuinneagáin

Normally when cycling to work from Knocknacarra to Mervue I usually cycle across the quincentennial bridge however this morning I decided on a whim to cycle by the prom…and was treated to a beautiful sunrise

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