The Dublin Cycling Campaign is an independent, voluntary lobby group that has been working to improve the city for all cyclists for over a decade and a half.
Directory of bike shops in Dublin
A handy list and maps of bike shops in Dublin
Reusing and recycling scrap bicycles for the community, great place to pick up a bike or do some work on your own.
Dublin Bikes is the hugely successful bike rental scheme launched in September 2009.
Government Bike Scheme
On 1 January 2009 a new government scheme to encourage people to cycle to work came into force. This site give info on the scheme.
This is a new website run by the city council to promote cycling in Dublin
an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment
ecocity | publicity | mobility
Urban Design and Ecological Urban Living blog
Get Ireland Active
Promoting Physical Activity in Ireland
Hugely popular blog on all things cycling
a reflection of the cycling culture in current day cities
Copenhagen Cycle Chic
The original cycle chic blog from Copenhagen
Dutch in Dublin
A great blog on cycling in Dublin from the perspective of two new Dubliners transplanted from Amsterdam.
This personal blog is a good template for cyclists keeping track of their training mileage and equipment
Irish Cycling Campaigns
Cyclist.ie is an umbrella group for issues facing cyclists at a national level
Cork Cycling Campaign
Campaigning for more safer and better cycling facilities in Cork City
Galway Cycling Campaign
The GCC is a group that exists to forward the interests of ordinary everyday adult bicycle users.
Limerick Cycling Campaign
Limerick Cycling was set up to encourage and help all people in Limerick both young and old who would like to cycle in a safer environment.
Skerries Cycling Initiative
Working to promote all aspects of cycling in Skerries, including commuting, travelling to school/shops, recreation and sport.
Fingal Safe Cycling Action Group
Formed in 2006, with a particular focus on providing off-road cycle routes in the North County Dublin area
Maynooth Cycling Campaign
The aim of the Campaign is to promote cycling as a healthy leisure pursuit and as a safe, enjoyable and efficient mode of transport for everyone in the Maynooth area.
Dundalk Cycling Alliance
Dundalk Cycling Alliance, formed in 2004, aims to promote safe cycling and a better quality of urban life through the provision of cycle lanes in Dundalk and throughout Louth.
Northern Ireland Cycling Initiative
The Northern Ireland Cycling Initiative is a voluntary organisation campaigning for a safe, clean alternative to the car
Sutton to Sandycove
Working for a continuous cycleway along Dublin's seafront
International Cycling Campaigns
London Cycling Campaign
The London Cycling Campaign is naturally a much bigger organisation with more resources than any of the Irish groups but they face many of the same problems and share the same aims.
Cycle Campaign Network
The Cycle Campaign Network is the national federation of cycle campaign groups in the UK.
European Cyclists Federation
The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being.
The League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen. It promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. Membership includes 35,000 individuals, 455 cycling clubs, and 50 state and local advocacy organizations.
Danish Cyclist Federation
The Danish Cyclists Federation is a NGO devoted to promoting bicycling as means of transportation ad recreation. With approximately 40 local branches throughout Denmark and a membership of 20,000 it is firmly rooted in society.
Respira Aspira campaign to reduce urban traffic
Barcelona based RespiraAspira encourages a less congested and more pleasant urban habitat for citizens to enjoy better air quality and cleaner mobility.
Other International Cycling Sites
Sustrans, UK charity co-ordinating the UK National Cycle Network and Safe Routes to Schools. Also involved in setting up the 'Kingfisher Trail'. This is a 368 kilometre cycle trail through counties Fermanagh, Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.
Car Busters - World Carfree Network
Car Busters is the centre for the global car-free network. At their headquarters in Prague, they produce a quarterly magazine, facilitate and work on projects to promote walking, cycling, and public transport.
World Car Free Days Collaborative
A Car Free Day - a day without cars that is not only a pleasant civic event in and for itself, but also a potentially instructive one at a time when many places are looking for ways out of the cities/cars impasse.
Ken Kifer's Bike Pages
Articles on bicycle camping (bikepacking) and touring, cycling health and fitness, bicycle safety in traffic, and bicycling advocacy, plus travelogues from ten bike trips, cycling humor, and cycling links. Tragically, Ken Kifer was killed by a drunk driver in September 2003.
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum
There's more to bicycles than you think
All About Cycling
Interesting cycling website from the US. Includes link to "Yield to Life" website which encourages motorist to yield to cyclists.
Race Around Ireland
The race around Ireland is a ultra marathon time trial consisting of 1350 miles of open roads. Whether you are an elite or leisure cyclist you are invited to take part in and attempt to finish the toughest, and most gruelling cycling event ever to be held in Ireland.
Good site with loads of cycle routes.
A great site if you are interested in the racing end of things. Definitely worth a visit even so.
Ravens Cycle Racing Team
The web-site of a racing club based in the Dublin area.
Séamus Shortall's Irish Cycling
Irish Cycle Racing by Séamus Shortall.
This is the official website for Cycling Ireland, the governing body of cycling for Ireland, formerly called the Irish Cycling Federation (and previous to that known as the Federation of Irish Cyclists). They cater for all aspects of the sport. i.e. Road Racing, Leisure, Track, MTB Cross Country and Downhill.
Women's Commission, Cycling Ireland
Lots of information about cycle racing for women, also includes sections on Audax (long-distance) and leisure cycling
Lakeland Cycle Club (Enniskillen)
Contains a links page with a comprehensive list of cycling clubs in Ireland.
Dutch bicycles and delivery bicycles.
Georgia In Dublin
Unique clothing for cyclists by Nicola and Georgia.
Irish designed hi-viz activeware.
Merion wool apparel for life in the cycle lane.
BikeShel Bicycle Storage Units
Home bicycle storage units.
Insurance for cyclists in Ireland.
Irish Raleigh Chopper Club
Kids of the 70s keeping the dream alive!
Dublin Fixed Gear agus Singlespeed
A forum for all Dublin fixies!
Funked Up Fixies
Funked up fixies, fixed gear and single speed bikes!
Dublin Messenger Blog
Boards.ie Cycling Forum
Forum where all things cycling is up for discussion
Friends of the Irish Environment
A network created by conservationists in Ireland in order to monitor the full implementation of European environmental law, to work for changes in Irish planning laws, and to pursue concerns and cases in both the built and natural environment based on the principles of sustainable community development.
Promotes sustainable planning, heritage protection and environmental awareness. A Prescribed Body under the Planning Acts, but independent of the State.
Despite claims to be "Rebuilding the Railway", Irish Rail have been closing down rail lines rather than opening them. With Irish Rail receiving some of the lowest government subsidies for public transport in Europe, Platform 11 campaign for decent investement in and management of our valuable rail infrastructure.
An education based workers' cooperative committed to raising awareness about sustainability and offering ideas and solutions to issues related to sustainable living.
UK based campaigning organization for pedestrians and public spaces.
ENFO is a public service established by the Dep. of the Environment and Local Government to provide information on the environment and sustainable development.
knowledge and tools to cultivate sustainable lifestyles and resilient communities.
Car hiring scheme -from €4.75 per hour. Save wear & tear on your trailer! Also ask for a 50% discount on the registration fee if you mention this website!
Dublin by bike tours - Ireland
provides City Bike Tours, Coastal Bike Tours and Bicycle Rentals in Dublin City & Ireland.
Cycle Lane Map
The Dublin Transport Office provide a Cycle Lane Map on their site
Cycle Journey Planner
The Dublin Transport Office provide a Journey Planner on their site
Cycling related legislation
Various laws that relate to cycling in Ireland
Rules of the Road (pdf - 25 MB)
A pdf of the rules of the road.
Transport for London video about HGVs/lorries and cyclists sharing the road
Lexicon of Cycling from European Cycling Federation, with statistics and translation to all European languages
Leisure Cycling advice and info on leisure events
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