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

The Col de la Madeleine is the latest climb to be taken on by Mike Cotty of The Col Collective. Here's his take on it. From the north the Col de la Madeleine is a daunting prospect. Over 26 kilometres in length and climbing up to 2,000 metres elevation certainly doesn’t take an Einstein brain to work out it’s...

Watch Bradley Wiggins World Hour Record attempt – LIVE at 6.15pm BST

Bradley Wiggins will today attempt to break the UCI Hour World Record of countryman Alex Dowsett. Dowsett set the record at 52.937km last month in Manchester. Wiggins will make his attempt in the Olympic Velodrome in London. Many fans and commentators have outlined that they expect the Londoner to break the record, and distances of up to 55 kilometres...

The Perfect Hour: A brief history of the one-hour cycling record (VIDEO)

Tomorrow, Bradley Wiggins will attempt to break the World Hour Record, and in advance of his attempt, Suze Clemitson and Michael Hutchinson talk about the history of the Hour Record in the below video from The Guardian. They talk about the various riders who have broken the record down through the years, including Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Chris Boardman and...

UCI and WADA terminate CAS case concerning Roman Kreuziger

The UCI has announced that they along with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have dismissed the biological passport-related anti-doping case against Roman Kreuziger. In August of last year, the UCI had given Kreuziger a provisional suspension based on his anomalies in his biological passport. This followed on from his team, Tinkoff-Saxo, excluding him from their Tour de France line-up after...

The Impossible Hour – Ole Ritter’s World Hour Record Attempt (VIDEO)

In advance of Bradley Wiggins' attempt to break the World Hour Record on Sunday, The Impossible Hour, a film from Danish director Jorgen Leth is well worth a look. Leth, renowned for making A Sunday in Hell, the brilliant documentary about Paris-Roubaix, decided to make a film about the attempt by his compatriot, Ole Ritter, to regain the World Hour...

Why Cyclists Are Using Helmet Cameras (VIDEO)

Recently cars and trucks have started to use dash cameras for safety reasons but cyclists have been using them for the past few years to record their journeys for both prosperity and also for safety reasons. Modern cameras loop record so you only need to download the content if an incident occurs. YouTube user 4ChordsNoNet has been one of...

Claudio previews the 2015 Fort William Downhill track

Our favorite course commentator follows World Champion Manon Carpenter down the oldest and longest track on the world cup circuit. Claudio has the advantage that he had already walked the course but Manon is riding it blind.

Alan McCormack talks about his career and Schwinn from ’88 (VIDEO)

This is a nice video from The Pro's Closet of Irish ex-professional Alan McCormack talking about his bike from 1988 when he raced for Team Wheaties. His bike is a Schwinn Paramount, which is now on display, along with various other vintage bicycles, at The Pro's Closet's Vintage Bicycle Museum in Boulder, Colorado. Dubliner McCormack had a very interesting career,...

“You’ve come so far but you’re not there yet” – Dublin slips in the Copenhagenize rankings of cycling cities

The 2015 Copenhagenize Index of Bicycle Friendly Cities has been released, and Dublin ranked in 15th place, which was down from 10th place in the previous index published two years ago. The rankings focused on 122 cities in the World, all with a regional population of over 600,000. The index was developed by Copenhagenize Design Co. in 2011, and...

Man V Toaster. Thought provoking video puts our energy use into perspective.(VIDEO)

Robert Förstemann is a German track cyclist specialising in the sprint disciplines and world champion in team sprint in 2010. Standing at 1.74m tall and weighing 90kgs can this world class sprinter produce enough watts to cook a slice of toast?

Matt Brammeier has disastrous start to the Tour of Luxembourg

Matt Brammeier (MTN-Qhubeka) had a nightmare start to the Tour of Luxembourg yesterday evening when he finished in last position in the prologue, 1'22" behind the winner, Adrien Petit (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits). He was a full 39 seconds behind the next two slowest riders. However, the Irish rider later tweeted information explaining what had happened, saying "3'52" with 1 cleat...

Copenhagen overtakes Amsterdam in Cycling City Index

Amsterdam has lost it's top spot as the world’s most bicycle-friendly city to Copenhagen, losing out because of a lack of innovation on improving infrastructure. The Danish capital overtook Amsterdam on the 2015 Copenhagenize Index of the world’s Top 20 bike-friendly cities which was published this week. Copenhagen won points for numerous improvements to cycling in the city. According to...