Ben Shields, Athenry, Co Galway (8), and Maeve Brady (70) on the Greenway cycle

“There were a few things I wanted to do for my big birthday: go to Inishbofin, spend a day on Lough Corrib, and cycle the Co Mayo Greenway cycle route(...)

Meadhbh McHugh, with her not-so-beloved bicycle in Grand Canal Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘If I die on my bike,” I told a friend shortly after trading life on four wheels to life on two, “it will be a stress-induced heart attack that does i(...)