by Tommy Campbell
It is that time of year, when, inevitably you make soundings about what you want for CHRISTMAS from the man in LAPLAND or the NORTH POLE!! I penned a few ideas to make life simple for you! Also it was a weight off my shoulders when SAM BENNETT got over the finishing line as cyclist of the year.
Sam Bennett Wins Cycling Award : Click Here
Truth is, I didn’t vote this time (as I was exasperated with his non-inclusion over the years. I am firmly of the belief that his Tour de France finish a couple of years was a feat on its own. Hopefully it will go down in the annals of not alone Irish cycling BUT world cycling. I rest my case!) So, maybe I was the culprit that denied his placing on the top of the MOUNTAIN.
It is that time of year, when, if are considering making new year resolutions?
There is an unfortunate, but well known fallacy that bicycles are like clothes! Yes, you can grow into them. Well, that is totally incorrect and cause problems? No one should fall into this trap and to make sure that it doesn’t go under the radar.
You learn or at least should do! Rule one, should be when buying a bicycle is to go to your local bicycle outlet. They’ll more than likely greet you and pass on the experience they have gained from experience of dealing with the public. They’ll value your custom. Normally, they’ll let you browse throughout the out and will observe how you are mind is honing in on various machines. After all they’ll want you to end up with the proper machine and as a good sales person. They’ll hope that you will become a sale in later periods.
When choosing a bike there are a number of pitfalls to avoid? Questions have to be asked, the correct answers, will ensure that the maximum pleasure, satisfaction and value is brought to heel from the bike.
First of all-why do I want it? To cycle of course, but what sort of cycling! Such as long, journeys / relaxation / touring / competition (maybe you could be a Sean Kelly or Stephen Roche, after all they set the scene) or just fun?
Sad to see that Philip Deignan of Team Sky has called it a day in the professional ranks. Philip Deignan retires after 14 years of Professional Cycling : Click Here
He was a model cyclist. In my opinion there has to be a BOOK on his exploits as a person. His first inkling was a cycle to Sligo which is well documented. But for me it was his performance in the EAGLE TOUR in Langkawi (Malaysia) in the year 2003. Alone you could a BOOK. Happy retirement Philip from all at www.irishcyclingnews.com
The answer to those queries will determine what range your purchase will make your mind up. With that settled. This is where the sales person will come into own.
Too small and you will NEVER be comfortable. Too big and you could end not being in total or l control of the machine. Also you will be visiting him that a danger not alone to yourself but the general public.
If choosing a bicycle is suddenly starting to sound like hard work, don’t worry, it isn’t. Your sales person will make it both enjoyable and fun. Find out for yourself by crossing the threshold of a bicycle outlet?
Bray CX GP Results – Sorry for the delay.
Is anything safe in this world of cycling?
Twenty bikes were conveniently removed from 3T headquarters, including a one-of-a-kind Exploro hand-painted by the late Dario Pegoretti.
The facility at Bergamo, Italy had a visit from robbers last Monday. was robbed on Monday morning as indicated on social media.
Allegedly six or eight culprits eight (masked) got through a 1-meter-thick wall to reach the warehouse and in turn helped themselves to the booty of at least twenty 20 bikes. The police were on site within minutes of the robbery, but the thieves had scarpered.
Among the bikes, stolen was an Exploro painted by the late Dario Pegoretti. The famous Italian framebuilder died August 23. The bike was a gift from Pegoretti to 3T in celebration of the launch of the Exploro.
3T has asked anyone with information on the robbery. The Pegoretti Exploro is notable for its distinctive downtube painting.
I have no doubt that plans are afoot for the Worlds in England next year!
Recently I spoke with Declan and Oliver from the Ballbriggan CC.
They have certainly scooped a great location with their HOTEL within metres of the finishing line. No doubt Oliver and Declan were in before the announcement was made. The Early Bird ………
2019 UCI World Championships schedule
- Sat Sept 21 – Beverley-Tadcaster-Wetherby-Harrogate Circuit – Para-cycling Road Races (C1 Event)
- Sun September 22 – Harrogate Circuit – Team Time Trial Mixed Relay – 28km (two circuits)
- Mon September 23 – Harrogate Circuit – Women Junior Individual Time Trial – 14km (one circuit)
- Mon Sept 23 – Men Junior Individual Time Trial – 28km (two circuits)
- Tues September 24 – Ripon to Harrogate – Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit)
- Tues Sept 24 – Women Elite – Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit)
- Weds September 25 – Northallerton to Harrogate – Men Elite Individual Time Trial – 54km (route only)
- Thurs September 26 – Richmond to Harrogate – Men Junior Road Race – 144.5km (route plus three circuits)
- Fri Sept 27 – Doncaster to Harrogate – Women Junior Road Race – 91.5km (route only)
- Fri Sept 27 – Men Under 23 Road Race – 192.5km (route plus three circuits)
- Sat 28 September 28 – Bradford to Harrogate – Women Elite Road Race – 149.5km (route plus three circuits)
- Sun September 29 – Leeds to Harrogate – Men Elite Road Race – 284.5km (route plus seven circuits)
Great Video here : Dun Laoghaire Cycling Week 1955 1956