A day to appreciate 

This morning was a great morning to be out with the Carrick Dole gang. The Dole gang gained their title

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The Power of Dreams

Those who do not cycle or take part in any form of challenging exercise often wonder what the appeal is.

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Tips to get you through the Winter

Your first port of call at any coffee stop should be the bathroom to change your base layer.

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Why would you bother?

The appeal of the bike for me and many others is not just to get fit, or to go and do specific training. It is to get headspace out in the fresh air. It also offers the opportunity to see parts of life that surround you that become lost in the noise of everyday living. Why would you go out in the rain? why would you leave home in a freezing fog?

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Random Thoughts of a Recreational Solo Cyclist

My friend Ger is a recreational cyclist who cycles regularly when not climbing mountains, but has not yet made the

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Seeing clearly this winter

Out cycling on the road it is important to be aware of your surroundings and what obstacles might lay ahead.

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Choose Life

I opened my email today to find this very thought provoking piece sent on by a cycling club in response

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Safer cycling on our roads

Yesterday as I made my way home from a spin I began to consciously watch what the motorists around me

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Cycling to Freedom

There are days when the sun shines. Days when the air feels warm. Days when the wind is calm. These

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Eat, Sleep, Cycle – Tips for the weekend

It’s Friday and as we all get set for another weekend out on our bikes here are a few tips

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Did you miss the Sunday Spin ?

8am on Sunday morning. The rain lashes against the bedroom window as an alarm clock bleats nearby. The kids are

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It’s important to be a bad cyclist

How do you become a good cyclist? It’s a question that is often asked at Q & A sessions. The

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Every cyclist’s life matters !

The danger of radio shows highlighting the plight of poor motorists against inconsiderate and wreckless cyclists is that it creates a mood amongst motorists where they see a cyclist and immediately think ‘There’s another one of those clowns who think they own the road’ and the motorists behaviour is affected by their attitude and dangerous situations are created

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Reeling in the years

The 80’s and 90’s were boom years for Irish cycling. Here are a few images courtesy of Anthony and Dick

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Yes, You can Cycle !

A number of weeks ago, ten middle aged friends met in a restaurant to catch up for an evening. All

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Making time to cycle

They have no phones or watches to tell the time. Theirs is natures clock and you consider if you too are within this timezone. Then you remember that extra hour before bed spent surfing the net and your dream of being all at one with nature takes a knock.

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Cycling and drugs – The real story

Cycling as a sport is associated with drugs. Tabloid journalists salivate at the merest hint of a cycling drugs story.

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A Cycling Gang – What makes it special ?

They are your friends who like to watch you suffer but would cycle 20k out of their way to get you home. They will laugh when you fall off but will rush to pick you up. They will slag you off for the smallest infraction but will defend you to the hilt. To a man, and the odd woman, they are the best group that you could ever belong to.

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The Silver Tassie 118k Fanad Cycling Route

The Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny County Donegal is the first Hotel in Ireland to create Wild Atlantic Way themed

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Cycling the quiet roads of West Waterford

Speaking to former Cycling Ireland president Rory Wyley one day he suggested that I should join him on one of

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