PowerBar & Alimaysports.com

Energy partner, PowerBar and online retail partner www.alimaysports.com are offering registered cyclists some great prizes in the coming weeks leading up to the SKODA Granfondo Hibernia. Here is a flavour of what you can win over the next five weeks. Week 1: Bike Fit Studio Retül Bike Fit courtesy of bikefitstudio.ie Week 2: Alimay Sports Event Pack Week 3: PowerBar …

A Cyclists View of the Celtic Series

Cyclist Ollie Batson gives a terrific account of his first SKODA Celtic Series event at the SKODA Tour de Conamara In pursuit of time: Racing myself at the SKODA Celtic Series Tour de Connemara “Not now. Come on, please, not now!” I plead with my legs. I’m struggling to keep up with the group of cyclists strung out in a …

Summer Style

To mark the first running of the SKODA Granfondo Hibernia all registered cyclists will receive a specially commissioned cycling cap plus a few other surprises in the goodie bag. #styleonabike

Top Tips

Willie Healy of Body & Mind Fitness in Ennis brings you a few tips on training and preparing for particpating in sportives. This is the first of a number of articles Willie will do for cyclists preparing for the 2016 SKODA Granfondo Hibernia. Dear Diary There’s a saying that I subscribe to that states “What Gets Measured Gets Done.” In …

Velotec Competition Winners – May

The three lucky winners of the Velotec Custom Clothing sets of kit are Oliver Ward Ardee Stephen Toomey Ennis Robert Wilson Lissycasey  

Training for a Summer of Cycling

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for all the events you are aiming for up to and including the SKODA Granfondo Hibernia on Sunday July 31st. Set your goal Then think about exactly what you want to achieve on your spins. Are you completing, competing or conquering?  Set an impossible aim and you’ll soon lose motivation. Once …

Win this Velotec Exclusive Kit

Sign up for the SKODA Granfondo Hibernia during May and win one of three sets of Velotec Custom Clothing cycling kits.  

SKODA Launch New Celtic Series

2016 SKODA Celtic Cycle Series is launched The Granfondo Hibernia is delighted to be part of the new SKODA Celtic Cycling Series linking three Irish events in Clifden, Ennis and Drogheda with our Celtic cousins in Brittany, Wales and the Isle of Man. SKODA cycling ambassador Roz Purcell was on hand to launch the www.celticseries.ie The Celtic Series events are …

Get Lean on your Bike

Getting Lean on your Bike The beauty of cycling is you combine the joy of cycling with the additional benefits of physical and mental wellbeing. Getting lean naturally through cycling will improve your health and your cycling performance as well as giving you loads of energy. The question you’re probably asking though is do you have to cycle long and …

Doing a longer distance sportive

Considering the 100km or 150km Granfondo Hibernia. Here are a few tips if theses distances will be new to you – set them as your 2016 sportive target.  For some, 100 miles or 100 kilometres is no big deal. For others it can be the single biggest physical challenge they will ever undertake on a bike. Many cyclists, however, fall …