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From Sportive Rider To a Podium in Paris

By Philippa Ryder Flying The Flag Gay Community News (GCN) published a short notice in their February issue from Team Ireland about ...
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Mallorca 312 – Europe’s Longest Amateur Sportive

Ride the Mallorca 312, Europe’s longest amateur sportive, in April 2019. Let Sportactive take care of logistics while you just ...
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What is the bonk?

  In cycling terms, the bonk is the cycling equivalent of ‘hitting the wall’ in a marathon. Also called ‘The hunger knock’, ...
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Get Your Mojo Working

Losing your motivation mid-way through the cycling season is apparently quite a common thing. Despite starting out the year with the ...
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Marmotte Sportive 2018

How do you fancy climbing four of the most famous climbs used in the Tour De France? The Marmotte Alps Sportive – taking place ...
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New Guide to Cycling In Ireland

Author, publisher and keen cyclist David Flanagan has produced a book which, he says, documents the best cycling Ireland has to offer. He’s ...
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Ride in the Sun with Sean Kelly in October

You don’t want to miss this. Ride in Mallorca this October and escape the winter blues. (sponsored article) The tour is for those ...
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New Cycling Guides from Collins Press

The Collins Press have just launched two new cycling guides; Cycling In North Leinster and Cycling in South Dublin & Wicklow. Both ...
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How To Pedal Like a Pro by Paddy Doran

Paddy Doran, High performance cycling coach and tutor. Trainer to multiple winner of Ras Tailteann, Ras Mumhan,  Tour of Ulster,  ...
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Challenge Yourself: Mont Ventoux

You’ve completed all the usual events on home soil and you’re looking for something a little bit different, a new challenge. Mont ...
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Rás Tailtean

One Saturday afternoon in September 1953, 52 riders lined up for the start of the first Rás. As they took to the roads, the concept ...
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What To Expect on Your First Sportive

So, you’ve bought the bike and all the  gear, you’ve achieved a reasonable level of fitness and competence on the bike and the ...