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

Celtic Series – Be the Warrior

This year any cyclist who takes part in all three SKODA Celtic Series events will receive a special SKODA momento.  This year to mark the first running of the Series each cyclist will receive a cycling / event gear back pack.  Sign up and become the 2016 Celtic Series Warrior.  For more information on the Celtic Series visit www.celticseries.ie – Next …

Mugs not Medals

The 2016 must have cycling item will be this classic ‘Mug not Medals’ finishers memento.  The back of the mug features a great cycling quote that will keep you going everyday on the bike (or at work – the thing you do between cycling!) This quote will not be revealed until the day of the event.

Getting the basics right

Willie Healy of Body & Mind Fitness in Ennis brings you a few tips on training and preparing for participating in sportives. This is the second of a number of articles Willie will do for cyclists preparing for the 2016 SKODA Granfondo Hibernia. Cycling is a sport that lends itself to increases in speed and fitness through “marginal gains”. Leaving aside …

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 …