Extract from letter to Irish Times, Wed 9th May 2007, from MICHAEL O'SHEA, Chief Executive, Irish Heart Foundation:
"Irish society is experiencing increasing levels of obesity year on year. This is a serious health issue for our society. Regular exercise is a major contributory factor to reducing excess body weight. Cycling is enjoyable, beneficial and environmentally friendly - so we should be investing heavily in safe cycle lanes throughout our towns and cities and encouraging significant numbers to cycle - especially in the beautiful spring sunshine. - Yours, etc,"
MICHAEL O'SHEA, Chief Executive, Irish Heart Foundation, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Further details from the Irish Heart Foundation ->
Physical Activity, Young People and the Physical Environment