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Dutch Bike Shop

The Dutch Bike Shop in the Goatstown area of Dublin is a family-run business owned and run by Astrid and Frank. They import and sell a range of Dutch bikes, which have an upright and comfortable riding position, and also have things like mudguards, pannier racks, chain guards, and dynamo lights included in the price.…

Where can I find full coverage cycling insurance?

If you buy an insurance policy for your bicycle then generally it only covers theft. But what about all the other types of cover you might want. A typical comprehensive car insurance covers you for theft, accidental damage, personal accident and third-party liability. So where I can find this kind of coverage for when I…

Bicycle helmets should be the last line of defence

There’s nothing so divisive as the debate around whether helmets should be compulsory for cyclists. Some advocates of helmet compulsion argue that if they can help (even by a little bit) to prevent injury or death, then we should all be made to wear them. And while they are entitled to that opinion, the focus…

Spotted: An Post Cyclovan

I’ve no idea what this An Post vehicle is actually called. I suppose it’s a type of cargo bike, based on a cycle-rickshaw frame, and with a big storage container and windscreen added. Personally I like the name “Cyclovan”.

Unfinished south quays cycle path

The segregated cycle path along City Quay and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay between Talbot Bridge and Samuel Beckett Bridge has been in construction for years. A lot of the work seems to be completed, with the new cycle path just needing resurfacing (and maybe painting) before it can open. But for the last few months…

Can I drink and ride?

The short answer is “No”. Some people think that the drink driving laws don’t apply to cyclists, and that they can legally have a few drinks and cycle home. Sadly the law in Ireland doesn’t quite agree: A person shall not, in a public place—(a) drive or attempt to drive, or be in charge of,…

No cycle parking for Pope Mass

Let’s hope that our Lord Jesus doesn’t pick the upcoming Papal Mass in Phoenix Park to make his second coming, as there’ll be no ‘Christ on a bike’ that day. The official transport guidelines for the Pope’s celebration of Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August state that: It is not possible to cycle…

I BIKE Dublin

I BIKE Dublin are a community of people who cycle bicycles in Dublin, and who want a more liveable city with safe cycling conditions for all ages and abilities. Current cycling infrastructure is often woeful and inconsistent across the city, and what is there is often unusable due to the careless and selfish actions of…

Safe cycling for all ages and abilities

The number one reason stopping people cycling is the perception that it’s dangerous.

Some of this fear is caused by bad road design. Some of this is caused by bad behaviour from other road users. All of the fear can be solved by better infrastructure!