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Getting Your Bike Ready For The Sportive Season

Your bike has been out of sight – and probably out of mind  for the last few months, so what should you look out for before taking it out for the first time after its enforced hibernation? Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for these great tips to keep your bike in shape. Give Your

Summer Cycling: Keeping Your Bike in Shape for Sportives

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for these great tips to keep your bike in shape. Are you gearing up for a couple of Sportives in the near future? The friendly, albeit slightly grubby, crew from the Cycle Superstore workshop has some top-notch tips to help you keep your bike in tip-top shape this

Top Tips for Keeping Your Bike Clean and Fast

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for these top tips for keeping your bike clean and fast The simple act of keeping your bike clean can significantly enhance your riding experience. You’ve probably heard the saying: “A clean bike is a fast bike.” It holds true. To truly maximize the performance of any bike,

Essential Gear for Your Cycling Saddle Bag: What to Pack for a Smooth Ride

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for these saddle bag essentials. Before you embark on your biking adventure, let’s make sure you’ve got your saddle bag packed with all the essentials. Check out Cycle SuperStore’s range of saddle bags HERE. If you are heading off road – mountain bikers can use Enduro hip/waist bags or

Essential Tips for a Successful Sportive Experience

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for these top tips on preparing and participating in a sportive. Train Consistently Having a solid training plan leading up to the event is crucial. Gradually increase your mileage and incorporate different terrains to prepare for varied conditions. Check out Cycle Superstore’s Wicklow 200 talk for training plan

Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Cycling Clothing

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for this advice on how to look after your delicate cycling clothing. Cycling clothing is every cyclist’s best friend, offering warmth during chilly winter rides and keeping you cool in the summer heat. Crafted from high-performance fabrics, it’s designed to wick moisture away from your skin. Taking good

Spring Cycling Essentials: Dressing for Comfort and Performance

Thanks to our friends at Cycle Superstore for this essential posting on cycling wardrobe for the summer months. As the longer evenings finally arrive, it’s time to bid farewell to winter clothing (fingers crossed) and start planning your wardrobe for the summer months. But when it comes to spring cycling attire, what should you prioritise

How to have a successful W200

Essential viewing! Aidan Hammond at Cycle SuperStore on all things Wicklow 200. A distinguished cycling coach with extensive experience, Aidan holds the prestigious Cycling Ireland Level 3 coaching certification and serves as a coach tutor. With over 25 years of coaching experience, Aidan has worked with riders of all abilities, ranging from leisure cyclists to

Why do I always bonk out on the bike?

Marine LENEHAN, Sports Nutritionist, Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher Cycling friends, I am guessing you have already heard the word “bonking out”. In the cycling world, bonking out is not a nice feeling at all. It literally feels like hitting a wall, a point of no return, impossible to carry on. This can simply be

All about carbohydrates & sugar for cyclists

Marine LENEHAN, Sports Nutritionist, Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher It is an important goal for athletes of any level to provide their bodies with enough energy to fuel the body to maintain and enhance performance. The body gets energy from carbohydrates, protein and fats. The body’s main source of energy is carbohydrates. Timing and quantities