FORS gives cyclists new perspective for Ciclovia Belfast 2016

28/10/2016

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FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, will be a highly visible presence in the Northern Ireland capital at Ciclovia Belfast, the community event which closes part of the city to motor vehicles to allow cyclists, and especially families, to use traffic-free roads and to encourage healthier living.

Ciclovia Belfast, which is free to attend, is a Health and Community based initiative and will take place on 30 October 2016 in the heart of the city of Belfast. The ‘cycle freeway’ will allow cyclists from across Belfast and beyond, of all ages and abilities, to cycle on a traffic free route from Botanic Gardens to Belfast City Hall.

Kindly loaned by FORS Member Deighan Transport, FORS will display a top-spec DAF XF 6x2 tractor unit. Company boss, Seamus Deighan will also be on hand to provide families, particularly children, with a unique opportunity to experience precisely what a truck driver sees from the cab, and in so doing demonstrate the dangers of approaching trucks when cycling on the road.

Peter Morrow, FORS Manager – Northern Ireland, says, “FORS is dedicated to promoting best practice for commercial vehicle operators of all descriptions, ensuring that journeys are safer for all road users. Ciclovia Belfast,” he says, “is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with the public, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to help educate cyclists and other road users on the importance of safe cycling.  We’ll also be demonstrating how FORS encourages drivers and fleets to strive for the highest standards of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.”

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



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