ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series – Ten Year Anniversary

Celebrating 10 Years with the ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series 2024 marks the tenth year of ŠKODA’s involvement with the ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series of sportives that has welcomed thousands of cyclists from around the country and overseas. ŠKODA’s heritage with cycling goes back to when the company started out originally as a bike business. The brand has now grown to …

Why Consider Zone 2 Training for Your Preperation

Why Consider Zone 2 Training – The Benefits You Should Weigh Up Improved Aerobic Capacity: Zone 2 training primarily targets the aerobic energy system, which is crucial for endurance activities like cycling. By consistently training in this zone, cyclists can enhance their aerobic capacity, allowing them to sustain efforts over longer durations. Fat Utilization: Training in Zone 2 encourages the …

Cycling, Coffee & Recovery

What excuse are you using to have a cup of coffee this weekend when cycling. Have you thought of Recovery. Coffee and cycling go together!! If you needed a few more excuses to have a coffee then did you know coffee can aid in muscle recovery after your spin. Here is how. Reduced Muscle Pain: Caffeine, a key component of …

Building Endurance for Cycling: The Road to Better Cycling

Endurance is the backbone of cycling. In this blog, we’ll explore strategies and tips for building endurance, as you build up to your summer targets and the SKODA Ring of Clare Cycle. 1. The Role of Base Mileage The cornerstone of building cycling endurance is increasing your base mileage. This means spending more time in the saddle, riding at a …

SUPPORTING HPV VACINE AWARENESS

SUPPORTING HPV VACINE AWARENESS We are delighted to once again support the HPV awareness campaign in 2024 by featuring the logo on the event GILLET. The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the importance of the HPV vaccine. Individuals, teams and events are being asked to wear the HPV logo on a sports garment, take a photo wearing it …

Save The Date – JULY 2024

Save the Date Never too early to start planning for 2024. The 2024 ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle will take place on Saturday 20th July. It will be a choice of 160km and 120km routes. Keep an eye on our social media for your incentive to sign up early.

Preparing for July 22nd

Starting to Prepare for July 22nd As the event approaches, here is a reminder on the key event details for the 2023 ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle. Please read carefully to help with your preparation. For any other queries please visit the event website and the FAQ section. Please note Transfers between cyclists closes on June 30th. RIDER PACK Please …

New Event Partner – Hurst Botanicals

New Spotlight Partner – Hurst Botanicals As part of a committment to putting the Spotlight on new and exciting start ups we are deleighted to announce Hurst Botanicals as a new event partner for 2023. To celebrate the announcement the good people at Hurst Botanicals have provided some great prizes if you sign up for the event on or by …

Five Training Tips – Building up the miles

Training Advice with the Schleck X-Perience Well done on the work completed to get this far. With the Easter break now over its time to get back into that weekly training routine! You’ll be starting to see a big increase in your base fitness after the work of the last few months and your weekend rides are now starting to …