Dublin-based company set to take over Omega Pharma

The New York Times reported today that the Irish-based drug maker Perrigo have agreed to acquire Omega Pharma one of the largest providers of over-the-counter health care products in Europe, for about $4.5 billion. The Belgian company Omega Pharma are of course the main sponsor of one of the biggest cycling teams in the world. The team includes Tom Boonen...

Cycling breaks overtaking golf

The rise in popularity of cycling is posing a threat to golf tourism with middle aged men swapping their clubs for bikes creating the rise of MAMILs (middle-aged-men-in-lycra), reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released this week at World Travel Market. The popularity of golf in the US has declined since the 2000s from...

The Devil – A Short Film

On the day that Didi the Devil announces his retirement from appearing at bike races, here's a short film celebrating the eccentric German.

UCI Track Cycling World Cup Mexico – Irish Team Announcement

Full Irish Team Compete in Mexico at First World Cup of the Season Cycling Ireland is entering a strong team in this weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the first World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, and is the second qualifying event for the Olympic Games, following last month’s European Championships in...

The rebuilding of the Kiev Velodrome

This velodrome was built in Kiev way back in 1913. In 2009 a semi enclosed roof was built illegally and shortly after access to the velodrome was blocked because it was called the "construction area". This year after the revolution it has now been called a velodrome again and is being restored by the riders.

Etape du Tour entry opening tomorrow

Registration for Etape du Tour opens tomorrow (November 6) at 9AM at www.asochallenges.com Next year's route is challenging with the riders tacking the 1,533m climb of Col du Chaussy shortly after the start. After a descent and a flat section along the Maurienne valley, the riders will then face the toughest challenge of the day, the Col du Glandon and...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Road World Championships

Check out this highlights video from this year's Road World Championships in Ponferrada. It features the team time trials, individual time trials and road races. Well worth a watch.

Women on Wheels 18th April 2015 – Cycle in Dublin

The 2nd Annual Women on Wheels Cycle, a ladies only 25km charity cycle takes place through Dublin on Saturday morning the 18th of April 2015 Full details of this charity cycle will be announced closer to the date. This Women only cycle welcomes women of all fitness levels and the pace will be set at a manageable 15-18km per...

The Irish cyclist killed in World War I

By Graham Healy This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, and Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour de France are amongst the races which have marked the centenary. Numerous top cyclists of the day from Belgium, France and Italy were killed in action, including three Tour de France winners, François Faber, Lucien Petit-Breton and Octave Lapize. Tens...

Massive crowd at Superprestige race in Zonhoven

If you haven't experienced a cyclo-cross race in Belgium, but want to understand how big the sport is there, then check out the size of the crowds in this photo from the Superprestige race at Zonhoven last Sunday.

Don’t Try This At Home (or anywhere really)

Check out this nutter riding his bike backwards down a mountain. Claimed speeds of 80km/h I think are a little exaggerated but none the less rather him than me.

Suicide Bike Run In Chile

Hold on to your hats and climb on board with an urban downhill run from Chile.