Tuesday November 24, 2020

The cycling issue: why Ireland's most influential are getting in the saddle

Last year, 58,000 people cycled to work. Outside of the working week, too, executives are ditching the golf clubs in their droves to hit the high road

2nd July, 2017
Laura Magahy of Arran Street East: ‘I really enjoy the freedom cycling gives you’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Never before have the roads of Ireland been so full of cyclists. Spot them along any city street during rush hour, zooming into the office in a swarm of suits, heels and spandex, or crawl behind an army of them on the weekend, long-distance networking on country tracks.

And the figures don’t lie. Some 56,800 people biked it to work last year, an increase of 43 per cent over five years, according to recently published...

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