If you currently do not own a bike, there are a few options available to you.
Borrow one, Rent one, Buy one
Borrow one – The law of averages is you know someone who (in the past) had great ambitions of becoming the next Stephen Roche but now their bike lies in a shed gathering cobwebs. Ask them. Whats the worst that can happen…they can only say no.
Rent one – On the day of the race (in most cases), companies will be renting out bikes for the duration of the race. But they will not have an inexhaustible range to choose from. So unless you secure one early, you might not get what you had in mind.
Buy one – Bike to work scheme – If you are paying PAYE , then check out the latest government incentive where you can avail of up to €1000 off the price of a bike. Click here for more details.
* Word of warning though…its highly recommended that you put in some cycle training before your big day.