The Win Tunnel: Disc vs Rim Brakes on a road bike

Specialized Bicycles use their wind tunnel to finally answer the question of what the aerodynamic differences are between rim and disc brakes. And the answer is........

The Festive 50 is on this Sunday in Kilkenny

Santa Claus will have to leave the sleigh at home this year - the Marble City Cyclers want everyone to get on their bikes for Christmas! The MCC are busy putting the finishing touches together for their annual Yule fund-raiser. The Festive 50 will once again take over Kilkenny, with Sunday December 14 the big day. One of the club’s annual...

Details of 2015 Irish Women’s National League announced

Details of the 2015 Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League have just been released. The series will kick off in Cork in March, with the last of the seven race series taking place in Clonmel in August. THe races are as follows: March 15 Kay Strattan Memorial, Blarney April 19 Visitnenagh.ie, Nenagh April 28 Waller Cup, Bohermeen May 24 North Down GP, Bangor May 31...

Deignan and Roche join up with Team Sky for training camp

Team Sky have started their preparations for the 2015 season with a first training camp in Majorca. The team members have been breaking up into separate groups for training rides on the island, and amongst those who have joined the camp are Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Christian Knees, David Lopez, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins and Pete Kennaugh. Also joining...

New Irish cycling magazine set to launch

A new Irish cycling magazine, entitled Cycling, is set to launch soon, edited by Declan Quigley. The magazine will feature cycling news from Ireland and abroad, touring and travel, technical matters, training and more. Quigley is one of the voices of cycling on Eurosport, in addition to being the Irish correspondent for Red Bull Magazine. For more information, check the link...

A simple wave

Adam Butler has a simple solution to a complex problem. As as cyclists and a driver he feels that a simple wave will help people see you for more than just an annoyance on the road. Butler is launching the WAVE campaign in his hometown in hopes to improve relationships between cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. “We need something to...

Half Bike Shop – Half Pub

This bike shop in Portland, Oregon looks pretty cool. Velo Cult is equal parts bike shop, venue, and bar. They have a few live music acts every week in addition to showing films. In their bar, they serve 12 different types of beer, and that's not all. They also have a museum of classic bikes, including vintage bikes from Cinelli,...

Inside Santa Cruz Bicycles workshop

Google recently added a 360 degree view from inside the Santa Cruz factory. Check out the green bike which looks to have two sets of forks on it and an extra long wheelbase. Any ideas what they were designing this bike for? They also have some cool arcade video game machines including Golden Axe! Check it...

Landslides affect Tour de France route

Two landslides in Northern France in 2012 and 2013 may result in a diversion from the planned route for Stage 6 of next year's Tour de France. The landslides occurred near Dieppe in Normandy, where the stage from Abbeville to Le Havre will pass. The cliffs at Pourville, overlooking the English Channel, fell by 40 meters, carrying a house and...

1986 World’s Photography – Exhibition in New York

A new exhibition of photographs from the '86 World Championships opened last night in New York. The photographs were taken by Kevin Hatt at the event which was held in Colorado Springs that year. Hatt, who was a young photo assistant and his friend Sukeun Chun decided to drive from New York City to Colorado to see the first ever...

Cyclocross in wartime France – Archive Footage

Paris may have been occupied by the Germans for much of the Second World War, but that didn't stop cyclocross races from taking place. This race took place in the Montmartre district on the 19th of February 1943, where 50 riders took to the start line. The lap took them past the Sacre Couer and they had to negotiate 1408...

No cyclo cross for Winter Olympics

A decision has been made that cyclocross will not feature in the Winter Olympics. A meeting has been held by the International Olympic Committee in Monte Carlo and it was decided to maintain the rule that only sports which take place on ice or snow would be part of the Winter Olympics. Earlier this year, the UCI president Brian Cookson...