Advice & Training

May 09

Ask the Experts – PADDY DORAN, CYCLING COACH

You asked our expert coach Paddy Doran from Peak Endurance Coaching and he’s answered. In a varied career, Doran has coached everyone from top professional racing cyclists to ‘weekend warriors’ challenging themselves to finish the course. With just under five weeks to go to the big day, here’s Paddy’s take on the two most popular

Apr 22

Descending Hills Safely

Paddy Doran, cycling coach with Peak Endurance Coaching shares his tips for safe descending.   Cycling Sportives Every weekend there are countless legions of riders have the opportunity to challenge themselves any one of thousands of exciting cycling sportive promoted throughout Europe and beyond. Sportives, Sportifs, Gran Fondos, call them what you will, they are

Jan 19

RIDER STORIES – Ruairi White, 2014

In the latest of our Rider Stories, Ruairi White of Clontarf CC recalls his epic first encounter with Ireland’s toughest one-day bike ride. White, like so many, has rediscovered the joys of bike riding after a long absence and has found his motivation for the world’s greatest sport fully replenished by his years away. He needed

Jan 06

RIDER STORIES – Stephen McNally, 1983

In the first of a regular series, we hear from riders who have ridden Ireland’s longest running mass participation bike ride. Here Stephen McNally shares his experience of the 1983 Wicklow 200.   Stephen McNally is a lifelong cyclist who performed with distinction on the local racing scene as a junior and again in a

Jun 20

Recovering from A Long Bike Ride

Recovery is something that is just as important as the training or events that you complete. Taking a day off, stretching, doing a cool down, eating or drinking enough should be a part of your training regime. – Sasha Maguire   This has been said before, nutrition is key to your performance, particularly for after your

May 31

Hydration

Part of the ‘How To Endure Long Rides’ series, Sasha Maguire outlines the basics to ensure you maximise your potential on the big day. HYDRATION Water is a vital component to cell health in the body. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water and we need to be hydrated during the day. This

May 27

Carb Loading – Eating for Glory

In the first of a ‘How To Endure Long Rides’ series, Sasha Maguire outlines the basics to ensure you maximise your potential on the big day. Carb Loading Carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy to the body and they are vital to pre-event preparations. ‘Carbo-loading’ became a very popular term in the 90s and

Apr 02

Mental Preparation – Recover from a Setback

What is the most effective way to recover from a setback such as an accident, injury or failure? If you’re an avid cyclist you are pretty much guaranteed that you will at some point face a setback. It is important to understand that these setbacks can be a great way for us to learn something

Mar 16

Mental Preparation – Utilise Pre-event nerves

In the first of this series, Alan Heary explained the importance of mental preparation for your cycling and the practical ways you can achieve the right mindset through goal setting. In this instalment, Alan details practical ways a rider can utilise pre-event nerves…   How can a cyclist tackle or utilise pre-event nerves? Pre-event nerves can be

Mar 10

Fundamentals – Cornering

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just coming to the bike, good technique makes bike events so much safer and less stressful. In this Cycling Fundamentals post, we focus on getting through the bends…. Cornering Heading into the cycling season after the winter training, it can sometimes be a shock to the system when you

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Ask the Experts – PADDY DORAN, CYCLING COACH

You asked our expert coach Paddy Doran from Peak Endurance Coaching and he’s answered. In a varied career, Doran has coached everyone from top professional racing cyclists to ‘weekend warriors’ challenging themselves to finish the course. With just under five weeks to go to the big day, here’s Paddy’s take on the two most popular

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Descending Hills Safely

Paddy Doran, cycling coach with Peak Endurance Coaching shares his tips for safe descending.   Cycling Sportives Every weekend there are countless legions of riders have the opportunity to challenge themselves any one of thousands of exciting cycling sportive promoted throughout Europe and beyond. Sportives, Sportifs, Gran Fondos, call them what you will, they are

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RIDER STORIES – Ruairi White, 2014

In the latest of our Rider Stories, Ruairi White of Clontarf CC recalls his epic first encounter with Ireland’s toughest one-day bike ride. White, like so many, has rediscovered the joys of bike riding after a long absence and has found his motivation for the world’s greatest sport fully replenished by his years away. He needed

Cyclists taking part in Irelands Premier Cycling challenge the Wicklow 200 which is run by the Irish Veteran Cyclist Assoc climbing through the Wicklow Gap.
Photo by Kevin Mcfeely

RIDER STORIES – Stephen McNally, 1983

In the first of a regular series, we hear from riders who have ridden Ireland’s longest running mass participation bike ride. Here Stephen McNally shares his experience of the 1983 Wicklow 200.   Stephen McNally is a lifelong cyclist who performed with distinction on the local racing scene as a junior and again in a

Cyclist relax. Man feet closeup of cyclist relaxing on hill enjoying sun on sunny summer day in a mountains. Poland, Bieszczady.

Recovering from A Long Bike Ride

Recovery is something that is just as important as the training or events that you complete. Taking a day off, stretching, doing a cool down, eating or drinking enough should be a part of your training regime. – Sasha Maguire   This has been said before, nutrition is key to your performance, particularly for after your

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Hydration

Part of the ‘How To Endure Long Rides’ series, Sasha Maguire outlines the basics to ensure you maximise your potential on the big day. HYDRATION Water is a vital component to cell health in the body. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water and we need to be hydrated during the day. This

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Carb Loading – Eating for Glory

In the first of a ‘How To Endure Long Rides’ series, Sasha Maguire outlines the basics to ensure you maximise your potential on the big day. Carb Loading Carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy to the body and they are vital to pre-event preparations. ‘Carbo-loading’ became a very popular term in the 90s and

Woman exercise bike She felt tired And relaxing drink at the river

Mental Preparation – Recover from a Setback

What is the most effective way to recover from a setback such as an accident, injury or failure? If you’re an avid cyclist you are pretty much guaranteed that you will at some point face a setback. It is important to understand that these setbacks can be a great way for us to learn something

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Mental Preparation – Utilise Pre-event nerves

In the first of this series, Alan Heary explained the importance of mental preparation for your cycling and the practical ways you can achieve the right mindset through goal setting. In this instalment, Alan details practical ways a rider can utilise pre-event nerves…   How can a cyclist tackle or utilise pre-event nerves? Pre-event nerves can be

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Fundamentals – Cornering

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just coming to the bike, good technique makes bike events so much safer and less stressful. In this Cycling Fundamentals post, we focus on getting through the bends…. Cornering Heading into the cycling season after the winter training, it can sometimes be a shock to the system when you