Attack on a Cyclist“I don’t know how I didn’t break my neck.”

As heard on liveline

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“An act of savagery.” That was Joe Duffy’s description on Liveline of the attack on a cyclist in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains last weekend. The cyclist, John, was biking through the Sally Gap, as he has done many times in the past, when a car came up beside him. A man leaned out of the passenger side and pushed John off his bike. This …

The Isolated EarCycling and Housework

As heard on The Isolated Ear

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Cycling and Housework (1953) The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   In July 1953, the Sports Stadium programme on Raidió Éireann featured a ‘Mrs. Sheridan’ cyclist.  It was Eileen Sheridan, who broke long-distance …

Documentary On OneThe Orwell Wheeler

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30 years ago, Irish cyclist Stephen Roche’s family teased him that his trip to Paris to attempt the Tour de France would end in him taking a spin around the Eiffel Tower and returning home. He went on to win the three biggest cycling races in the world in a single season: The Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the World Championship – …

Cycling Innovation‘As a cyclist, it seems like there’s no way to avoid looking like a sleeping bag on wheels.’

As heard on thebusiness

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Every cyclist could benefits from improvements in technology. For instance, a force field to protect you from, ahem, reckless motorists would be great, but unfortunately, that might be a few years off yet. So, in the meantime, what can technology do right now to improve your commute if you’re a cyclist? The indefatigable Colette Kinsella – herself a keen cyclist …

Motorists and cyclists in combat‘In that battle, there is only going to be one loser.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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New politics might have introduced us to historic levels of cooperation between those old Civil War rivals, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. And in Northern Ireland, the Good Friday agreement might have brought together implacable old enemies like Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. But when it comes to our roads, it seems an outbreak of peace between some cyclists and …