Sofa to Saddle

With the huge rise in cycling interest, many council groups within the UK have come on board to promote cycling as both environmentally friendly and a massive step towards a healthy lifestyle. As cyclists within a club we all fully understand the enormous pleasure of fellowship and the satisfaction of setting and reaching goals. That…

NI Biommechanics Bike Fit 3

Mid last year VC Iveagh teamed up with the guys at NI Biomechanics to offer club members two opportunities to have a proper bike fit session.  On the back of positive feed back, a third opportunity has been organised for those whom missed out for one reason or another, or for any who wish to…

Race Preparation

With the race season almost upon us, several weeks ago I asked one of the clubs most experienced riders, for an insight into his race preparation in the hope that this may be helpful, to those new to racing, or yet without a race preparation routine. Being competitive and race ready requires many hours of…

Club v Pro : Part 2

Once again we take a look at the minefield that is ‘statistics’ with our Club v Pro feature, this time in the form of Chain Reaction Cycles An Post rider Ryan Mullan. We had such a great response to the last one it was only right to return and have another look once the season…

Club v Pro

VC Iveaghs resident ‘Club Pro’ Neil Seffen recently decided to delve into the mind boggling world of statistics, or more specifically the difference between a Club and Pro rider. What exactly would the differences be if measured via power output? Could a Club rider ever attain the levels of a Pro even for the briefest…

Helmets: Safe or Symbolic

The bike helmet, it’s certainly an emotive issue amongst cyclists and seemingly one with no simple answer. There are many for and against advocates who constantly voice strong opinions on the matter and equally there is much evidence to back up both sides of the argument. So who is right? There is no doubt a…