The ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series targets participants of all ages and abilities. It consists of three events which offer participants a range of options starting with a very achievable 80km route up to a 160km route for more experienced cyclists.
All route options are furnished with a range of food and water stops to ensure that you don’t run out of steam along the way. As well as providing ample nourishment during the cycle, there is also a pre-event pasta party held on the eve of the event at the local ŠKODA dealership where participants can register for the event and receive their exclusive goodie bag containing various cycling accessories and merchandise. During these dealership events, ŠKODA will also provide mechanical supports in the form of a bike mechanic to fine tune bicycles and make any last minute repairs.
Each participant that completes the route will be greeted at the finish line with a medal and directed towards the cycling village where the post event BBQ and team of dedicated masseurs will await to heal those aching limbs. Photography and videography is available after the event on Social Media and can be purchased on request. It is also worth noting that safety is top of the agenda and roads are generously decorated with directional signs with event marshals evident throughout, as too are the fleet of ŠKODA safety and support vehicles that patrol the routes.
The registration fee for each event is €40 and if you are not a member of Cycling Ireland then there is an additional one day license fee of €5 to cover insurance.
ŠKODA Ireland have announced their latest sponsorship of the new magazine style cycling website WeLoveCycling.ie.
WeLoveCycling.ie is a new online platform that uncovers original stories, content and special reports from the wide world of cycling.
Not just for the professional cyclist, WeLoveCycling.ie also includes helpful tips for the amature and recreational cyclist on buying bicycles, nutritional recommendations and to cycle routes. For the commuter cyclist there will be content on the latest e-bike trends and technology. WeLoveCycling.ie will also be a hub for registering for ŠKODA Celtic Series sportives and the topical Špeed Dating cycle events.
For cycling spectators there will be coverage of current stars of the sport, such as the six- time Paralympic Gold winner Jiří Ježek and news from Alberto Contador. Even for those not interested in cycling there will be interesting topics on diet and endurance and some topics bordering on crazy such as “Is it safe to eat coffee beans?”
To visit the website, go to www.welovecycling.ie
ŠKODA Auto is the official partner of the famous Tour de France. In the world of sport, the Tour is the third most watched event (after the Olympics and the World Cup). Up to 15 million spectators are present on the race route, while another two billion watch on TV during broadcasts to 200 countries.
The challenging world of professional cycling places high demands not only on racers themselves and their equipment, but also on the technical and organisational support of the teams during the whole season. This includes support teams who rely on the ŠKODA vehicles dependability.