New exhibition will celebrate two Belgian sporting icons – Eddy Merckx and Jacky Ickx

A new exhibition is opening in Brussels which celebrates the 70th birthdays of two Belgian sporting icons, Eddy Merckx and Jacky Ickx. Merckx is arguably the greatest cyclist ever, whilst Ickx had a stellar motor racing career, winning numerous Grands Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Paris-Dakar. The exhibition opens on the 6th of December and will feature numerous...

Paul Kimmage speaks about PED use in rugby and compares position to pre-Festina era in cycling

In an interview with thecity.ie, Paul Kimmage has compared the position that rugby is in now, to the pre-Festina era of cycling. Kimmage spoke of the investigations undertaken by Laurent Benezech who has spoken about doping in rugby. The Frenchman recently published a book, Ou Sont tes Valeurs, and Kimmage described the book as a “brilliant expose on doping”. Benezech charts...

Want to own one of Dan Martin’s bikes?

Garmin-Sharp have put up for sale a number of race bikes used in 2014, and amongst them is one used by Dan Martin. Below is their description of the bike. Quick Overview This Cervelo S3 was ridden by Dan Martin during the 2014 race season. This frame and fork are in good condition showing a few signs of use. There is...

A moment of SVENNESS 3.7

This episode looks at the race in Asper-Gavere, Belgium, for the fourth round of the Superprestige series. These series are a must watch for any cyclo-cross racer. SVENNESS 3.7 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo. Full series here

Full Irish Team Embark on the Second World Cup of the Season, in London

Cycling Ireland has entered a full team in this weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London. This is the second World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, with more valuable Olympic qualification points available. Racing begins on Friday with the Men and Women’s Team Pursuit Squads competing, the Men’s Team will have a development focus, with Martyn...

The road to Mont Blanc

This video produced by Mavic charts an incredible journey undertaken by Mike Cotty across the Alps. This is how they describe it. A 1000km non-stop journey across the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps. Exploration is as much about overcoming the unknown challenges of the road ahead as it is about learning of one's own physical and mental capabilities. On August...

Check out these two 2 year olds shredding the gnarr at the local bike park

COMMENCAL Ramones 12 2015 from COMMENCAL on Vimeo.

Archive footage of Shay Elliott winning in Algeria

Prior to gaining independence from France in 1962, a number of early season races used to take place in Algeria in the cities of Algiers and Oran. Pioneering Irish professional cyclist took his first pro victory in one of these, the Grand Prix de l'Echo d'Alger in 1956. The races used to attract many of the big names of the...

Co. Kerry cycling project hits stumbling block

The project to build a 26-kilometre cycle path along the old railway line from Caherciveen to Kells in Co. Kerry has hit a stumbling block. A number of landowners along the route are said to be looking for increased compensation, whereby they are looking for an increase in the price being paid per acre from €15,000 to €25,000. The project...

How To Make Your Own Cycle Rollers For Under $32 Or £20!

Cycle rollers can be expensive, so here's how to make your very own, slightly flammable, set for less than $32/£20.

Moab ban ebikes on mountain bike trails

In a move which is the first of its kind Moab has banned any non human powered bikes from it's mountain bike specific trails.  The new rules say that the Moab BLM “has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on motorized trails.”  This is more...

In case you missed it

Here is a full length video of The Superprestige race @ Spa Francorchamps on the 23rd of November. Click here to watch the video And the full results can be found here