Cycling around the Netherlands

September 2017 Overall thoughts After 5 days of cycling around the Netherlands, there are a few great things I noticed and appreciated, which makes cycling safe, enjoyable and easy. Touring on a bike is such a great way to see the countryside. You discover so much more than going by car or train. It’s a … Continue reading Cycling around the Netherlands

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Charity Cycle for Laura Lynn

On Tuesday 5th September, I'm taking on a 3 day charity cycle with 40 work colleagues at Microsoft in support of Laura Lynn Children's Hospice. Training began in June with many first time cyclists but it's great to see everyone out and ready. We have a big fundraising target of €50,000. Please donate online here … Continue reading Charity Cycle for Laura Lynn

Duathlon Race Report – RD view

This is a race report with a difference. For a race I didn't even take part in. The Phoenix Park Duathlon took place on 22nd April 2017 with over 200 competitors. I was one of the 40 Belpark Tri Club volunteers who made it happen. Here's my report from the race director's (RD) eyes. Where … Continue reading Duathlon Race Report – RD view

Waterford Greenway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXayKRZjhDs It’s great to see such positivity and comments about the Waterford Greenway. It’s not even finished or officially open yet, but 2016 was a breakthrough year. I hope 2017 bring lots of new people to the area to walk, cycle and explore the beautiful countryside. The Greenway is a 46 kilometre paved trail on … Continue reading Waterford Greenway

Quest Glendalough Bike Recce

While many of you were kicking off your adventure race season in Killarney on 13th March, I decided to look forward to Quest Glendalough on 23rd April. I did a recce of the bike route (Strava route), to learn a bit more about the climbs, descents, road surface and corners. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSbRq_ndqTI   Shay Elliott Climb … Continue reading Quest Glendalough Bike Recce

Winter Training in Gran Canaria

After 4 days of cycling over Christmas in Gran Canaria, I thought I’d share my reasons for coming here and why it’s such a good base for warm weather winter training, whether you’re a runner, cyclist or triathlete. I've written about Christmas Cycling in Gran Canaria before, in 2014, 2012 and 2011 so trying to … Continue reading Winter Training in Gran Canaria

A Few Good Cycling Reads

I've read a bunch of good books lately. Reading is a great way to switch off - it absorbs all of your attention. You can't tweet and read. You can't talk and read. You can't drive and read. It's all consuming. Which is something we don't have enough of these days, with constant distractions of … Continue reading A Few Good Cycling Reads

Girona, Catalunya: A Cyclists Paradise

Barri Vell, Girona Girona is a cycling mecca, without the crowds. What I mean is that it should be crawling with cyclists, exploring the amazing routes around the region. But it’s surprisingly quiet. I spent 3 days recently cycling around the Gironés region, and what a base it is. Plus Girona is a lovely city to spend … Continue reading Girona, Catalunya: A Cyclists Paradise