News

MARTYN IRVINE SIGNS FOR MADISON-GENESIS

Following on from his departure from United Healthcare, it has been announced today that Martyn Irvine is joining the UK-based Madison Genesis team. Also signing for the team is former An Post-Chain Reaction rider Mark McNally who won the 2014 Tour of Britain mountains classification, while Dominic Jelfs has been retained by the team. Irvine has endured a difficult season,...

Complete a survey on bike theft and win a bike from the Dublin Cycling Campaign

Dublin Cycling Campaign would like you to complete their survey on bike theft in the city. The aim is to use the information provided in helping them to design a plan, in conjunction with the Gardai, City Council, City Planners and the bike trade, to tackle the problem. Also, they have some spot prizes for those who complete the survey including Trek hybrid...

Teams withdraw from the Tour of Rwanda due to Ebola fears – despite no recorded cases in the country

The New Times in Rwanda have reported that the organisers of the Tour of Rwanda are very disappointed with the news that three teams scheduled to start the race this weekend have cried off due to fears of the Ebola virus. This is despite the fact that there have not been any recorded cases of Ebola in the country. The...

Junior Tour of Ireland Trust Fund established

There has been continuing support for the Junior Tour of Ireland since the news emerged that the organisers may struggle to host the 2015 edition. Yesterday evening, Alice Sherratt released the following statement announcing the establishment of a Trust Fund, and details of three sportives being organised to help support the race. We will publish more details about these...

Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

A Dutch project that integrates solar panels into a bike commuter path will officially open this week, on a special roadway outside Amsterdam. Power generated by the SolaRoad's panels will be funneled into the national energy grid. The project in the town of Krommenie is being called the world's first public road that includes embedded solar cells. The crystalline silicon...

Peter Sagan video highlights of 2014 season

Sagan started the 2014 season at the Tour de San Luis, where he finished second on the final stage. Then he competed at Dubai Tour, where he took second and third place stage finishes; he lost out to Marcel Kittel on both occasions. He finished second at Strade Bianche again, this time he was defeated by Michał Kwiatkowski. The...

“It will be one of the hardest trials of my life” – Thomas Dekker to attempt the Hour Record

Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Sharp) is the latest rider to attempt to break the Hour Record. He has announced that he will make his attempt in the spring, and therefore won't be racing on the road in the opening months of the season, as he concentrates all his efforts for his Hour attempt. The Hour Record has had a new lease of...

Peter Hawkins signs for Belgian team

Peter Hawkins (Madison-Genesis) is moving back to Belgium for the 2015 season. He has signed for the PCT Tomacc team, where he will race alongside fellow Ulsterman Marc Potts. Hawkins has spent the last three seasons with UK teams, having been with IG Sigma Sport in 2012 and 2013, and Madison-Genesis this season. He raced in Belgium earlier in his...

Philippe Gilbert stars in Red Bull Velodux

Over the weekend, former World Road Race champion Philippe Gilbert took part in the inaugural Red Bull Velodux. The race can be best described as an urban cyclo-cross through the streets of Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland. Amongst the others taking part was World Mountain Bike champion Julien Absalon as well as other top mountain bikers and cyclo-cross riders. Check out the...

Monthly Public Meeting – Can Ireland learn from the Netherlands

Can Ireland learn from the Netherlands? If you're in Dublin why not pop along to this meeting tonight. Freelance journalist Cian Ginty from IrishCycle.com and Cycling In Dublin will give a talk on his recent study tour in the Netherlands and what can Ireland learn from a country that is synonymous with day to day cycling. Mon 10 November 2014...

How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions...

François Gissy Bicycle World Record 207 mph – 333 km/h

This is just what you need on those lazy Monday morning commutes after a busy weekend. Watch Frenchman Francois Gissy beat his previous record of 177mph at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France.

Cyclo-cross action from Ruddervoorde

Check out the latest Superprestige action from Round 3 of the competition. Here's a video of the complete race yesterday.

Tour de France winner weds

2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wed Michelle Cound in South Africa, having gotten engaged early last year. He met Cound in 2009 through his team-mate at the time, Daryl Impey. Froome sent a tweet earlier today with the message "The most perfect day... I feel like the luckiest man alive"

Arnaud Démare is the latest cyclist to race against a horse

Following on from the likes of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo), the latest cyclist to take on the challenge of racing against a horse is Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). The French champion took to the start line against Ubera Diem which was pulling a sulky driven by Pierre Vercruysse. The race took place last Friday at Vincennes Hippodrome and you...

Cycling Ireland Membership Awards

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here:  http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-membership-awards-voting-opens/414  // Below is information on the various categories and nominees.   VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC                 Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...

TOP STORIES THIS WEEK

Daryl Impey wins back-to-back titles at the Tour Down Under

South African Daryl Impey has created history today, becoming the first male to win back-to-back Tour Down Under titles with a third-place finish on...

STAY CONNECTED

55,596FansLike
26,507FollowersFollow
50SubscribersSubscribe