Introduction to Cycling

Cycling made its Olympic debut in the inaugural modern Summer Games in Athens, Greece, in 1896. That year, road race competitors did two laps of the marathon route from Athens to Marathon and back - a total distance of 87 kilometres. Although road racing was absent from the schedule in 1900, 1904 and 1908, it has been part of the rosta of sports ever since. A team road race event was added to the programme in 1912, but it was dropped in 1956 in favour of a 100km team time trial that stayed on the schedule until 1992, when it was replaced by an individual time trial. A women's road race was added in 1984, with individual road time trials for women joining the schedule in 1996. For contact details of Cycling Ireland please click on Full story

Irish Cyclist Martyn Irvine Interview

Martyn Irvine is a seven time Irish Track & Road National Champion and represented Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games. Although disappointed with his performance in London, Martyn bounced back to form last November, winning two silver medals for Ireland at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. However the best was yet to come. On […]

Ireland’s track cycling progress

The Irish track team brought their World Championships campaign to a conclusion in Paris yesterday, with the standout performances coming from Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen. World U23 TT silver medallist Ryan Mullen was seventh in the individual pursuit on Saturday, Eoin Mullen set a new personal best for the sprint and finished inside the […]

Irvine 10th in Paris scratch race

Ireland’s Martyn Irvine had to settle for 10th in the men’s scratch race at the Track World Championships. The Ards rider, world champion two years ago, missed the five-man breakaway with a quarter of the race to go as Germany’s Lucas Liss took gold. Irvine will now turn his attention to his main target in Paris, […]

Olympic Games Road Cycling Time Trial

The new venue for the Road Time Trial will be in Pontal, located in the west Rio. The temporary venue will host the men’s and women’s time trial races, in which riders leave the starting line individually, every 90 seconds, with the cyclist who completes the course in the fastest time winning the gold medal. The […]

Track Cycling World Cup – Colombia

Cycling Ireland has entered a large team in next weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia. This is the third and final World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, with more valuable Olympic qualification points available. Racing begins on Friday with the Men and Women’s Team Pursuit Squads competing, the Men’s Team […]

Deirdre Murphy 2000 Olympian RIP

The Olympic Council have been informed of the passing of Irish Cyclist and Sydney 2000 Olympian Deidre Bader (nee Murphy -far right in photo), beloved wife of Lawrence S. Bader, adoring mother of Ethan Russell Bader, cherished daughter of Daniel Murphy and Sally Kandle, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014 at the Calvary Hospital […]

World Time Trial Silver for Mullen

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen lost out on a gold medal at the World Under-23 Individual Time Trial in Spain to Australia’s Campbell Flakemore by just 0.48 of a second. Mullen had set the mark in difficult conditions  recording a time of 43:50.42  and sat in gold medal position. It was an anxious wait for the 20-year-old cyclist […]

Irish Team Road World Championships

Cycling Ireland has announced a strong team to compete across the categories at the UCI Road World Championships which take place in Ponferrada, Spain from 21st – 28th September. The thirteen rider team will compete across the junior, U23 and senior categories in the picturesque Spanish town, with the time trials dominating the first half […]

Knight wins World Silver

Ireland’s Josie Knight has won a Silver Medal in the Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit at the UEC European Track Championships U23/Junior in Anadia, Portugal. Knight earlier qualified for the final as the fastest qualifier posting 2.29.467 for the 2km race against the clock, guaranteeing her a medal in the gold medal ride off against Russia’s […]

Ryan Mullen National Road Race Champion

Ryan Mullen stormed to victory at the National Road Race championships in Multyfarnham yesterday, the 19-year-old An Post Chain Reaction rider going clear of a 10-man escape group with 35km to go in the 171km race. The leading group built up a lead of more than two minutes on the rest of the field, leaving pre-race favourites Sam […]
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