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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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Cycling to School Safely
Aug29

Cycling to School Safely

Cycling to school is a great way to start the day while building independence and confidence in your child writes Geraldine Herbert There has been an 86% drop in the number of children cycling to school according to recent CSO figures and while the lack of infrastructure and the danger from traffic due to driver behaviour, speed of cars and sheer volume is largely to blame its easy to forget just how much fun and healthy cycling to...

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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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Why aren’t more women cycling in Dublin?
Jun27

Why aren’t more women cycling in Dublin?

Women represent just one in four people who travel by bike. The Dublin Cycling Campaign Women on Wheels presented details of their research this week at an International cycling conference. The aim of the study was to find out why women represent such a low proportion of those travelling on two wheels, in fact, only 27% of commuters by bike in Ireland are women. ‘Women on Wheels’ coordinator Louise Williams says: “We looked around and...

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