Part of the N24 stretches the 20 kilometres from Carrick on Suir to Clonmel . Since I started cycling in 1986 I have travelled this road thousands of times in both directions in the company of many of Ireland’s greatest ever cyclists and also one of the worlds greatest ever. The shared knowledge and sound […]
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There are a number of reasons why Clonmel is recognised at home and abroad . It used to be the biggest inland town in Ireland . The Tenor Frank Patterson came from Clonmel . Years ago when I was on holidays in Butlins a few lads from Finglas that I met in the video arcade […]
Once the ball was rolling it took less than four weeks to fit out the new shop and completely relocate our business . We had a huge amount of help from friends and family and there were some pretty long days put in . A 5am start to a 10pm finish was not unusual . Now that we are getting settled in , it’s great to see the reaction of customers who have all been very positive about our new store .
A number of years ago , on an unusually warm summers day , a young 5 year old boy was playing outside his home on the outskirts of Clonmel . Noticing that his neighbours door was open he decided to call in to see if anyone would like to come out to play . Not seeing anybody […]
I was eating my breakfast this morning when Rurai Quinn came on morning Ireland and gave me indigestion . In his eyes the whole country is finished and we may as well all bail out now . Well I for one am going to stay and fight . Life is like a bike race and […]
One of the greatest advantages to owning and running a bike shop is the opportunity to work at something that you truly love doing . Both Ray and I are very lucky to be able to get up each morning and look forward to going to work . To have your consuming passion interwoven with […]
When you work in a bike shop no two days are ever the same . Different people and different bikes are in and out every day . Also because it’s our own business there’s everything else that goes along with being self employed , accounts , orders , marketing etc. Whilst I’m not one for […]
Brian Alton the youngest rider in the race takes victory on the mountain top finish of Powers the Pot
Joe Hahessy shows a clean pair of heels to the rest of the bunch !
A very wet night saw Sam Bennett take yet another victory !
The knock or the bonk or whatever you wish to call it is something almost every cyclist experiences at some stage or other . And whilst Knock may be a place of pilgrimage for many Irish people ‘the knock’ is another form of pennance altogether . The most common location around us to view someone […]
One of the most important ways to keep your bike running smoothly is to wash it often . It will save both money and frustration as it will improve chain wear and show up most minor problems before they develop into major ones . Here’s how to do it properly ! What you will need : […]
With the summer now officially upon us along with the longer evenings and brighter mornings more and more people are being tempted to leave the car at home and cycle to work . The advantages are obvious , heatlthier , cheaper , faster if you live in a town or city , more enjoyable as […]
Each year during the third week in May several towns in Ireland reverberate to the sound of Paddy Fitzsimons voice encouraging the people of the town to ‘ Give a big Templemore ( or eight other town names each year ) welcome to the Men of The Ras ‘. ‘ The Ras ‘ holds a mythical […]
Last week it was announced that top level pro racing was coming back to Ireland after a break of over fifteen years . The last event of this nature was The Nissan Classic . ‘ The Nissan ‘ as it will always be known was the biggest ever contribution to the growth of cycling in […]
What to do if you get a puncture miles from home ! 1 : Always carry at least one spare tube along with a few patches and some solution (glue) . Most people will also need a set of two or three tyre levers and of course a pump . 2 : If it is a […]
Very often we have people come in to the shop who ask us for directions . Sometimes it will be a delivery driver looking for a particular street in the town or perhaps someone looking for the community partnership offices further down our block . We also get the odd tourist who may be looking […]