An appraisal of the needs of cyclists

This survey is part of an MSc research project that Cycling Ireland are carrying out in partnership with SETU, Ulster University and Northern Regional College.  Cycling Ireland is keen to hear from non-members and anyone involved in cycling across the island of Ireland.

An appraisal of the needs of cyclists along the developmental continuum​​​​​​​

Please see below for the full information. After reading the information, if you would like to take part in the survey (which takes approximately 10 minutes) then please click on this link

What is the purpose of the study?

The proposed study aims to conduct an appraisal of the needs of cyclists along the developmental continuum in an aim to:

  1. inform and/or align pre-existing models developed by Cycling Ireland with a view to aid in the creation of a new participant development model (should one not already exist).
  2. Understand the key transition points and the support structures needed to ensure continued participation at these junctions.

Why have I been contacted?

  1. You have been contacted about this study as a member of Cycling Ireland

What do I have to do?

  1. Within this study there will be data collected via an online questionnaire. You will be required to complete a questionnaire which can be completed online. The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and consists of three main components: Participation, Development, Structures.

Risks and/or disadvantages?

  1. As you are required to only answer questions there shall be no risk involved whilst participating in this study. However, if there is a question you are not willing to answer you are not obligated and not having a comment is acceptable. All IP tracking will be turned off for the purpose of the online survey.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

  1. This survey is anonymous and IP tracking has been turned off. Data will be held securely and in the strictest of confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). Freedom of Information legislation will allow access to certain non-personal or generalized data. This study has been reviewed by the Ethics Committee of the School of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee, SETU WIT. If you would like further information about this study please contact Dr Jean Mc Ardle, [email protected], 051 302162

Thank you for taking part in our survey. Please take your time reading and answering the questions. There are no right or wrong answers.

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