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Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep26

Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!

If you’re going to travel by bicycle, be it to work, to school, to the shop or around the world, chances are you’ll have to bring a thing or two with you writes Ruth O’Connor When I invested in my Surly Long Haul Trucker five years ago, the bag setup was the one of the most important decisions I had to make. Did I want to go for classic panniers or a more compact bikepacking setup? There are benefits and drawbacks to both but in...

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Six tips for tackling your first bike tour
Aug12

Six tips for tackling your first bike tour

Ruth touring the Rota Vicentina, Portugal Bicycle touring is one of the most enjoyable ways to see the world. Slowing things down, you get to take in the world from a completely different perspective writes Ruth O’Connor If you’re thinking of venturing off around Ireland or further afield, here are a few tips to help make the trip a lot more enjoyable. Weight – When I think about the gear that I packed when I first started...

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Three reasons to ride a bike
Jul01

Three reasons to ride a bike

Don’t knock it until you try it, there are so many good reasons to get on your bike writes Ruth O’Connor The statistics are in and they aren’t great. 75% of people who cycle every day in Ireland are men, according to the Department of Transport’s figures. So why are women less eager to hop on their bikes? Unsurprisingly, the reasons are the same reasons women are held back from so many things. Sexual harassment, safety...

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