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(...)

Two things bothered Graham Pope when he moved to Berlin in June 2011: not having a bike to get around, and not having a couch to offer visitors. The 3(...)

Co Mayo’s Great Western Greenway route

For decades, the number of cyclists in Ireland was in decline. In the mid-1980s, 7 per cent of commuters still cycled to work but by 2009, 78 per cent(...)

“This is the cycle lane near Holywell in Swords, the road to nowhere.” Sent in by Eunan Gaffney
Cyclepathic behaviour

The Greenway in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If you have always wanted to go on a cycling holiday but something’s been holding you back, right now is the perfect time to get in the saddle. Age, (...)

Paul O’Neill training in the Dublin mountains for the fearsome Marmotte route. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

First things first . . . please don’t call me a Mamil (middle-aged man in lycra). Admittedly, I’m middle-aged. And yes, I wear lycra (though only when(...)

Plenty of Irish children have bicycles but only a handful use them to make the trip to school. Photograph: Getty Images

One or two in every hundred children cycle to school in Ireland. It’s an astonishingly low figure by any comparisons. And, when it comes to secondary (...)

Philip de Roos and Paddy Cahill working on a Cyclingwith video

Cycling makes you happy, according to Irish filmmaker, Paddy Cahill. “There are loads of good reasons to cycle for society and the individual but I do(...)

One study found that women prefer bike facilities that are separated from motorised transport

It’s been almost four and a half years since the Government launched the Bike to Work scheme, a tax-incentive initiative designed to get Irish commute(...)

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(...)