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Red Hook Crit 2016

Posted in Events by Graham White

April 28, 2016

2016 crit season It's that time of the year again, when the world's best urban track bike riders come together to take on the now legendary Red Hook Crit series. 2016 sees the series take place over 4 races in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona and Milan with nearly 100 women and 300 men registered to compete. This weekend the first race of the 2016 series take place in Brooklyn, marking the 9th year of an event that started back in 2008, when race director David Trimble organised a low-key race...
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A Brief History of Gold Sprints

Posted in Events by Graham White

February 26, 2015

Put quite simply, a Gold Sprint, or roller race, is a competition where two or more riders compete in a cycling race over a distance of 500 meters or more. The twist being that the cyclists don’t move an inch, as their bikes are mounted on a set of rollers. The rollers are connected to a computer and a display showing the distance travelled. While the Gold Sprint, as we know it, may be a modern phenomenon, the idea of racing bikes on rollers goes way back...
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Red Hook Crit - A Race Like No Other

Posted in Events by Graham White

August 28, 2014

While most people nowadays are content using their fixed gear bikes to cruise around the city taking in the sights, there exists an ever growing population of urban athletes taking their race ready track bikes from the wooden boards of the velodrome to the streets to compete in fixed gear criteriums. A mash-up of bike messenger style alleycat races and traditional road racing criteriums these races are high on adrenaline and low on rules. One gear, no brakes, furious racing all in a compact urban setting that’s an incredible buzz...
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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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FunkedUp at The Irish Cycling Show

Posted in Funky Bike by Colin Hennessy

May 22, 2014

On the Sunday of the second weekend of May, Dublin played host to the worlds second most famous cycling race, the Giro D'Italia. The city turned pink for the weekend to watch the peloton rock through the streets of Ireland's capital. Tens of thousands came out to watch the cyclists compete for the Pink jersey, which was won Marcel Kittle just outside Government buildings on his birthday! While just across the road in Merrion Square The Irish Cycling Show was already in full swing. Friday evening saw teams from both The Bike...
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