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Why are just 25pc of cyclists female?

AN INTERNATIONAL conference will be held in Trinity College this Friday to establish why only one in four Irish cyclists are female.

The conference will be held by Dublin Cycling Campaign, who have been lobbying since 1993 to make Dublin a bicycle friendly city.

It will consist of more than 100 participants -- with speakers and delegates travelling from 12 countries.

They will try to determine why latest Census figures show that less than 25pc of cyclists in Ireland are female, in comparison to other countries such as the Netherlands where the figure is 55pc

The conference will be the flagship event of National Bike Week, which began last Sunday and will run till the June 24.

It will be formally opened by Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport Leo Varadkar TD, and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Andrew Montague, will offer his vision of the future.