IrishCycle.com will be covering Velo-city conference next week

IrishCycle.com will be covering Velo-city conference next week all next week. It’ll be a busy week as it’s also National Bike Week.

Do you have any tips or expectations of what should be covered? Please comment below.

We’ll be starting our Velo-city coverage over the next few days including a quirk guide to cycling in Dublin for international attendees to the conference, and an update to our Good, Bad and Ugly of Dublin Cycling Infrastructure Guide for visitors who want to sample a mix of what cycle routes are like — if you have any suggestions please comment below.

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I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

4 Comments

  1. Cycling Without Age, http://www.cyclingwithoutage.ie, will be at the Velo all week. If you are not familiar with our trishaws, this is a good opportunity to see one up close and to ask me about how it all works. On the Cycle Parade on Wed. 26th, we will have one travelling from CCD to Clontarf with the Parade and hope to have two more trishaws there to join us.

  2. The good bad and ugly Cycle routes in Dublin are. Well there are only a few good routes to Cycle so far. From Portobello Rathmines along the Grand Canal Cycle Track to the Liffey at Sam Beckett Bridge which is segregated Cycleway for about 3 KM , then Guild Street for 500 metres. Then out to Clontarf at Alfie Byrne Road at the Sails Sculpture and continue on the Sto S Cycle Track all the way to Sutton , this is the longest stretch of the S to S that is completed so far. We are still waiting for the rest of this Cycleway to be completed. Time moves very slowly in Ireland for any infrastructure to be completed.

    There are Cyclepaths in Phoenix Park which are OK but you have pedestrians walking on them . You can also go off Piste and Cycle through the Parkland and watch the Deer. The Phoenicx Park / Park Fiunnisce or Clear water is a marvelous Park of roughly 1,780 Hectares or thereabouts. This is a wonderful place to Cycle in, as you are in the countryside and yet in the city of Dublin

    The best time to Cycle in the City centre is after rush hour between 10am – 4.30pm . The worst time is 7.00am – 10,00am and 4.30pm – 7.00pm. The worst part of the City Centre is College Green and Nassau Street and Dawson Street because of the Luas Tram Tracks, very dangerous. Please try to avoid them if you can. Also along Westmoreland Street, O;Connell Bridge and O;Connell Street because of the Luas Tram Tracks and Buses wedging you in .

  3. “quirk guide” – typo or comment on our infrastructure?

  4. A report on this could be interesting: https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/station-less-bike-sharing-in-dublin-faster-healthier-greener/

    I’d also be interested to find out if ‘Moby’ (the company that just got a stationless license from Dublin city council) have an app/bikes. I’m sceptical they even exist.

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