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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 […]
Living on a diet of foods regarded by society as healthy, and within recommended daily sugar levels, resulted in weight gain, mood swings and the first signs of fatty liver for Australian actor and director Damon Gameau.   Known to the Irish public as chef Geoff Mitchell from the RTE television drama ‘Raw’ (above), Australian […]
  Having joined An Post-Chainreaction as a 19-year-old, Robert Jon McCarthy is grateful to the Irish-backed squad but said life could be challenging; seen here winning the opening stage of the Rás into Roscommon in May (Photo: Ramsey Cardy – Sportsfile)     By Brian Canty Former An Post-Chainreaction rider, Robert-Jon McCarthy has said while […]
Avoiding these mistakes while out training this winter will make you a better rider and help you get more from your efforts.     Irrespective of our experience levels on a bike or our level of fitness, we all make obvious mistakes. More often than not it’s because we take things for granted or we’re […]
This 30-minute documentary brilliantly captures the battle of man against himself, trying desperately to make the time cut after days of pain during the 2,200km Race Around Ireland. German rider Michael Hange looks absolutely shattered, and his support crew more than a bit spooked, in the latter stages of this piece by Julius Besner. With […]
When the people who make Xbox entered an international competition to design a bike that would meet the challenges of modern life, their ‘Denny’ mount emerged the winner. It has some fantastic features. But the other four finalists are pretty cool too.   The Denny The winning bike was the product of two Seattle-based companies; […]
Mark Cassidy talks to stickybottle about this dramatic set of photos capturing the agony of his crashing out of the Rás with the yellow jersey on his back 25 years after his father won the race.   In a new series exploring some of the most striking photography depicting Irish riders, Brian Canty talks to […]
  Dublin City Council has just ordered the first of these Bike Hangars for trial on the streets of the capital. They are manufactured in the UK by the cycling infrastructure company Cyclehoop. Their introduction to Dublin follows the huge success of the hangars in London. They have been installed by homeowners on the section […]
The Cork-based Aquablue team may have seen the departure of Keith Gater and Robin Kelly but it has added to its already very strong roster with the signing of Chris Reilly; seen here in the climbers’ jersey at the Suir Valley Three Day (Photo: Sean Rowe)   Following the departures of national veteran champion Keith […]
An early season illness was to stalk Jack Sadler throughout 2014, but the former junior international is now ready and willing having signed for the Belgian Continental 3M team (Photo – Larry Hickmott – VeloUk.net)     By Brian Canty Jack Sadler is the second Irish rider to be confirmed a 3M rider recent weeks, […]
Pro cyclists look like they have a very glamorous lifestyle, right? They have tanned and lean bodies. And they jet all over the world to pit themselves against their peers. It all plays out before huge TV audiences on the hardest climbs in the most beautiful countries. What’s not to love? The fans adore them […]
  Here’s four really strong, very different images about how the car dominates our world at the expense of everyone in it, including cyclists.   Don’t look down; how people tip toe around the mighty car in the modern urban landscape.   Latvian cyclists make their point on how much space a car occupies versus […]
Bono’s bike crash was much worse than first anticipated; with his bones and face smashed up, requiring two major surgeries.     U2’s Bono has had three metal plates and 18 screws inserted into his elbow following a fall from his bike in New York’s Central Park last Sunday. The smash, downplayed by the band […]
After a very successful stint in Merrion Square last year, the Irish Cycling Show is back to where it all began and with a new date.   Following the success of its move to Merrion Square to coincide with last May’s Giro d’Italia finish in Dublin, the Irish Cycling Show will return to the RDS […]
A cyclist has been left critically ill after being hit by a Dublin bus in the south of the city.     Gardai have appealed for anyone who witnessed a traffic collision that has left a cyclist critically ill to come forward with information. The female cyclist was hit by a bus in south Dublin […]
Taking no breakfast and using only water on a training ride can help bring about the benefits of much longer winter base training spins, says nutritionist and coach Beth McCluskey.   Former international rider turned coach and nutritionist, Beth McCluskey of Peak Endurance Coaching says while winter base training is the bedrock of the form […]
VC Glendale has secured a fantastic new west Belfast venue for this weekend’s cyclocross encounter.   Right in the middle of urban Belfast, the Falls Road is the newest venue for the Ulster Cyclocross Series, with round 8 set to take place there this Sunday. The racing is being promoted by the ever active VC […]
On the front, getting the condition right: Peter O’Gorman trained 20 hours a week and thought he was in the condition of his life only to be struck down by a stroke due to a heart valve infection. Deep in the middle of the Rás bubble last May, former international rider turned manager of the […]

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