Hors Category

This is a really nicely shot video from the Pyrenees produced by Shoot and Ride. Watch as the riders tackle the Col de Peyresourde, Superbagneres and the Port of Balés. Hors Catégory from Shoot and Ride on Vimeo.

The man who took on Mont Ventoux on a Raleigh Chopper

Earlier this year, Matt Richardson tackled Mont Ventoux in a bid to race money for a leukaemia charity. The climb is very challenging but all the more so, when you do it on a Raleigh Chopper. He went up the route from Bedoin, which ascends over 1600m in 21 kilometres. He explained in his blog: I began to think of the...

The Col d’Aubisque

The Col d'Aubisque at an elevation of 1,709 m first appeared in the Tour de France in 1910. There have been a total of 45 passages over the summit, making it the second most visited mountain in the race's history. There have been two stage finishes on the summit, in 1985 when Stephen Roche won, and 2007 when Michael Rasmussen...

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia

The route of the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia has been announced. It will cover what is considered the queen stage of the Giro, from Pinzolo to Aprica. The 175-kilometre route will cover the climbs of Campo Carlo Magno, Passo del Tonale, Aprica, and Mortirolo before the final climb toward Aprica. There will also be a medium route available which covers 102km and...

Marianne Vos wins Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge

The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge which took place in Johannesburg today is the second largest mass participation time cycling event in the world after the Cape Argus race also in South Africa. The event covers 94.7 kilometres, as it is sponsored by a local radio station called 94.7fm. 35,000 cyclists took part this morning and Marianne Vos was the fastest woman,...

The descent of the Col de la Madone

Check out this video from the people at Global Cycling Network. It's the descent of the Col de la Madone, a climb in the south of France, near Menton.

Col du Galibier – great video from The Col Collective

Here's another video of a climb that everybody should try and tackle once, the Col du Galibier. At 2,645m, it's one of the highest passes in the Alps. It's a regular feature in the Tour de France, and is also one of the climbs in La Marmotte.

Junior Tour of Ireland Trust Fund established

There has been continuing support for the Junior Tour of Ireland since the news emerged that the organisers may struggle to host the 2015 edition. Yesterday evening, Alice Sherratt released the following statement announcing the establishment of a Trust Fund, and details of three sportives being organised to help support the race. We will publish more details about these...

Cycling Ireland Membership Awards

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here:  // Below is information on the various categories and nominees.   VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC                 Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...

The Stelvio

A must-do climb for any cyclist is the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps. This excellent video shows what's involved in getting up this epic climb. The climb was used for the first time in the Giro d'Italia in 1953 when Fausto Coppi beat Hugo Koblet. It has been used numerous times since. At 2,757m, the Stelvio is the highest...

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...