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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# On Yer Bike

This year
Government ‘exploring’ planning exemption for outdoor bike sheds in homes
The announcement comes following a request from the Labour party who said it needs to be made easier for people who want to cycle to do so.
Last year
Irish cyclist Eddie Dunbar joins Australia's Team BikeExchange-Jayco
Cork’s Dunbar leaves Ineos-Grenadiers on a three-year deal.
All time
NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.
Poll: Do you feel safe cycling in Ireland?
For years campaign groups and politicians have called for improved cycling infrastructure.
Dublin cycling office on the way as NTA issues tender
Dublin is currently hosting Velo City 2019, an international cycling conference taking place until Friday.
Painting white lines on roads has cost millions without making cycling safer, experts tell UK government
The government has been accused of wasting public money on inadequate cycling infrastructure.
Cyclists protest outside Dáil to highlight 'need for better infrastructure'
Around 100 bikers took part in the demonstration.
Sligo County Council looking for firm to supply it with 50 bikes for free to run dockless rental scheme
The council is looking for a firm to supply it with bikes.
'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs
The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.
Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike
Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.
Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced
The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.
In defence of cycling shorts, the new fash-hun trend of the festival season
Because who wants chaffing while they’re on the session?
4 events for... Cycling fans looking for fun on two wheels
From Westport’s third Gran Fondo to a charity cycle on the Cork cost.
After a troubled Dublin launch, BleeperBike has found a way back on the streets
The ‘stationless’ bike scheme has launched in south Dublin and two universities.
Delay to vote on 2.7km cycle route after campaign sees Fairview trees saved
The decision last month to keep the trees resulted in a new reconfiguration of the plans for Fairview.
Three out of every four people that cycle every day in Ireland are men
Half of adults own a bike, but less than one in ten cycle daily, according to stats released for National Bike Week.
A great weekend for Irish cycling just got even better
Galway’s Lydia Gurley wins scratch bronze at the World Cup event in Colombia.
Almost five million journeys were made on city bike schemes in 2016
The 40 million kilometres travelled since bike schemes began here is enough for 1,000 round trips around the planet.
Dublin City Council hopes to have rickshaws banned this year
As things stand, gardaí can only treat the operators like they would any other cyclists.
London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city
New mayor Sadiq Khan wants a total ban on dangerous lorries in the English capital.
Over 2.3m journeys made on public bike schemes so far this year
That’s almost 13,000 journeys a day, across five locations.
This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike
He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.
5 ways to winterise your bike for commuting as the weather turns sour
Follow this advice to help you stay safe over the coming months.
The bike light you absolutely must have to stay safe on your commute this winter
Effective and easy to use, we think we’ve found the solution to your safety concerns.
If you're driving around Dublin today, watch out for cyclists - thousands of cyclists
They’re cycling a long way.
On your bike! We've picked out 4 cycling events you should try this Autumn
4 provinces, 4 cycling sportives.
5 things that secretly annoy all cyclists
No, we don’t race in the Tour De France.
Bike theft is on the rise and here's what gardaí are doing about it
Nearly 6,000 bikes are stolen every year with 75% of those thefts reported in Dublin.
Cyclists and truck drivers are being told to look out for each other to stop road deaths
54 vulnerable road users have been killed by trucks since 2007.
All the best images after the world's top cyclists ride their way around the country
The peleton arrived in Skerries this afternoon after eight days of racing.
Dublin Bikes still has one big issue to overcome
The scheme celebrated its 10,000,000th journey today, but the city still needs to adapt to how popular cycling is.
It's been a bumpy ride for Martyn Irvine but now he's ready to strike gold again on the track
He’s part of an eight rider Irish team for next week’s World Championships in France.
The best Irish cyclocross rider in history aims for a 19th title this weekend… who is he?
Meet Robin Seymour.
You'll soon be able to cycle along the Ring of Kerry, but some farmers aren't happy
The 26 kilometre route runs close to the back of some landowners homes, intruding on their farmland.
Hey Galway, Cork and Limerick - Get your cycle shorts out
The Coke Zero Bikes will be with you before Christmas.
You know you're obsessed with cycling if…
You have more bikes than you do ex-girlfriends for starters.
A sunny, dry Thursday this month gave Dublin Bikes its busiest day ever
The service has also reached the milestone of 50,000 subscribers.
Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats
They look really, really uncomfortable.
What do you make of the new black and red public bikes for Cork, Limerick, and Galway?
Black and red. Yay or nay?
There is a 'real turf war' going on between cyclists and drivers in Dublin
A new Trinity College research project also finds that a large number of cycling accidents are going unreported.