The Chocolate Damage – How many miles to burn it off

With the Easter Eggs eaten for 2019 or many still staring at you, how long will you have to cycle to burn off the Easter calories. How many calories do you burn cycling? Realistically, it depends on your height and weight and the speed you are cycling. The intensity of your cycling has an impact on how many calories you …

April Registration – Enter & Win

WINNERS ANNOUNCED Cyclists who registered for the ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle by the end of April were all entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes. We teamed up with ŠKODA Celtic Series Partner, Clifden Station House Hotel and ŠKODA to provide some great incentives to register early. Watch out for a fantastic June Draw that everyone will …

Best Stretches For Cyclists

Stretching A Day Keeps the Aches Away Stretching probably get the attention it needs among cyclists. Here are a number of post ride stretches you should consider in your post ride habits. Kneeling Lunge For: Hip flexors and Psoas Due to the forward-leaning position on the bike, cyclists are prone to tight hip flexors because the muscles are almost always …

Registration Competition Winner

Are you the winner for registering for both the ŠKODA Tour de Conamara and the ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle. A great prize for two in conjunction with sportivebreaks.com The winner of the cycling trip for two to Italy or Morrocco is Brian O’ Neill of Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly and a member of the Grand Canal Wheelers.

Training for the Ton

Kick Start the Training – Reboot the Focus – a few tips to consider as you start to focus on the events that are coming your way. A 100-mile or 100 km cycle is a milestone nearly every cyclist strives to reach. The roadblock for most of us is finding the time to prepare for a century or the ton. With only so many hours in the day, most of which we spend working and sleeping, ride time is …

Register Early to Win

Enter by the end of January to win a bumper cycling prize 2019 Early Registration Prize We have teamed up with sportivebreaks.com again to offer cyclists who register early the chance to win a great cycling break. Cyclists who register for both the ŠKODA Tour de Conamara and the ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle before January 31st will be entered …

Save the Date 2019

The 2019 ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle International Sportive will take place on Saturday 27th July, starting and finshing in Ennis. Registration is open to the public on 1st January 2019.  If you took part in one of the ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series events in 2018 you will have an option to register for the event before it opens up to the …

Final Details – What You Need To Know

The 2018 ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle Rider Pack gives you all the information you need to prepare for your cycle. From the Pasta Party at Al Hayes ŠKODA on Friday evening to event times and maps, everything you need to get ready for Saturday is here. PLease click on the Rider Pack link to download the pdf with all …

Namedsport Named as Event Nutrition Partner

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Namedsport, the fastest growing international sports nutrition brand for cycling. If its good enough for Dan Martin and his UAE team, then its good enough for us. Namedsport is official partner to the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta, Tour of Yorkshire and now the Ring of Clare Cycle plus a host of top …

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Every few weeks we bring you a blog on your approach to training and general preparation for your summer of cycling activity. This blog is brought to you by Willie Healy, training guru and nutritional adviser with Mind & Body Fitness, Ennis. Nowadays we are blessed (and maybe cursed) with an overload of information. Thanks to the World Wide Web, …