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 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...

Watch Voeckler warming up on the rollers, with his son on the handlebars, then racing a horse

That's a headline you don't see every day. Here's a video from 2012 of Thomas Voeckler warming up and then going out for a ride. Course vélo contre cheval 8 août 2012 by Hippodrome85

Six months till the start of the Giro

If you haven't already seen it then take a look at the official promo for the the 2015 edition of the Giro d'Italia. From Saturday May 9th to Sunday May 31st 2015, the 98th edition of Giro d'Italia will start from Regione Liguria and will arrive in Milan.

New signing for An Post-Chain Reaction

According to the Belgian website this morning, the latest rider to sign for An Post-Chain Reaction is the 22 year-old Belgian, Xandro Meurisse. He arrives to the team with an impressive palmares, with his best result of the season, a stage win in the Triptyque Ardennais. Unfortunately, the rider from Harelbeke crashed heavily in the Giro della Valle...

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.

The Tour de France at the Berlin Wall

By Graham Healy 25 years ago today, on the 9th of November 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened to East Germans as a border crossing allowing them access to the West. It was an incredible time as it meant the end for the hated wall which had been erected in 1961, dividing the city. Just two years previously, the Tour de...

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 ( 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...

French cycling club take up Gaelic football

The off-season is a time when many cyclists take up cross-training. The sports of choice are usually running, swimming or for some cross-country skiing. However, a cycling club in France have decided to try something different this season as they have started playing Gaelic football. Thomas Lejeune of Union Cycliste Montmeyran Valence has started "le foot gaélique" matches with his...