Gavin Mannion signs for Jelly Belly-Maxxis

Gavin Mannion has signed for the Jelly Belly-Maxxis team after it was revealed that his current team 5-hour Energy would not be continuing. The Massachusetts born rider rode as a stagiare with the Garmin-Sharp team towards the end of the 2014 season, and competed in the the Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge and Tour of Alberta for the World...

Win a saddle signed by Nairo Quintana

Fi'Zi:K are running a competition to win a saddle signed by the winner of this year's Giro d'Italia, Nairo Quintana. You can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/fizikofficial?sk=app_512541485429310

Cyclists may be banned from Sydney’s shared cycleways

The Daily Telegraph in Australia has reported that cyclists may be banned from using Sydney's shared cycleways. Lawyers have predicted that the city council could be sued by a person injured in a collision between a bike and a walker because a proper risk assessment of the city’s 51km of shared paths is not in place. The concern arises from studies...

Is the weather putting you off getting out on the bike in the morning?

Well hopefully this video will give you some inspiration to get out and ride. Cyclist John Rinehart only has one arm and one leg and he doesn't let that get in the way of his cycling.

Former Orwell Wheelers member Signs for EUregio Ladies Cycling Team

Sarah Doyle, a former Orwell Wheelers member who only started racing in 2012 has been signed by EUregio Ladies Cycling Team for the 2015 season. Sarah is originally from Ireland but is now based in Aberdeen (Scotland). Sarah has been racing within Asia where she cemented a strong base from which to progress. The new team say they...

Irish cyclists racing abroad in 2015 – UPDATED

We have added some more names to the list of Irish riders racing abroad in 2015. Let us know at press@thebikecomesfirst.com if you know of any other Irish cyclists racing abroad next year and we will add them to the list.   Sam Bennett Team Bora – Argon 18 Lydia Boylan Team WNT Marcus Christie Bissell-ABG-Giant Stephen Clancy Team Novo Nordisk Cormac Clarke Illi Bikes CT Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours...

One for the cyclocross diary, 14th of December Punchestown

In the lead up to the cyclocross champs there is a race at Punchestown racecourse in Nass on the 14th of December. Here is a nice little video from the race in the venue in 2012. It's a super fast course with lends well to working in a group. For more information check out the Facebook page. http://facebook.com/dublincitycyclocross

NS Bikes – La Grande Corsa promo vid

NS Bikes have released a rather slick vid to promote their new enduro bike The Snabb. "When we launch a new product, especially one that is so important – we always try to get some cool action shots and videos. We really wanted to feature our superstar rider, but there was one problem. Sam Pilgrim hates riding uphill! And what...

IAM Cycling team to race the World Tour next year.

As of January 1, 2015, IAM Cycling, which joined the professional ranks as a Pro Continental team when founded in 2013 by IAM Funds CEO Michel Thétaz, will join the cycling elite as the 18th team in the World Tour. This promotion, was the icing on the cake of the team’s second season which was marked by great...

Scratch Race with camera and mic on Luke Rowe from Team Sky

Watch this great video of the Scratch Race at Revolution Round 2 in Manchester which includes on bike footage and sound from Team Sky's Luke Rowe. The mic captures all the race tactics and the camera really lets you feel like you're right there in the race. Is this the future of how we view sports?

“The day I can no longer ride a bike better be the day I’m f*****g dead.” – Brooklyn pizza delivery on a fixie

Have a look at this short documentary about a pizza delivery man - Delivery. Bill's fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixie in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, DELIVERY unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it's still hot and fresh. In the 10-minute documentary, Meier recounts some harrowing...

How long could you spend on a turbo trainer? – A Basque cyclist spent five days using one

Julián Sanz rode the equivalent of 2,800 kilometres on a turbo trainer last week at a trade show in Bilbao, and in doing so, set a new Guinness World Record. The previous record was 2,738 kilometres set by the Frenchman Pierre-Michaël Micaletti last year. Sanz outlined that he had started off averaging 34 kmph at the start of his attempt,...