Minister Donohoe welcomes return of Irish Cycling Show

17th April, 2015

Top bike industry exhibition at the RDS April 18th and 19th


The fourth annual Irish Cycling Show will take place in the RDS Main Hall this Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th with vibrant stands, stunt teams, an indoor cycle track and a jam-packed series of seminars. An array of national and international exhibitors will add to the excitement at Ireland’s leading consumer cycling event.


This year, the top cycling expo has an expanded roster of incredible exhibitors and show attractions. With exhibitors travelling from around the world to attend the show along with top local based suppliers getting set for another cycling extravaganza, all roads point to the RDS this weekend.


Speaking in advance of the show opening Minister for Sport and Tourism, Paschal Donohoe said: ‘This year’s annual Irish Cycling Show, the fourth of its kind, promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with something on offer for everyone from the accomplished and committed cyclist to the spectator interested in the demonstrations on show. Attendees will be able to avail of advice from the experts who are on hand to guide them along the road to safe cycling, good nutrition and the products and services they need to get going or to reach their full cycling potential. As a committed cyclist myself, I fully appreciate the enjoyment to be gleaned from cycling and I am happy to see that it is continuing on a steady upward trend as the mode of choice for commuters in Dublin. I have no doubt that the Show will be an enormous success and that all those involved will have a positive and productive weekend’.


Hugh Bonner of the Irish Cycling Show said: ‘Just this week the National Transport Authority announced that there are now over 10,000 people travelling by bike in Dublin every day. Ireland is fast becoming one of the greatest cycling cities in the World and we’re really excited to be bringing the best global and national brands in cycling to the RDS Main Hall this weekend’.


“Our show not only offers entertainment for visitors of all ages but also great value bikes, accessories and gear, top class advice and exposure to all the latest trends in the industry. This year we have put a stronger focus on having equipment readily available to buy and we’re confident that cyclists will be spoilt for choice.”


Among the big brands getting ready to display their product ranges at the show are Trek, Madison, Kona, See.Sense, Tannus, Moda, Forme, Bobbin, Bottechia handmade Italian bikes and Peugeot E-Bikes and many more. Triathlon is also booming in Ireland at the moment and The Irish Cycling Show is delighted to announce that Triathlon Ireland will be present at and supporting the show for the first time. Reflecting the increased interest from the multisports world, well known triathlon suppliers Aropec and Provision will also be exhibiting in Ireland for the first time at the show.


In addition to the thrilling array of the finest in 2015 bikes and accessories, the show is set to feature a range of other attractions to keep the committed and the casual bike fan entertained throughout their visit. World renowned Savage Skills UK will display their amazing ability and creativity on two-wheels in a number of jaw-dropping displays throughout the two days. Likewise, crowd favourite Keelan Phillips from Style Bicycle will be back to present his extraordinary dexterity in the always exhilarating BMX Flatland show.


For cyclists looking to get more from their own bike riding, a series of talks and seminars from top nutritionists, fitness and well-being experts will help kick start the summer campaign on road and trail. Speakers will include; High Performance and Wellness Coach Alan Heary, Nutritionist Karen Coghlan, Chris Kitchen from Triathlon Ireland, Dr Daniel Jones of Revive Active, Dr Claire Hayes from official event charity partner AWARE and Sergeant Kelvin Courtney of the Garda Crime Prevention Unit.

The show will also boast its largest-ever bike test track adjacent to the main hall offering show visitors the opportunity to sample products from various show exhibitors. This is the perfect opportunity to try out a range of models from Penny Farthings to City Bikes and Racing Bikes. It’s also a great place for anyone who perhaps hasn’t cycled in years, or who is a confident cyclist to have a practice with the Irish Cycling Show staff available to offer advice.

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