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Event registration set to open for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2019

The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is back, with registration for the 2019 event opening this Thursday at 12:00PM via their website www.ringofkerrycycle.ie. The cycle takes place on Saturday 6th July. If you’re looking to do something special this summer, why not experience the feeling of taking part in Ireland’s largest single day charity fundraising event? Thousands of leisure...

Cycling Ireland Events Calendar Launched

Cycling Ireland has launched the 2019 Events Calendar. Riders planning to ride one or more than over 700 officially sanctioned events across four broad divisions can access the details on the Cycling Ireland website. The Calendar has been split into four areas: Road Events, Leisure Events, BMX, Off Road and Track Events, and Club League. Riders can filter...

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...

Wheelin’ in the Years 1990’s – Second of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle videos

The organisers of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have created a series of videos celebrating 35 years since the first ever Cycle and have now posted the second video in the series. The second video in the Wheelin' in the Years series focuses on the 90’s and some of the firsts from that decade, such as 1994 which was...

Video released to celebrate 35 years of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (VIDEO)

The organisers of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have created a really nice video series celebrating 35 years since the first ever Cycle and have posted the first video in the series. The videos go through the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s years of the cycle which really showcase how the event began with a couple of lads daring each...

The Col Collective on Monte Zoncolan (VIDEO)

The riders in the Giro d'Italia tackle the incredibly steep Monte Zoncolan today and below is Mike Cotty from The Col Collective's description of the climb. The direct answer to the Vuelta’s a España’s Alto de l’Angliru, it wasn’t until 2003 that the mighty Monte Zoncolan claimed worldwide notoriety when the Giro d’Italia used it for the first time, although...

The Col Collective on the Col de la Madone (VIDEO)

The Col de la Madone on the French Riviera has never been used in the Tour de France, but it is an iconic climb nonetheless due to it being used as a testing ground by pro cyclists to check out their form. The climb features in the latest video from Mike Cotty of The Col Collective and below is...

Dalsnibba, Norway – From fjord to glacier under the midnight sun (VIDEO)

The latest video from The Col Collective is from Norway where Mike Cotty takes on Dalsnibba, a climb with spectacular views in western Norway. Below is Mike’s description of the climb. It's not often that you have scenery as serene as you do when starting the day in Geiranger, a small village in the Møre og Romsdal county of western Norway....

The Col Collective on Sa Calobra (Mallorca) with Fränk Schleck (VIDEO)

With 26 hairpin bends, including its iconic 270° twist right at the very summit, there's little wonder why the road from Sa Calobra to the Coll dels Reis is the most famous on the whole of Mallorca. The climb features in the latest video from The Col Collective where Mike Cotty rode with Fränk Schleck. Below is Mike's description...

The Col Collective on the epic Swiss climbs – Furka, Nufenen & St Gotthard (VIDEO)

The latest video from The Col Collective sees Mike Cotty take on three of the most iconic climbs in Switzerland, all of which stand at over 2,000 metres in altitude, the Furka, Nufenen and St. Gotthard. The Furka Pass with an elevation of 2,429 metres may seem recognisable as it was used as a location in the James Bond...

The Col Collective on the Cormet de Roselend (VIDEO)

The latest video from Mike Cotty of The Col Collective sees him take on the 1,967-metre Cormet de Roselend, a climb which was used for the first time in the Tour de France in 1979. Henk Lubberding was the first rider over the summit in that year's race. Since then, the climb in the Savoie Department in the Alps has been...

Paul Kimmage calls on cyclists to help raise money for The Irish Hospice Foundation

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts nationwide to join him and his daughter Evelyn on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June. The duo will lead the way, covering 600 kilometres across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They...

The Col Collective take on the Col de Pailhères (VIDEO)

The latest video from Mike Cotty of The Col Collective sees him take on a climb which was only used for the first time in the Tour de France in 2003, but since then has been used another four times. It was most recently used in 2013 on the eighth stage when Nairo Quintana was first over the summit. Below...

The Col Collective on the Passo del Mortirolo (VIDEO)

Mike Cotty of The Col Collective has previously taken on some of the most iconic Italian climbs including the Passo dello Stelvio and Passo di Gavia. Now he has decided to visit the Passo del Mortirolo. Below is Mike's description of the climb. Joining the provinces of Sondrio and Brescia in northern Italy, the Passo del Mortirolo is the Giro d’Italia’s...

Entries open for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge

Entries have opened for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, the cyclosportive which takes place over the pavé made famous by the Hell of the North. The 8th edition of the challenge takes place on the 8th of April. The sportive takes place 24 hours before the professionals race, and amateur riders will have the opportunity to test themselves on famous cobbled sections...

The Col Collective Reconnaissance of Stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France

At just 65 kilometres in length, Stage 17 of next year's Tour de France from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan is the shortest road stage in the race in 30 years. Despite it's short distance, it's going to be very tough as the riders will face three climbs - the Montée de Peyragudes, Col de Val Louron-Azet and the Col de Portet...

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