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Denis Toomey with Catherine Walsh after another medal-winning ride at the London Paralympic Games last year.     Having been instrumental in the success of paracycling in Ireland in recent years and become president of Cycling Ireland last year, Denis Toomey has landed a major job for the Rio Paralympics. He has been appointed Chef […]
A few beers are fine this Christmas, but have you examined the calorie count in your tipple and considered a lower-cal drink?   It’s mid December and many of you will have some decent winter miles under your belts by now. But just because you’ve worked hard to improve your condition, it doesn’t mean you […]
They say timing is everything, and that was certainly the case when this cat and cyclist met while both were going flat out on the same stretch of tarmac. In what we think is a junior stage race in South America, a rider is seen in the clip below sprinting away from the start of […]
Philip Deignan rode fantastically in Team Sky’s 2014 kit. Now he and Nicolas Roche will don a new range, with whites and sky blues now a feature.   Team Sky’s riders have been photographed at their training camp in Mallorca wearing some pretty cool new Rapha kit over the past couple of days. And now […]
On the way to winning the Shay Elliott Memorial this year; Damien Shaw is hoping this training routine will bring more big wins (Photo: Stephen McMahon – Sportsfile) For the racing cyclists amongst you, or those who follow the racing scene closely, Damien Shaw will need no introduction. A relative latecomer to cycling, the Mullingar […]
The North can now look forward to a three-year deal with Giro d’Italia owners RCS Sports. Pictured at yesterday’s Gran Fondo announcement in Belfast; Darach McQuaid of Shadetree Sports, Susie McCullough of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Andrea Trabuio of RCS Sport.   Following on from the success of the Grande Partenza of this […]
Not sure good quality carbon fibre frames would snap this easy or look like this inside; a bit scary.   The video below and the set of photos before it should be enough to put you off cheap carbon fibre frames for life. The clip was recorded in the workshop of the BikeWorx store in […]
Bradley Wiggins is set to launch the new Sky-backed pro squad “Team Wiggins” with Irishman and rider agent Andrew McQuaid among the management.   Irish cycling agent Andrew McQuaid is set for a management role with the new development team being launched by Bradley Wiggins. McQuaid, from Co Wicklow, will be a member of a […]
Is the peer pressure around wearing helmets simply ‘group think’ and health and safety gone mad?   British great Chris Boardman caused a storm earlier this year when he appeared in a television item on cycling safety not wearing a helmet. He defended his actions saying helmet wearing only deterred more people from cycling. He […]
A teenager granted bail on condition he is banned from cycling is accused of stealing a number of bikes, including one owned by the Garda.   A judge has banned a 16-year-old boy from cycling as a condition of being granted bail on charges relating to bicycle thefts. The unusual condition was imposed on the […]
They look decidedly strange when fitted to a bike but those who use them swear by them.   We saw the clip below of top Irish rider Bryan McCrystal using power cranks – the first time some of us on stickybottle had ever seen them in action – and felt compelled to share. Unlike the […]
They look decidedly strange when fitted to a bike but those who use them swear by them.   We saw the clip below of top Irish rider Bryan McCrystal using power cranks – the first time some of us on stickybottle had ever seen them in action – and felt compelled to share. Unlike the […]
Having launched an appeal to find a life-saving bone marrow match for Paul Giblin, the response across the country has been staggering. Giblin briefly rode on the Irish paracycling team, competing in the World Championships in Manchester in 2009 where he was pilot on a tandem with Andrew Fitzgerald.     When news broke last […]
With Martyn Irvine and Ryan Mullen looking to both peak at the same time for the Worlds, it looks like Ireland is throwing the kitchen sink at trying to win more medals (Photo: Guy Swarbrick)   Martyn Irvine will be “100 per cent ready to race” at the UCI Track World Cup third round in […]
Aside from the enormous physiological differences that exist between the world’s top cyclists and the rest of us, professional riders do a number of things both on and off the bike that sets them apart. Our roving reporter Brian Canty has spent a lot of time in Giorna, Spain, mingling and sometimes training with the […]
Out on his own: Glenn Kinning takes gold in the elite race at the Ulster Cyclocross Championships today, Sunday.   By far the strongest rider in the province since the cyclocross season began in September, Glenn Kinning has taken the Ulster title in Co Tyrone this afternoon. Riding in the colours of his own Kinning […]
Following a coaching plan for the first time was behind his taking a string of racing wins and simply getting much stronger as a rider, says Ryan Reilly – seen here leading in a photograph by Toby Watson.     Derry youngster Ryan Reilly scored one of the surprise wins of the year when he […]
Peter Hawkins moves clear as the rains pelts the riders on the climbs at the Tour of the Reservoir in the UK in April. His attack took him up to the winning break, and saw him take second on the stage behind team mate Alex Peters; with the pair holding those places through the following […]
Cathal Moynihan (centre) is departing Tralee BC in favour of trying to take his career to a new level with a new team (Photo: George Doyle)     Having lost a number of key riders in recent weeks, the Cork-based Aquablue squad has busied itself rebuilding by signing Olympian Cathal Moynihan. The former rowing international […]
Now is the time of year to start getting serious about losing weight on the bike. You could shed a couple of stone before next spring or summer comes around if you put your head down now. We’ve put together these four pieces of content that should come in very handy. 1. Fat burning video […]


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