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Simulate Your Favourite Adventure Races on Zwift

There are only weeks to go till you try and knock lumps out of your time from last year. You are training away, hard, trying to prep yourself as best you can for it. But what if there was a way you could actually do the course or chunks of it without actually having to [...]

By |2020-11-25T20:27:04+00:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Cycling, Tips & Tricks, Virtual Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To Zwift or Not to Zwift…That is the Question!

We recently ran a poll on our Facebook page to see how many of you were on Zwift. Results indicated that about 30% who replied were using it. A lower figure that actually surprised us due to the sudden hype around it and growth in global numbers. There has been a massive spike in numbers [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:03:11+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Cycling, Virtual Racing|Tags: , |1 Comment

Virtual Cycle in Support of TheGreenWave.ie

As a show of solidarity for our frontline workers and our commitment to #stayathome direction we are getting behind The Green Wave and the great work they are doing. They are providing social and emotional support to those fighting this battle in the trenches and working with small coffee shops and local businesses to bring [...]

By |2020-04-02T17:04:18+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 Updates, Cycling, Event news|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bike Theft – Secure your Strava

We have all seen/heard of the recent rise in bike theft from homes, workplaces and more scarily out on your favorite routes. This has been largely put down to the bad guys becoming tech savvy and using the tools we use everyday training to follow our movements. Technology like Strava. Did you know, if you [...]

By |2020-02-08T11:42:29+00:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: Cycling|Tags: , |0 Comments

Time to MTB

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll no doubt have seen our mountain bike escapades at some point. If you haven’t, go check it out, our pics are awesome Mountain biking takes you to some pretty epic places and the views can be breathtaking. Now before anyone else says it, I’m the first to admit that [...]

By |2020-01-24T13:30:30+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Cycling, MTB|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tyres: The All You Need to Know Guide

For any Adventure Racer one of the most important things you use is your bike…and one of the most important components of your bike is the tyres. Tyres are your only, and very small, contact with road. It’s important to have a stable and predictable tyre in all conditions especially in Adventure Racing where the conditions [...]

By |2019-09-07T09:19:50+01:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Cycling, Equipment, magazine extract|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Importance of….Bike Fitting

Can I have a show of hands please. I include myself in this by the way. You go and buy a brand-new shiny bike. You wash it more than your first-born child. You make sure the chain is pumped and the tyres oiled to the nth degree. It looks fast. You look fast. But are you [...]

By |2019-09-16T11:54:10+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Cycling, Equipment|Tags: , |0 Comments

THE STEP UP – FROM CHALLENGE TO SPORT DISTANCE

Like the thousands before you, you have tried this Adventure Racing lark and you caught the bug. Only thing is now you want to up the ante and move to the middle distance but haven't a clue where to start! well...read on! We constantly get questions about the different aspects of adventure racing and one of [...]

By |2019-09-27T20:57:02+01:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Cycling, Kayaking, Tips & Tricks, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Have you tried your hand at MTB?

Our very own Dave Gowan, an avid adventure racer and endurance athlete has been trying his hand at Mountain Biking and tells us his about his experience I’ve spent the last 12 months or so dabbling in some mountain biking, predominantly in the local trail centres. For the most part but certainly not [...]

By |2018-08-15T17:16:08+01:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Cycling|Tags: , |0 Comments

25 Health Benefits of Cycling

Ever wondered how good those miles you have clocked up on the old nelly were for you...well very good actually. Find below an awesome infographic courtesy of the guys at doctriathlon.com. It outlines why cycling rocks and gives you 25 very good reasons to keep cycling! The health benefits of cycling include a never-ending list [...]

By |2018-03-29T12:18:20+01:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Cycling|0 Comments

Gaelforce Dublin – One year on!

With Gaelforce Dublin less than 2 weeks away (Sat 17th Feb), we spoke to seasoned adventure racer, Barry Dempsey, as he reflects on his race (49k route) last year... As a regular recreational Adventurer Racer when Gaelforce announced a new event in Dublin in February, i thought yes an event i can go to and [...]

Dave’s Equipment Review…Pedals

Pedals To clip or not to clip…. That is indeed the question. There’s no doubt that I’m opening a can of worms here and I’m sure both sides will argue the toss. Those of with any sort of cycling background know the added benefit of clipless pedals, the kind that you ironically “clip” into. The [...]

By |2017-08-14T17:40:59+01:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Cycling, Equipment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dave’s Equipment Review…Tyres

A question that continually pops up and will be argued until the end of time is: What tyres should I be using?? With so many influencing factors, from chatting to your mates to checking out what the competition are running at a recent race, it’s easy to see why this question pops up more than most. [...]

So what is next on your race calendar?

About know, if you were one of the lucky 3000 plus competitors who took part over the weekend in either Quest Glendalough or Shore2Summit, you are probably already beginning to plot your next outing. Check out our new and improved event guide for the coming year and get planning... http://www.kayathlon.ie/events Also stay tuned as we will [...]

Conquer Heavy Leg Syndrome

For anyone who has ever gotten the heavy legs after transitions, you know it can be very frustrating. But there are ways & tricks to get around it. Before I tell you those, lets get to understand why exactly it happens. Reason 1: When cycling, the blood is mainly directed up into the quads in what [...]

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