National Bicycle Ride 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, Transport Malta organized the National Bicycle Ride on 21st September, Independence Day.  The aim of this event is to raise awareness that road users can share the road with cyclists and that every cyclist on the road is one less car in traffic. As part of the ride, five lucky participants won a cash grant to purchase a pedelec in a draw that was held after the ride. While ten participants were selected to win €100 vouchers to be spent on cycling equipment.

This initiative is part of European Mobility Week, a campaign launched annually by the European Commission to promote sustainable mobility at locality level.  Each year, the campaign is held between the 16th and 22nd September.  Activities to promote sustainable transport are held every day throughout the week with the peak being the 22nd where Europe joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Car Free Day.  On the day, people all over the world are encouraged, for just one day, to make use of alternative means of transport to get to their destinations. 

Malta joined the festivities this year and the focus of the event took place at the Strand Sliema.  Other events were held throughout the entire week including in Mqabba, Ħad-Dingli, Għarb, Ħal Safi, St Paul’s Bay and Ħaż-Żebbug.