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Pieta 100 cycle to take place on eve of World Suicide Prevention Day

Now in its fourth year, the Pieta 100 will this year take place at one location on September 9th, the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day. The cycle is support of Pieta House, a centre in Dublin which helps people in suicidal distress. Since 2015, over 4,200 participants have saddled up to take on the Pieta 100 Cycle challenge, riding...

Helyx Bike – The twin steer bike launched on Kickstarter (VIDEO)

We previously posted an article about a pedal powered four-seat Vauxhall Corsa and the developer of that machine - James Roberts - has now invented a twin steer bike which he has launched on Kickstarter. Helyx bike features both front and back wheel steering and according to Robert, "they have developed multiple prototypes to get the bike handling just right....

Le Ride – A documentary on the 1928 Tour de France to be released on VOD (Video)

Critically acclaimed documentary feature film LE RIDE starring Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’ ten-time Emmy® award-winning show “The Amazing Race”, will be released on VOD and all platforms in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Northern Ireland on June 25th 2018, Kew Media has announced. LE RIDE follows the story of the first English-speaking team to ride in the toughest...

Victory Chimp Launch New Kit Collections on Kickstarter

Northern Irish cycle clothing firm Victory Chimp will expand their popular performance sock range with two new kit collections, Ogham and Stampen, just launched on Kickstarter. The two collections are across four colourways for both Men and Women. Comprising jersey, bib shorts, gilet, arm warmers, base layer, cap, buff and socks, the kits are available in Kickstarter exclusive bundles...

Dublin Cycling Campaign looking to create car-free Sundays in the Irish capital

Dublin Cycling Campaign are looking to create car-free Sundays in the Irish capital every week to "allow pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the city centre without the noise, pollution, and danger of motor vehicles." The advocacy group has launched a petition on Uplift and at the time of writing had received over 1,200 of the target 2,000 signatures. The aim...

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka launch #1000GirlsOnBikes campaign

Last year, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka used the 100th Giro d’Italia as inspiration for their campaign to raise funds to get 100 girls on bikes. This year, the campaign is bolder, aiming to impact the lives of 1000 girls and women over the next two months. Their #1000GirlsOnBikes campaign supports the Qhubeka Charity’s aim to distribute 50% of bicycles...

Santini unveil new jersey to mark Stephen Roche’s 1987 World Championships win

Italian cycling clothing brand Santini have released a new jersey and shorts to mark Stephen Roche's win at the UCI Road World Championships in Villach, Austria in 1987 which completed a remarkable triple crown of victories that season. The new clothing is part of their Grandi Campioni Collection. That year, the Dubliner became only the second rider alongside Eddy Merckx...

Groningen looking to achieve clean urban distribution through using cargo bikes (VIDEO)

The Dutch city of Groningen is looking to achieve zero emission city logistics by 2025 and their solution to achieve this reduction in emissions is "de bakfiets". The word "bakfiets" (which means "box bike" in Dutch) is alternatively used to either describe cargo bikes in general or a Long John which is a freight bicycle with the cargo area in...

Saudi Arabia holds its first ever bicycle race for women (VIDEO)

The first bike race for women in Saudi Arabia took place recently with 47 women lining up to take part. The race was held last week to mark World Health Day and took place at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. The race was organised by the Saudi General Authority for Sports and competitors faced a 10-kilometre course. It was...

Why Isn’t Cycling Normal in London?

"Why isn't cycling normal in London? Is it to do with the way the streets were built? Or is something embedded in our culture? Or is a complicated and nuanced mixture of the two combined with several other surprisingly interesting factors"

Irish teacher edges closer to record for oldest person to cycle around the world

Dermot Higgins, a retired teacher from North County Dublin, is closing in on the world record for becoming the oldest person to cycle around the world. The 55 year-old has completed the bulk of the journey and is due to arrive in Washington DC just before St Patrick’s Day and he will then continue on to New York City where...

New Zealand company offers up to $10 per day to staff who cycle to work

A company in Christchruch, New Zealand is offering employees an incentive to cycle to work and to help move away from over reliance on cars. Advertising agency Make Collective will give staff $5 a day if they cycle to and from work and if they cycle more than half their annual work days, the amount will double to $10 a...

Road Safety Authority produce advert promoting safe passing distances for cyclists

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) in Ireland have produced a new advert which calls on motorists to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on urban and rural roads. The campaign aims to educate motorists on recommended minimum passing distances. The message is clear, give a 1 metre clearance when over taking a cyclist in areas of 50km/h and under...

Minimum Passing Distance Legislation passed in Ireland

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. today announced that he will legislate for Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) in order to make Irish roads safer for cyclists. In line with best international practice, this will entail a MPD of 1 metre on roads with a speed limit not exceeding 50 km/h and 1.5 metres on all...

Custom bike designed for drifting on ice and snow (VIDEO)

If it's icy where you live and you can't get out training, maybe this bike is what you need. ideas2cycles designed a custom bicycle specifically for drifting on ice and snow. The frame is welded from lightweight aluminium alloy tubing and the unique frame geometry gives an optimal weight distribution and handling on slippery surfaces. The bike is paired with...

How you can support the Minimum Passing Distance Legislation campaign in Ireland

In February, a bill will be voted on by members of the Dáil and Seanad (the lower and upper houses of the Irish legislature) that would make a minimum passing distance enforceable by law, when motorists are overtaking cyclists. The Road Traffic Bill will be considered by the Oireachtas Transport Committee on Wednesday 7th February 2018. The MPDL (Minimum Passing Distance...

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Irish time trial champion Ryan Mullen extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo have confirmed that Ryan Mullen has re-signed with the team for two more years. The 25-year-old Irishman secured his fourth time trial national...

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