Cyclist.ie – The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network – is primarily a federation of the affiliated urban cycling or walking campaigns groups in Ireland. Greenway promotional groups may also be members. These collectively comprise the groups listed under Regional Cycling Promotion Groups (RCPGs). Various bicycle festivals and the ‘Wind in Their Hair’ movement are also associated with the organisation.
Cyclist.ie has close working arrangements with An Taisce – The Irish National Trust – which provides office space and administrative back-up to our National Cycling Coordinator and Cycling Ireland (with 35,000 members) which provides grant-in-aid to our advocacy work on behalf of all cyclists.
Each RCPG nominates up to two delegates who collectively comprise The Council, the governing body of the federation. The Council meets formally at least twice per year. An Executive Committee of up to six nominees runs the organisation on a daily basis with the National Cycling Coordinator in attendance. The Executive meets by means of video-conference calls on a monthly basis or as required.
Cyclist.ie is a membership-based organisation. The individual campaigns collectively have in excess of 700 members.