Cycling-themed stamp redesigned to promote accessibility of riding a bike

Picture of cyclist wearing hi-vis jacket riding at dusk didn't represent a "regular view of cyclists", according to Cycling Ireland CEO

The change may be subtle, but a concern raised by Cycling Ireland over the image used on a postage stamp has led to a complete redesign by An Post.

The original design depicted a cyclist wearing a hi-visibility jacket at dusk - something that Cycling Ireland believed didn't represent a regular view of cyclists in the country.

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Cycling Ireland requested that An Post use a picture of a rider in the daytime wearing bright clothing, with CI chief executive Geoff Liffey saying that cyclists without a helmet or hi-vis jacket in the daytime was a "more regular view of cyclists".

"It's about trying to normalise cycling," he told the Irish Independent.

"Not all cyclists wear a helmet - while we would recommend it, it's not the law."

A series of four stamps entitled Cycling in Ireland is due to be released in August.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.