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Top European Cycling Cities to Explore this Summer

Posted in FunkedUp News by Colin Hennessy

May 4, 2016

Top European Cycling Cities Summer is well and truly here! And with summertime comes holidays! If you're planning on any breaks away this summer, there is no better way to explore a new destination than on a bike. Cycling Cities are on the rise with bikes that are cheap to rent, you can cover much more ground than walking, all while seeing more of the city and absorbing the local culture. With that in mind, we've picked some of our favourite cycling cities in Europe, so if you're heading to any of...
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Funked Up - Volvo LifePaint

Posted in Cool Video by Graham White

December 15, 2015

Funked Up were recently approached by Volvo to collaborate with them on the Irish launch of their awesome new product LifePaint. With road usage growing at an unprecedented rate in Ireland they wanted to see how LifePaint could make a difference in an urban centre like Dublin. You can see the results in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jb1ZSdmGSdI We're happy to embrace any new idea that can help to improve the safety of cyclists out on the roads, and LifePaint is a simple concept that helps to make us...
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Funked Up Heroes - Bike Messengers

Posted in FunkedUp News by Graham White

September 3, 2015

funked up heroes Following the launch of the first of our ‘Funked Up Heroes’ videos, we wanted to take a closer look at the life of Dublin’s bike messengers; a work hard - play hard group of dedicated urban cyclists who are the invisible lifeblood of the city. Overworked, underpaid and generally looked upon with disdain, they live to ride and take great pride in their profession. But, there’s more than meets the eye with this subculture so it’s worth taking a closer look at who they are and what...
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Funked Up Summer Cycle Tour: Copenhagen

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

July 8, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) This week, the Danish capital; Copenhagen Copenhagen This city is often listed as the very best city to cycle in. Not only does it have some of the best bike infrastructure in the world, cycling is ingrained in the culture! 1.2 Million Kilometers are cycled in Copenhagen each day with 36% of people commuting by bike, while there are plans to increase this to 50% by next year. In 1892 the cities very...
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Top City Cycling Spots: London

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

July 1, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) This week, we're off to the great city of London. London London is a big city. And can be a great city for cycling but you need to have your wits about you, unlike Berlin, drivers don't take too kindly to cyclists. This said, London has been improving its bike infrastructure over the last number of years. The first four of 12 'Cycle Superhighways' have already been opened with the remaining...
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Join our team We're looking for a Design and Web Intern who's fun, enthusiastic, full of energy and drive to come in and join our team based in Dublin 8. FunkedUp was one of the first bike companies where customers were able to completely customize their own fixed and single speed bikes via our website. We're currently ship bikes all over Europe (and recently as far as Japan & New Zealand) and we want to grow are already awesome customer base! Maser FunkedUp Artist Edition #1 Do you...
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Top City Cycling Spots: Berlin

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

June 24, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities  This time around... Berlin What a city! Berlin has it all! Such a mass and mashup of different cultures - and don't get me started on the night life! It too, like Dublin & Paris before, is a great cycling city! It's also very flat and has very wide roads which are always good on your bike. What's more, the drivers actually pay attention to cyclists. So with out further a due, our favorite...
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Top City Cycling Spots: Paris

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

June 17, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) This week it's Paris! The city of light has a lot to offer cyclists as they're forever expanding their cycle infrastructure. There are currently 440km of cycle lanes, a mix between cycle / bus lanes & dedicated lanes. Like Dublin (which we did last week) we've listed 5 destinations which you can cycle to in about an hour. Check out the map at the end of the post to see...
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Top City Cycling Spots: Dublin

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

May 20, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) We're starting off on home soil this week with the fair city of Dublin. The mountains surrounding the city can make it quite the challenge for the average fixie or single speed rider, but we're going base this list between the Grand and Royal canals. Keepin' it central, yo! Phoenix Park Image Credit: Most Beautiful Pages[/caption] This is one of the biggest walled parks within a city in Europe...
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Dublin Web Summit get their f.ounders FunkedUp

Posted in Events by Colin Hennessy

June 5, 2014

FunkedUp dropped their third bike over to The Dublin Web Summit on Tuesday morning. The f.ounders bike makes a nice addition to The Summit and START bikes. The Summit team have just completed their first US event Collision in Las Vegas last month and are building towards there home event in Dublin this coming October. We were lucky enough to be in attendance last October, which took place around Halloween so there was plenty of fun and networking to be had. The RDS, where the main conference takes place, was full...
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