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

Waiting List Now Closed

After the event sold out after 46 days we created a waiting list for people to register their interest in the event if places did become available. Due to the level of demand for places and the size of the waiting list we have had to close the waiting list and it will not re-open. Some people on the waiting …

Spring has Sprung

SKODA Tour de Conamara blogger John Donnelly’s second blog as he is reaches the 100 day countdown to the event. Well February is nearly over and Spring is in the air, Spring as well as lots of rain and wind, there has been lots of wind and rain for the month and I found it hard to get out too …

2016 Event is Now Full

The 2016 SKODA Tour de Conamara is now full after only 46 days. Like last year we will operate a waiting list to accommodate cyclists if places become available. Cyclists can register through the link on the registration page for the waiting list and will be contacted if additional places become available. We will advise those on the waiting list …

January Winner

Congrats to the winner of the January competition Mr Terry Devlin, Dundrum, Co Dublin. Winner of a self catering stay at the Station House Hotel, a nutrition advice session with the Nutrition Centre, a Retul Bike Fit with alimaysport.com and a winter cycling jacket from Velotec