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Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge to raise funds for St. James’s Hospital

On Saturday the 20th of May, the 2017 Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge will take place to raise funds for St. James’s Hospital Foundation in Dublin with all proceeds going to the physiotherapy department at the hospital Following on from the success of last years’ event, the cycle will start and finish in the stunning grounds of Russborough House, Co. Wicklow...

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland announces Castelli and NamedSport as sponsors

The 2017 Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI, which will take place on June 4th, has announced famed Italian cycling clothing company Castelli and newcomer Italian nutrition company NamedSport as official sponsors of the event. Last year’s event saw Castelli come on board and produce the official Gran Fondo Jersey, which was included in the registration fee. This will...

Cycling Kerry – A new guide to the best cycling routes in the Kingdom

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400 kilometres of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? Enthusiastic cyclists Donnacha Clifford and David Elton have joined forces to write the first guide to the best cycling routes the Kingdom has to offer. Cycling Kerry (The Collins Press, €14.99)...

Cape Town Cycle Tour cancelled due to extreme winds (VIDEO)

The organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour have made the decision to cancel the event due to extreme winds in the South African city. The organisers cancelled the event this morning and posted an announcement on Twitter saying: "URGENT UPDATE. Due to extreme conditions, CycleTour2017 has regrettably been cancelled. Please do NOT approach the start line." The organisers made the...

Raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland with Stephen Roche at the Tour de Leinster

The fourth annual Tour de Leinster cycle, one of Down Syndrome Ireland's main fundraising events has just opened for registration. This year’s cycle, taking place from Thursday, September 14th to Sunday, September 17th, will cover 600 km over four days. The challenge gives cyclists the chance to cycle with Irish Tour de France and Giro D’italia legend Stephen Roche,...

Registrations open for 2017 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Registration for the 2017 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is now open. The event, now in it’s 34th year, is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists to take on the 180-kilometre route and raise money for charity. To date the Ring of Kerry Cycle has raised over €11.9 million for Kerry...

2017 Sport Ireland Cycle Series launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport

Earlier today Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, TD officially launched the 2017 Sport Ireland Cycle Series (previously known as the An Post Cycle Series). The Cycle Series will continue in 2017 as the Sport Ireland Cycle Series and will continue to be managed by the Local Sports Partnerships who organise the high quality events in...

77 year-old to tackle the complete route of the 2017 Giro d’Italia

In May of this year, Mick Ives will aim to ride the complete route of the Giro d'Italia, covering a distance of 3,400 kilometres in twenty one days. Ives is taking on the challenge to raise money for four different charities It's an incredible feat, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Ives is 77 years old....

16,000 entries sell out for Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive

The organisers of the We Ride Flanders cyclosportive have announced that registrations are officially closed. The event which takes place on Saturday 1 April will see cyclists from 56 different countries take to roads of Flanders to cover various different routes the day before the professionals race the Tour of Flanders. This year entrants had four different options to choose...

Paul Kimmage looking for cyclists to join him on cycle 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 a 600km challenge in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation this June. The duo, along with many others, will be leading the way in the picturesque Porto to Lisbon event and pedalling for the IHF’s Nurses for...

The Col Collective on Pico de las Nieves (VIDEO)

The latest video from The Col Collective sees Mike Cotty take on Pico de las Nieves, which is the highest peak of the island of Gran Canaria, and stands at a height of 1,949 metres above sea level. This is their review of the climb. Only 100km west of Morocco, Gran Canaria is often overlooked in favour of its big...

Iceland – A Surprising Cycle Heaven!? – Presentation from Dublin Cycling Campaign

Dr. Paul Corcoran, Chairperson of Dublin Cycling Campaign, and Dr. Damien Ó Tuama, National Cycling Coordinator are hosting a talk where they will discuss the beauty of cycling in Iceland and will also provide information on the latest developments on the cycle campaigning front in our nearest neighbour to the west of Ireland! The event takes place at 8.00pm Monday...

Entries sell out for the 2017 Mallorca 312

Just six weeks after entries opened, the Mallorca 312-Giant-Taiwan cyclosportive is already fully booked. Next year's event which takes place on April 29th will see 2,000 riders more lining up than in previous editions. The 6,500 riders that will participate in the eight edition of the Mallorca 312 will face 312 kilometres with 5,050 metres of climbing in less...

Sean Kelly backs proposed hotel in Wicklow aimed at cycling tourists

Sean Kelly has given his support to a proposed hotel development by Johnny Ronan in Co. Wicklow which will be aimed at attracting cycling tourists, according to a report in The Sunday Independent. Two-time Rás winner and former Irish international Philip Cassidy has also provided his support to the application. According to the report, Kelly has written a letter of...

48 Hairpin Bends by Night – A film about descending the Stelvio with no handlebars

'48 Hairpin Bends by Night' is the story of Giuliano Calore and one of his final attempts to become part of the history of cycling. The Italian - who we posted an article about earlier this year - decided to take on the tricky descent of the Passo Stelvio with its 48 hairpin bends, on a bike with...

The Col Collective on the Colle delle Finestre (VIDEO)

The latest video from The Col Collective sees Mike Cotty take on the Colle delle Finestre, the 2178-metre climb in the Cottian Alps, in the Italian region of Piemonte. The climb has only featured in the Giro d'Italia three times with its first appearance in 2005. However, it has already developed a fearsome reputation, not only for its average gradient...

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Nicolas Roche named on Team Sunweb’s Tour de France line-up

Nicolas Roche has been included in the Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour de France which starts in Nice on the 29th of August....

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