Grid order for Irish Cross Champs

Grid order is based on finishing places in both the Fixx Supercross Cup and the Ulster league. (see code on right of person eg 1F, 1U) Senior Men Row 1 Robin Seymore Team WORC 1F Darnell Moore Caldwell Cycles 1 U Sean O’Tuaithuail Bray Wheelers 2F Glenn Kinning East Antrim CC 2U Evan Ryan Team WORC 3F Barry Kellett Dromara 3U Sean Feeney DLCO/Scott 4F Graham Boyd XMTB McConvey...

Start list for Irish National Cyclocross Championships

Hot off the press is the start list for this weekends Irish Cross Champs.  Use the tabs at the bottom to change categories.  

Stayin’ Alive at 1.5

An article today in the Irish Times is highlighting the need to introduce a law which would see drivers having to give 1.5 meters of space between them and a cyclist if they need to overtake them. There has been a strong ongoing campaign by Wexford cyclist Phil Skelton which is based on the Australian campaign which is...

Samuel Sanchez to line up in Spanish cyclo cross championships

Samuel Sanchez will line up in the Spanish cyclo cross championships this weekend in Gijón. Sanchez took part in three cyclocross races in December and won in his last race for BMC on December 28. In the race next Sunday, Sanchez will race for the MMR Bikes team. The 36 year old Spaniard will announce in the coming days...

Do you use a bike to commute?

If so take a look at this video were Daniele Quercia tells a story about how a random route change one day led him on a voyage of discovery. Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? In this video he demos “happy maps” that take into account not...

First look at Dan Martin’s new Cannondale-Garmin jersey at team launch

The launch of the 2015 Cannondale-Garmin team took place last night in the IAC building in New York City. The team’s official 2015 kit was unveiled at the launch. The team members at the launch were Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe Dombrowski and Ted King along with CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

Boonen, Devolder and Lefevere suspected of tax evasion

Het Nieuwsblad has reported that Tom Boonen, Stijn Devolder and Etixx-Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere are suspected of tax fraud and must appear in court. A Kortrijk prosecutor has been investigating alleged tax evasion of the cyclists and Lefevre, and thefraud is said to involve "significant amounts". "It is a complex fraud scheme that was set up with the...

How bikes took over Dublin

Here is a really good info graphic showing the incredible growth of cycling in Dublin over the past few years. This image was created by Tracey Solicitors

New on-the-spot fines for cyclists to be introduced to Ireland this year

On-the-spot fines for cyclists are set to be introduced to Ireland this year. Fines of around €50 being handed down to cyclists who break red lights, cycle the wrong way on roads or mount footpaths. According to The Irish Independent, The Department of Transport has confirmed that the heads of the Bill providing for such cycling offences will be published...

Cyclocross Champs 2015 course description

Starting on a grassy incline, the racers will join the circuit on the first lap for a fast 400m tarmac climb through the start finish area. The tarmac continues on for another 100 meters and then turns gently left and gently right, onto a grassy straight. Easy peasy? Yes….. But positioning is vital on the straight, so gas up, before...

Motorist sacked after joking about hitting a cyclist

A man in the UK sent a tweet this morning claiming that he had hit a cyclist. Rayhan Qadar, 21, tweeted 'Think I just hit a cyclist. But I'm late for work so had to drive off lol.' The tweet was retweeted numerous times and Qadar received some vitriolic responses. The police launched an investigation into the tweet and his...

A mechanic’s view of the Vuelta

This footage from last year's Vuelta shows the work done by the Shimano neutral service mechanics on the support motorbikes in helping cyclists with punctures. The cyclists that this mechanic comes to the aid of are Alexey Lutsenko, Maxime Bouet and Philip Deignan.