Advice & Training

Apr 08

Spring Bike Maintenance

If your bike has been locked away in the shed for the winter or has only been out for a few winter spins, it’s time to give it a little TLC and a spring clean. Cleaning Your Bike A lot of dirt can be collected on a bike after the winter weather. Give your bike

Nov 12

6 Signs You Love Your Bike More Than Your Partner

The bond between a bike and its owner is a truly unique one. And it is something that only a fellow bike owner will ever understand. But is there a point where you start to love your bike a little too much? We’d be willing to bet that your non-bike-loving partner certainly thinks so. Here

Mar 05

Wicklow 100km Route – What To Expect

Starting at Bray Emmets GAA Club the route takes the riders to Enniskerry, Old Long Hill, Roundwood, Laragh, the Wicklow Gap, Hollywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Maan,Glenmalure, Drumgoff, Rathdrum, south through Ballinaclash before turning north for Glenealy and Ashford when the route takes the riders through Newcastle, Kilcoole, Greystones, up the short climb at Windgates before cutting west

Feb 17

7 things you should be doing now to prepare for Wicklow 200 in June

Former pro-cyclist Ronan McLaughlin of Panache Coaching gives us some expert advice on how to get ready for Wicklow 200 Create a training plan – and stick to it! It can be very helpful to have some structure and guidance leading towards an event like the Wicklow 200. A training plan takes the guesswork out

Jan 15

7 cunning ways to get your friend to sign up to cycling challenge with you!

You know that you always feel AMAZING after completing a physical challenge like a cycling event. So, you want your mate, other half or loved one to get that buzz too. Or maybe you just want someone to suffer a little with you as you train. Either way, here are 7 tips to help you

Jan 07

6 top tips for the novice cyclist

If you are taking up cycling for the first time or returning to the bike after many years, it can be daunting. Follow our top cycling tips to help you ride better and safer: 1. GearCycling is like any sport in terms of gear, you get what you pay for. It is worth investing in

Dec 30

Top Tips for Cycling in the Rain

When living in a country like Ireland it’s inevitable that rain is on the way! Remember the following tips when cycling in the rain to ensure a safe ride. Bike Tyres It is a good idea to invest in a winter set of tyres such as gator skin tyres. These tyres have a thicker sidewall

Dec 16

Winter Strength Training for Summer Cycling

We have teamed up with John Phelan, chartered physiotherapist and nutritionist who will be helping us get ready for the 2020 cycling season. In the first in a series of blogs John shares his views on strength training and how it can improve cycling performance. “You expect me to lift something that heavy” and “how

Apr 01

Let the Sun Shine! Extra Daylight = More Road Time

Now is the time to reap your reward. You’ve put the ‘hard yards in’ over the winter, going out in all weathers and, failing that, churning out the watts through a sauna fog of sweat on your home trainer. The kilometres have been carefully accumulated, the strength maintained and, perhaps, enhanced as the training starts

Jan 29

Indoor Training – The Perfect Set Up

Only a fool learns by his own mistakes, as General Von Bismark once so sagely put it, or as we like to say, we’ve already figured this stuff out so you don’t have to. Here’s the ideal turbo set up that will have you scampering across the hall to interval heaven every second evening. There

Spring Bike Maintenance

If your bike has been locked away in the shed for the winter or has only been out for a few winter spins, it’s time to give it a little TLC and a spring clean. Cleaning Your Bike A lot of dirt can be collected on a bike after the winter weather. Give your bike

6 Signs You Love Your Bike More Than Your Partner

The bond between a bike and its owner is a truly unique one. And it is something that only a fellow bike owner will ever understand. But is there a point where you start to love your bike a little too much? We’d be willing to bet that your non-bike-loving partner certainly thinks so. Here

Wicklow 100km Route – What To Expect

Starting at Bray Emmets GAA Club the route takes the riders to Enniskerry, Old Long Hill, Roundwood, Laragh, the Wicklow Gap, Hollywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Maan,Glenmalure, Drumgoff, Rathdrum, south through Ballinaclash before turning north for Glenealy and Ashford when the route takes the riders through Newcastle, Kilcoole, Greystones, up the short climb at Windgates before cutting west

7 things you should be doing now to prepare for Wicklow 200 in June

Former pro-cyclist Ronan McLaughlin of Panache Coaching gives us some expert advice on how to get ready for Wicklow 200 Create a training plan – and stick to it! It can be very helpful to have some structure and guidance leading towards an event like the Wicklow 200. A training plan takes the guesswork out

7 cunning ways to get your friend to sign up to cycling challenge with you!

You know that you always feel AMAZING after completing a physical challenge like a cycling event. So, you want your mate, other half or loved one to get that buzz too. Or maybe you just want someone to suffer a little with you as you train. Either way, here are 7 tips to help you

6 top tips for the novice cyclist

If you are taking up cycling for the first time or returning to the bike after many years, it can be daunting. Follow our top cycling tips to help you ride better and safer: 1. GearCycling is like any sport in terms of gear, you get what you pay for. It is worth investing in

Top Tips for Cycling in the Rain

When living in a country like Ireland it’s inevitable that rain is on the way! Remember the following tips when cycling in the rain to ensure a safe ride. Bike Tyres It is a good idea to invest in a winter set of tyres such as gator skin tyres. These tyres have a thicker sidewall

Winter Strength Training for Summer Cycling

We have teamed up with John Phelan, chartered physiotherapist and nutritionist who will be helping us get ready for the 2020 cycling season. In the first in a series of blogs John shares his views on strength training and how it can improve cycling performance. “You expect me to lift something that heavy” and “how

Let the Sun Shine! Extra Daylight = More Road Time

Now is the time to reap your reward. You’ve put the ‘hard yards in’ over the winter, going out in all weathers and, failing that, churning out the watts through a sauna fog of sweat on your home trainer. The kilometres have been carefully accumulated, the strength maintained and, perhaps, enhanced as the training starts

Indoor Training – The Perfect Set Up

Only a fool learns by his own mistakes, as General Von Bismark once so sagely put it, or as we like to say, we’ve already figured this stuff out so you don’t have to. Here’s the ideal turbo set up that will have you scampering across the hall to interval heaven every second evening. There