Nearly 200 children under the age of nine were hospitalised due to cycling crashes or accidents last year.

According to freedom of information figures, a further 391 were aged between 10 and 19.

The total across all age-groups was nearly 1,700 - as cyclists needed hospital care due to collisions throughout the country.

Martina Callinan, from Galway Cycling Campaign, says the issue needs to be addressed immediately..

 

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