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No Rio Olympics for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) has told BBC Sport that he is unlikely to race the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He said, “It’s not 100 percent I’m not doing the Olympics, but it’s difficult, It probably won’t happen, if I’m honest. I’ve got a road job.” Cavendish added, “The road race doesn’t suit me. The time trial, well, I’m not a...

The Bicycle C4 Equinox 1989

A great documentary by the Equinox team for Channel 4 from 1989. It's 50 minutes long so save this one for lunchtime viewing.

This is the future of indoor training

A glimpse of the ebove™ B1 Real Motion bike, developed by Norwegian tech start-up Activetainment. The bike uses real motion to move along multiple dimensions, giving unparalleled realism in use. This can be coupled with a virtual reality headset to give the ultimate (for now) sense of realism. And as you would expect you can compete against yourself or...

Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 feature from the Matt Cooper show

The Stayin' Alive at 1.5 campaign is going from strength to strength, and yesterday evening, The Last Word with Matt Cooper featured Noel Gibbons of Mayo County Council and Phil Skelton, the man behind the campaign. The aim of the campaign is to pursue the adoption of a law that requires motorists to give cyclists 1.5 metres clearance when passing...

“This move is something I’ve wanted for a long time” Nicolas Roche on his move to Team Sky

Team Sky have published an interview with one of their new recruits for the 2015 season, Nicolas Roche, who speaks about his first impressions of the teams, aims for the season and his friendship with Philip Deignan. Below is the interview.   One of six new rider arrivals over the winter, Roche has quickly settled into the team as he enters...

What should you do if you get hit by a car while on your bike?

Grist senior editor Greg Hanscom gets blindsided by a Honda, yells, bleeds, and bikes off. He then visits the local Police department to find out what he should have done in the situation.  Have you been in this situation yourself?  What did you do?

“The professionalism of the team provides a mental boost” Jens Vandenbogaerde, An Post’s new signing

New signing for the An Post - Chain Reaction team, Jens Vandenbogaerde, has spoken to cyclingsite.be about his move to the Irish team, and his hopes for next season. The Belgian is particularly strong against the clock, winning the Belgian U23 time trial championship last year, and hopes for more good performances in time trials this year. He spoke about his...

Grid order for Irish Cross Champs

Grid order is based on finishing places in both the Fixx Supercross Cup and the Ulster league. (see code on right of person eg 1F, 1U) Senior Men Row 1 Robin Seymore Team WORC 1F Darnell Moore Caldwell Cycles 1 U Sean O’Tuaithuail Bray Wheelers 2F Glenn Kinning East Antrim CC 2U Evan Ryan Team WORC 3F Barry Kellett Dromara 3U Sean Feeney DLCO/Scott 4F Graham Boyd XMTB McConvey...

Start list for Irish National Cyclocross Championships

Hot off the press is the start list for this weekends Irish Cross Champs.  Use the tabs at the bottom to change categories.  

Stayin’ Alive at 1.5

An article today in the Irish Times is highlighting the need to introduce a law which would see drivers having to give 1.5 meters of space between them and a cyclist if they need to overtake them. There has been a strong ongoing campaign by Wexford cyclist Phil Skelton which is based on the Australian campaign which is...

Samuel Sanchez to line up in Spanish cyclo cross championships

Samuel Sanchez will line up in the Spanish cyclo cross championships this weekend in Gijón. Sanchez took part in three cyclocross races in December and won in his last race for BMC on December 28. In the race next Sunday, Sanchez will race for the MMR Bikes team. The 36 year old Spaniard will announce in the coming days...

Do you use a bike to commute?

If so take a look at this video were Daniele Quercia tells a story about how a random route change one day led him on a voyage of discovery. Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? In this video he demos “happy maps” that take into account not...

First look at Dan Martin’s new Cannondale-Garmin jersey at team launch

The launch of the 2015 Cannondale-Garmin team took place last night in the IAC building in New York City. The team’s official 2015 kit was unveiled at the launch. The team members at the launch were Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe Dombrowski and Ted King along with CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

Boonen, Devolder and Lefevere suspected of tax evasion

Het Nieuwsblad has reported that Tom Boonen, Stijn Devolder and Etixx-Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere are suspected of tax fraud and must appear in court. A Kortrijk prosecutor has been investigating alleged tax evasion of the cyclists and Lefevre, and thefraud is said to involve "significant amounts". "It is a complex fraud scheme that was set up with the...

How bikes took over Dublin

Here is a really good info graphic showing the incredible growth of cycling in Dublin over the past few years. This image was created by Tracey Solicitors

New on-the-spot fines for cyclists to be introduced to Ireland this year

On-the-spot fines for cyclists are set to be introduced to Ireland this year. Fines of around €50 being handed down to cyclists who break red lights, cycle the wrong way on roads or mount footpaths. According to The Irish Independent, The Department of Transport has confirmed that the heads of the Bill providing for such cycling offences will be published...

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Eurosport to Broadcast Rás na mBan Highlights This Sunday

TV Highlights of this year’s Rás na mBan will be televised on Eurosport One this coming Sunday, 15th September, at 1pm. The half hour...

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