Press Release: FORS backs safety at Ciclovia Belfast 2018

Press Release: FORS backs safety at Ciclovia Belfast 2018

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, will again participate at this year’s Ciclovia event in Belfast, to drive home its safety message and to help give cyclists a clearer perspective on road safety, particularly with respect to commercial vehicles.

Ciclovia Belfast is a community event that will see part of the city centre closed off to motor vehicles, allowing cyclists and families to use traffic-free roads and to encourage healthier living. The event, which will take place on Sunday 7 October in the heart of the city, is a Health and Community based initiative and will be the third year in succession that FORS has played a supporting role.

The ‘cycle freeway’ will allow cyclists of all ages and abilities to cycle on a traffic free route and with a number of activities planned at two ‘hubs’; Belfast City Hall and Botanic Gardens, both from 9.30am.

FORS will again display a truck kindly loaned by FORS Silver Member, Deighan Transport. Company boss, Seamus Deighan, will also be present to show cyclists exactly what a truck driver sees from the cab, and in so doing demonstrate the dangers of cycling in proximity to commercial vehicles. 0Z6A5222

“Ciclovia Belfast gives us a fantastic opportunity to meaningfully engage with cyclists here in Northern Ireland,” said Peter Morrow, FORS Manager – Northern Ireland. “Our key message is one of safety – for vulnerable road users as well as our members – and here we can provide a first-hand demonstration of the dangers that are present everyday on the road. We’re also delighted to be in a position to affect the public’s appreciation of commercial vehicles and the vital role they play in our towns and cities.”

For more information about Ciclovia Belfast, please see the website: http://www.cicloviabelfast.com