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Speech by The Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Cllr. Mark Cooney, at the Launch of Phases II & III of the “Active Travel Mullingar” Project, At Pipers Boreen, Mullingar on Wednesday 20th June 2012

As Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council and on behalf of the Management and Staff of Westmeath County Council and our strategic partner agencies in this project, Waterways Ireland and Westmeath Sports Partnership – I am delighted to be here today to officially open the upgraded Canal Towpath sections under Phases II and III of the […]

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Phase III Upgrading of Royal Canal Towpath -from- Pipers Boreen to Boardstown Bridge 2.1km

The promotion of Sustainable Transport solutions, including clean transport modes is a key component of the National Development Plan (NDP) and investment in green transport corridors for walking and cycling is one of its key transport goals. The achievement of such goals is critical, if Ireland is to meet its international obligations to reduce greenhouse […]

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Local pupils dream come true

The Westmeath Topic, June 2011 There was huge excitement last Wednesday afternoon, June 22, as fifth and sixth class students from the local Gaelscoil undertook the last stint of their three week cycle safety course with Active Travel, Mullingar. Download this article Local Pupils Dream Come True (PDF | 1.10MB)

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Showcase Event

As part of Destination Sport there will be a opportunity for those who have participated in Active Travel Mullingar programme to cycle through the town Centre on Sunday June 26th at 2.30pm. The cycle will follow a 1.5KM looped route through Mullingar Town Centre. The roads will be closed during the cycle and this will […]

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What is Cycle Chic

Cycle Chic is the culture of cycling in fashionable clothing. While cycling for recreation and transport many people wear everyday clothing rather than specialist clothing usually associated with sports cycling like lycra and specialist cycling shoes.   For more Cycle Chic ideas check out www.copenhagencyclechic.com Notes: Please ensure to dress safely while cycling. Wear your […]

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National ‘Cycle on Wednesday’ Day

As part of National Bike Week, Westmeath Sports Partnership in conjunction with Westmeath County Council are organising a Cycle On Wednesday day (C.O.W). We are looking for schools and business to take part on the day, and encourage employees or students to cycle to work or school on the day. When? Wednesday, 22nd of June […]

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Today FM 5km Run with Ray D’Arcy

There was a great turn out for the Today FM Run in Mullingar this week, with over 600 participants from the Midlands region. It was a beautiful sunny day in Mullingar on Thursday, 7th April – a perfect day for the event. The run started at the Town Park and our sports men and women […]

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On their bikes!

The Westmeath Examiner, Wednesday 24th November 2010 Westmeath County Council with the local Sports Partnership and Waterways Ireland have announced the completion of the first “Bike Start” training, by 65 primary level students and 20 secondary level students, under the “Active Travel – Mullingar” Project. The schools involved to date are: Presentation Senior, All Saints, […]

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“Bike Start” Training Awards Ceremony

Westmeath County Council, November 2010 Westmeath County Council and partner agencies Westmeath Sports Partnership and Waterways Ireland are delighted to announce the completion of the first “Bike Start” training, by 65 primary level students and 20 secondary level students, under the “Active Travel – Mullingar” Project. The successful students received their certificates at an award […]

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The ‘Active Travel Mullingar’ project

The ‘Active Travel Mullingar’ project is made up of 2 separate funded projects, which are being led by Westmeath County Council in partnership with Westmeath Sports Partnership Ltd, the HSE and Waterways Ireland. 1. Mullingar Cycle Network Project This project will deliver 20k of cycle lanes in Mullingar and environs and is progressing under the […]

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