Tips for Cycling in Fog
Nov29

Tips for Cycling in Fog

Its no secret that we can experience all four seasons in a matter of hours here in Ireland so we have some tips for staying safe in the fog writes Ruth O’Connor Our changeable weather can be a bit of nuisance if you’re a cyclist – there’s nothing like heading out in your shorts and t-shirt only for the dark clouds to roll in and the wind to pick up. Being prepared for the unexpected can ensure that you stay safe and sound no...

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Winter Cycling
Nov12

Winter Cycling

Let’s face it. We live in Ireland. If we are to wait for fine weather before we venture outdoors, we’d never do anything! If you’re keen to stay on your bicycle this winter, here’s a few tips to keep you comfortable, safe and having fun as the cold, wet weather arrives writes Ruth O’Connor Clothing I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”. Nothing takes the joy out...

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Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep07

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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On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies
Jul01

On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies

As we move into phase 3 many are considering cycling to work so we have some tips for the newbie cyclist writes Ruth O’Connor I’m like an excited child, squealing with excitement as we pass each other. I try to communicate my delight and solidarity with an enthusiastic nod and smile, whilst also trying not to come across as a total oddball. But every single time, my gleeful grin is been mirrored by the women passing me. See, us...

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Pedestrians and cyclists need more space on roads
Apr22

Pedestrians and cyclists need more space on roads

New measures are needed during the coronavirus crisis to help physical distancing and safety The Irish Pedestrian Network and Cyclist.ie call on the national government to provide safe, usable space across the country for people to shop, exercise and commute by walking and cycling during the Covid-19 crisis. While current lock-down restrictions are in place until May 5th, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has stated that social...

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Tips for getting out on your bike during “Lockdown”
Mar29

Tips for getting out on your bike during “Lockdown”

This is an easy one. Don’t. Don’t get out on your bike. That’s the tip writes Ruth O’Connor Unless you’re commuting to work, cycling to get supplies or there is another extremely important reason for using your bicycle as transport, just leave it in the shed for a few weeks. It’ll be there when this is over, as will the mountains and trails you want to cycle. If you want to take a spin with your kids within 2km of your home and...

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