SKODA Launch new Celtic Series

2016 SKODA Celtic Cycle Series is launched SKODA Tour de Conamara is delighted to be part of the new SKODA Celtic Cycling Series linking three Irish events in Clifden, Ennis and Drogheda with our Celtic cousins in Brittany, Wales and the Isle of Man. SKODA cycling ambassador Roz Purcell was on hand to launch the www.celticseries.ie The Celtic Series events …

March Draw Winners

Congrats to the March participants draw winners – Skoda Clothing won by Paula Doyle, Geashill, Offaly and Paul Duffy, Balybrittas, Laois. PowerBar supply won by Shane Power, Athenry, Galway.

Preparing for the longer spin

Whether it is the 80km or 140km route you are tackling here are a few tips if theses distances will be new to you. For some, 80km or 140 kilometres is no big deal. For others it may be the single biggest physical challenge they will ever undertake on a bike. Many cyclists, however, fall somewhere between the two and …

March miles 

Tour de Conamara blogger John Donnelly’s March Miles update. Well here we are another month closer. We are 8 weeks out from the tour and I haven’t been getting in as much miles in as I wanted but I got a 95km spin in and felt tired but well after it, My yoga for cyclists book is still on the …

New Celtic Series Jersey for 2016

Celtic Series Clothing by Atlantic Rouleur for 2016 The full 2016 Celtic Series cycling kit has been revealed with the addition of the short sleeve jersey, bib shorts and long sleeve jersey for the cooler mornings or evenings.  All designs feature the well known Celtic Series stripes and the new cycling brand Atlantic Rouleur.  These are strictly limited edition and …

Training on Empty

Training on a empty stomach or in fasted state is a hot topic these days and for most athletes can lead to excellent results.  Nutritional Therapist Maev Creaven discusses the benefits of cycling training on empty. What is training on empty? The more technical terms for it are Fasted Training or Intermittent Fasting, basically means eating no foods for a …

Granfondo Hibernia – Your next Celtic Series Challenge

The SKODA Granfondo Hibernia is a new cycling sportive that forms part of the newly expanded series of events delivered in partnership with SKODA across Ireland. The event will be delivered to the same standard as the SKODA Tour de Conamara and is hosted in Ennis, Co. Clare on the August Bank Holiday Sunday 31st July.  The event will provide …

Preparing for The Hills

No such thing as a 100% flat sportive.  This is to help you in other sportives, not really Tour de Conamara!! We only have a few lumpy drags at the end! Seriously though, at that stage of the event you are feeling a bit tired and they may appear like Alpe d’Huez with heavy legs and the last 20km to …

Enhance Your Cycling Wardrobe

Watch out for the chance to get your hands on some great clothing – long sleeve jerseys for the non sunshine days.  Made a small bit heavier than the regular coolmax cycling jerseys, these are ideal for the early morning, evening or slightly cooler days.  A new option for you will be the new Celtic Series kit for 2016.

February Competition Winner

The participants draw for February included hotel accommodation at The Clifden Station House Hotel, nutrition advice and cycling clothing – Congrats to Fergus Aherne of Stillorgan, Co Dublin.  The full prize included Two night stay at the Clifden Station House Hotel Velotec Cycling Winter Jacket and Rain Jacket Sports Nutrition Consultation with The Nutrition Centre (Dublin & Galway) PowerBar Race Pack