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Get used to doing these really simple and fast stretches and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel; it will help you become a better rider.   Most cyclists put a huge amount of time into training to get stronger. And we tweak our bike positions constantly to make use more aero, more […]
As the calendar year draws to a close, we look back on what we regard as the top 10 performances by Irish riders abroad during 2014. The number of Irish riders now capable of top international results is at unprecedented levels. Indeed, it is a mark of the volume of top road races won and […]
Liam Mulcahy and daughter Sophie who passed away aged 8 years last month. The charity campaigner has just been robbed for the second time this year.     Well known charity campaigner and cycling enthusiast, Liam Mulcahy has been targeted by thieves just one month after the death of his eight-year-old daughter Sophie, who had […]
Rising Irish star Sam Bennett will have a completely new look next year as his team changes name, colour scheme and bike sponsor.   Having competed for the first time at ProContinental level in the blue of NetApp-Endura in 2014, Sam Bennett will ride for the same outfit next year. The squad has taken on […]
Here’s five things to focus on right now, or in coming weeks, towards becoming a better rider by next spring.     While the racing and sportive season may be over and the next one still several months away, there are plenty of things we can do right now towards becoming better bike riders by […]
Here’s five things to focus on right now, or in coming weeks, towards becoming a better rider by next spring.     While the racing and sportive season may be over and the next one still several months away, there are plenty of things we can do right now towards becoming better bike riders by […]
The latest cyclist death in a Dublin road crash means fatalities so far this year are more than double all of last year.     The number of cyclists killed on the roads of the Republic has now reached 11 so far this year after it emerged a woman hit by a bus last week […]
Despite taking some huge wins this year, Bryan McCrystal said he will need to change his training if he is to realise his goal of winning a stage race (Photo: Dc Images)     By Brian Canty Bryan McCrystal has said the win that gave him most pleasure this year was his final stage victory […]
These are just being launched in Ireland and could prove a game changer, especially in towns and cities.   It’s just about to arrive on the Irish market. And if it caught on, it really could change the way we move around; especially in the urban environment. The Airwheel is a self balancing electric unicycle; […]
Familiar sight: Glenn Kinning comes home for victory at the end of the massively successful inaugural Falls Park outing in Belfast (Photo: Toby Watson)     Glenn Kinning has concluded the Ulster Cyclocross Series for the year with another victory, this time taking the chequered flag alone in Falls Park, Belfast. The Kinning Cycles man […]
A veteran of the road and cyclocross scenes, Anthony Doyle says the urge to compete keeps him going year-round (Photo: Sean Rowe)     By Brian Canty Anthony Doyle may be heading for the autumn of his career but the veteran Wexford rider says there’s life in the old dog yet. The VeloRevolution man took […]
Very few riders like washing their bikes after winter spins, but this clip takes us through a five minute routine for keeping your machine sparkling clean.   This short clip does exactly what it says on the tin; takes us through a five minute routine using soapy water to wash your bike. Nobody wants to […]
“Teams look at my age and think, ‘nope he’s too old, and he won’t get any better’” – Mark Dowling sounds frustrated but is still determined to have a big year in 2015. Pictured winning the final stage of the Suir Valley Three Day and wrapping up overall victory (Photo: Dc Images)     By […]
Dylan O’Brien is departing the youth and junior rider-focused Kanturk in favour of a new squad with an impeccable record in the senior peloton. Pictured above by Sean Rowe at the World Championships this year.     By Brian Canty One of the top juniors in the country this year, Dylan O’Brien is hoping a […]
The organisers of the Tour of Ulster have unveiled a tough race route and ambitious plans to make the race more international. Rás Mumhan is also shaping up as an epic Easter battle; above last year’s Tour of Ulster winner Damien Shaw in stage win mode.     The 2015 editions of two of the […]
Breakfast is the most important meal of your day. Here’s Simon Richardson’s take on the ideal pre-ride breakfast. This power breakfast consists of porridge with a twist. This was Simon’s breakfast of choice throughout his professional career, and now he’s sharing his secret to success with us. If you want slow release carbohydrates, the power […]
Having endured a tough year with An Post-Chainreaction, the United States beckons for Marcus Christie; a scene where he believes his ability against the watch can be instrumental.   Marcus Christie has spoken of his relief at getting snapped up by the American-based Bissell-ABG-Giant team for 2015. Based in the city of Indianapolis three hours […]
With a string of wins under his belt at home, a victory in France and a growing number of appearances for Ireland, Daniel Stewart is hoping for a big year in 2015 (Photo: Andréa Quémener)     By Brian Canty Irish international Daniel Stewart is hoping for a big year in 2015 as he joins […]
While cyclist road deaths are well covered in the media, the huge increase in cyclists being injured will come as a surprise to many.     The new head of the Road Safety Authority, Liz O’Donnell has said a report compiled by her organisation which has yet to be published has found an exponential increase […]
Everyone is getting stuck into winter training at this time of year to try to get into shape, shed some weight or to work towards sportive or racing goals. But while it’s great to see so many cyclists on the roads across the country, everyone from novices to top internationals can get carried away or […]

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