Category Archives: Tips

Keeping the “Black Dog” at bay.

Posted: April 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Between one thing and another the page has been neglected for over a month. From a behind the scenes point of view we are planning our next move, but that's just a poor excuse. From my own point of view I've had other things happening and have lost a bit of the momentum from earlier in the year. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training: May Update

Posted: May 4, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

Apologies for the lack of regular updates on this recently but I hope that the good weather has been enough of an incentive to get you out on the bike as much as possible. By this stage I hope you are used to regular spins on the bike and beginning to feel that little bit stronger and more confident with each spin. It is now May with approximately 8 training weeks left until the Ring of Kerry. Depending on your progress to date these weeks could be the most important in your training in ensuring that you enjoy yourself on the day. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: February

Posted: February 7, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

With regards to training for the Ring of Kerry in July, February is the Month when you should be concerned with slowly beginning to extend your mileage and build on the level of fitness that you have already. For this month I would advise at least two session on the bike per week (preferably three) and two other sessions of strength/flexibility work which can either be done at the gym or at home. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: January

Posted: January 11, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 1

I have been getting requests lately to go into a bit more detail on how to prepare for the Ring of Kerry so seeing as it is approximately six months away I will outline what I would deem to be a sufficient plan in terms of getting you ready for the 2nd of July. I plan to post monthly review of training advice so the following is what I would advise as being important for the month of January. [...]

How to cycle in the rain

Posted: November 10, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Even though you might describe yourself as a "fine-weather-cyclist", I'm sure you get caught in the rain from time to time like I do. A recent 3 hour spin in mostly rainy weather prompted me to write this as it can take a bit of experience to be able to cycle in the rain and keeping warm and safe and this was very noticable as lacking in some of the people I was cycling with. [...]