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Braking News - Jan 2018

Cycling Ireland's Newsletter

The 28 Day February Cycling Challenge - will you be taking part?

Wintry months can be bleak, and drain you of your motivation. Sometimes new year's resolutions don't go quite to plan, and the January blues take over, parking your "new year, new you" goals....

That's where #2828 comes in, our 28 Day February Cycling Challenge. This is a personal challenge where you aim for a minimum of 28 minutes of cycling every day for the 28 days of February. If you can't cycle every day, why not throw in a bit of cross training: running, walking, swimming, weights, circuits, rowing... whatever it is that gets you out and about getting some fresh air. Turbos and spinning bikes are allowed also!

This is a facebook challenge so head on over and just click on the "interested" button on our
FACEBOOK EVENT to join us for the month. Share your photos, your videos and your messages along the way, and we will share some tips along the way.

Looking for more information including the rules? READ ALL HERE.

Cycle Right - Adult Cycle Training

The Road Safety Authority is now rolling out Adult Cycle Training, with the support of Cycling Ireland as part of the ongoing programme of CYCLE RIGHT, the National Cycling Training Standard.

The process starts with pilot training and we are looking for people to take part in them. These pilot courses will cover up to 200 participants for three hours of cycle road training, and will be fully funded by the RSA.

This training will specifically target those who are cycling, returning to cycling or wishing to cycle and will cover skills that competent, confident cyclists need to keep themselves safe on the road network.


MPDL - why this is so important

You are probably hearing a lot about the Minimum Passing Distance Legislation (MPDL) lately, and may wonder what it is?

The bill has been drawn, and it will be voted on shortly!

How can cyclists help?

You can help influence the decision makers through sending letters to your local TDs.


Member Benefits

Cycling Ireland are delighted to offer a range of discounts exclusively to our members! Check out a few of the latest ones below!

Cycling Ireland members will get a €100 voucher to use against the purchase of Going in the Zone, an online mental training programme for sports people developed and delivered by renowned mental fitness coach, Alan Heary.

A1 Coaching have teamed up with Cycling Ireland to offer all Cycling Ireland members a 50% discount on Lactate Testing! READ MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT OFFER HERE.

We have great news for event organisers, with an announcement of a partnership with Eventmaster, one of Ireland's leading online registration providers - READ MORE HERE

Training Peaks is the official training platform for Cycling Ireland, with all athletes getting 20% off Training Peaks Premium. READ MORE about how you can train smarter.

Cycling Ireland members also get a €50 voucher to use on any bike fitting service at the BIKE FIT STUDIO

Spin 11 are the official performance clothing sponsor for Cycling Ireland - members can ORDER TEAM IRELAND CYCLING KIT HERE

PowerBar are the official fuel provider for the High Performance Team. Cycling Ireland members can avail of a 10% Discount on PowerBar Products Here

In the coming weeks we will be introducing exciting offers on the overseas training camps in Portugal's Quinta do Logo - a multi-sport resort that provides professional level training and coaches to residents and guests. The team is run by world class athletes, including our own double Paralympic Champion and multiple World Champion, Mark Rohan who manages the Bike Shed. Watch this space!!

Last month we announced our Bike Shop Initiative, and are absolutely delighted with the response. Bike Shops all around the country will be joining us to promote cycling, coming together with discounts for our members. Again, watch this space as we add details of our new bike shop family.

Monthly Awards For Three Categories

Cycling Ireland are excited to announce the introduction of monthly awards in three categories.

A new structure will see the introduction of monthly awards in the following categories; Domestic Male Rider, Domestic Female Rider and Volunteer.


Voting in these categories for January will open on the first of February, and will stay open for a week! So put your thinking caps on now...

Cyclists profiles

Over the past number of years we have been working on introducing our members to the cyclists in our community, from grassroots to high performance.

This is part of our #peopleincycling and #clubspotlight campaign - promoting the work of our many volunteers!

Check out our RIDER PROFILE section and also have a look at our CLUB news section.

If you have someone, or a club, that you would like to see featured please LET US KNOW.

Business as Usual for our Racers!

2018 has only just kicked off, that doesn't mean that it's a quiet one for some of our top elite riders! Fresh on the heels of a brilliant NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS, we have a strong seven person team heading to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The team will benefit greatly from their recently announced SPONSOR SUPPORT FROM KASK AND JUICE LUBES.

For our Track Team it is good news all round, with all nine targeted places confirmed; the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUOTAS were announced today.

Reigning World U21 Enduro Champion, KILLIAN CALLAGHAN, was presented with the BREAKTHROUGH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the Outsider Magazine Awards this week!


Earlier this month the COMMONWEALTH TEAM was announced also.

It's not just our racers who are busy - Cycling Ireland would like to welcome four new Elite National Commissaires who attended courses in Germany, Poland and UK this winter.

Membership Updates & Renewal

For many of you it's renewal time!! For the rest of you with anniversary licences, you can sit tight, fully insured, for another while.

READ HERE for all the Membership Updates, including full details on what your insurance gives you, licence updates, club affiliation and risk assessments.

Coach and Programmes Update

2017 was a busy one, and a successful one, for our Coach Education Team - with over 280 women passing through our WOMEN IN SPORT programmes, and 950 young people benefiting from programmes through dormant funding! Check out the latest fantastic video from the MOYROSS MOUNTAIN BIKERS who were just part of one of those young groups.

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