Register and Win a Trip to Belgium

Clare, Connemara and Belgium Cycling If you register for both the Ring of Clare Cycle and the Tour de Conamara by January 31st you are entered into a draw for two for a cycling weekend you wont forget. The prize for two is two days of cycling covering the Tour of Flanders route and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route taking in the …

Register and Win a Belgium Cycling Weekend

Clare, Connemara and Belgium Cycling If you register for both the Ring of Clare Cycle and the Tour de Conamara by January 31st 2017 you are entered into a draw for two for a cycling weekend you wont forget. The prize for two people is two days of cycling covering the Tour of Flanders route and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege route taking …

Name Change for Clare

The event formerly known as Granfondo Hibernia will now become the SKODA Ring of Clare Cycle. The event also moves to a Saturday date in July (29th July 2017) and will start and finish in Ennis. The event will continue to be part of the SKODA Cycle Series linking events internationally and across Ireland. Registration for the SKODA Ring of …

2017 Date Announced

Save the date and book your Clare accommodation – all happens on Saturday 27th July – Ennis.

Well Done

Well done to over 1,000 cyclists who took part in the first SKODA Granfondo Hibernia. A big thanks to everyone who made the SKODA Granfondo Hibernia possible. A massive thanks to Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic, Burren Racing Team, Clarecastle GAA, Gardai, Red Cross and Code Blue Paramedic team, Bike Marshalls.ie, PowerBar team, Doonbeg Community Group, SKODA team and Evolution Bikes,. …

Your Final Checklist

Participating in a sportive is not as simple as just rocking up and riding. The weather in Ireland can change in the blink of an eye, and it can catch even the most experienced of riders out. After all that training, you don’t want to throw it all out of the window by not going prepared. And it’s not just …

SKODA Pasta Party – Sign on event

SKODA will host their pre event pasta party at Al Hayes Motors on the Gort Road, Ennis on Saturday July 30th between 2pm and 6pm.  Avoid the rush on the morning of the event and sign on for the event at the SKODA garage and enjoy complimentary food, refreshments and get your bike checked for any last minute repairs. Cyclists …

The Final Stages of Preparing

Whether it is the 100km or 150km route you are tackling here are a few tips if theses distances are new to you. For some, 100km or 150 kilometres is no big deal. For others it may be the single biggest physical challenge they will ever undertake on a bike. Many cyclists, however, fall somewhere between the two and may already be …

Preparing for the Hills

Here are a few climbing tips for those hills you will encounter over the summer. Find a steady rhythm. Once you get into a groove with a climb, it is just a question of tapping out the same pace. Choose a suitably low gear that allows your legs to keep spinning as this will help ease the build up of …

June Velotec & Alimaysports.com Winners

Congratto the following winners of the registered cyclists prizes.  Last few weeks to win some more great Velotec kit and PowerBar, Alimaysports.com prizes Winners of Velotec Clothing Declan Cunningham Pamela  Kavanagh Derek Turner Winner of the Bike Fit thanks to Alimaysports.com Michael Guinee