How to keep your bike secure at work

My office has a bike cage in the underground car park, and this week it was broken into and a number of bikes were stolen.

Apparently there’s been quite a few bike thefts from office car parks in recent times. They offer rich pickings, what with all those employees that have expensive bikes bought through the Cycle to Work scheme – and the thieves can operate relatively undisturbed during the working day.

How to beat the bus strike with your bike

On Friday and Saturday this week, the Dublin Bus and Bus √Čireann drivers are due to be on strike, affecting up to 850,000 journeys over the 48 hour period.

Your plan may be to switch to your car for tomorrow’s commute, but you just know the roads are going to be gridlocked. So why not dust off that old bike in the shed, and cycle to work?

Irish Cycling Show 2015

The Irish Cycling Show takes place this weekend (18/19th April) in the RDS Main Hall.

The show – which is now in its fourth year – includes seminar talks, stunt rides, and numerous exhibitors from the world of cycling.

Vital Fixies

Vital Fixies are a Dublin based company that specialises in selling fixie bikes.

I’m not really a fixie rider myself – I prefer a nice selection of gears when it comes to climbing hills – but I do love the vibrant colours and simplistic styling on these bikes. I wonder why you don’t see geared bikes styled in the same way.

How to Rent a Bike in Dublin

If you’re visiting Dublin and want an easy way to get around the city, then renting a bike for a few days can be a great option.

For short trips around the city centre, a ‘Dublin Bikes’ bike is ideal, and a 3-day tourist ticket is available. For longer trips, a number of companies offer bike rental.

Drivers, cyclists aren’t the problem, they’re part of the solution

Taxi drivers seems to be the worst about vocalising their dislike of cyclists. I can’t seem to take a cab ride without the driver complaining about cyclists being in the way and slowing them down.

But what they don’t realise is that they’ve got it all wrong. Having to wait before you can safely overtake a cyclist may cost you a few seconds on your journey – but the real people who are slowing down your journey aren’t cyclists, they are other drivers.