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.
Cycling is a great, safe and healthy way to get around Dublin but if you sometimes come across a problem, look no further!
First, click here for useful contact numbers- Garda Traffic Watch; Clampers etc.
Below are some tips on commonly raised subjects.
How to avoid having your bike stolen and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to have it happen to you.
More on bike theft …
Pot Holes are a uncomfortable for cyclists but can also be dangerous.
You can contact the city council to report a pot hole
More info here…
Illegally parked cars can pose a danger to cyclists. The best thing to do is to call the clampers to deal with them.
Recently we have been highlighting dangerous overtaking, this is where a vehicle passes too closely to a cyclist.
Find out more and what to do if it happens to you..
Badly lit streets can be dangerous for cyclists, make sure to report any missing lights.
Who to contact in the council if you notice street lights are out..
Looking after your bike can be easier than you might think. Last year National Bike Week produced useful videos on bike maintenance. There are 6 videos covering, basic bike maintenance, replacing a cable, replacing brake blocks, fixing a chain jam, find a puncture and fixing a puncture.
See the videos here..
There are also detailed maintenance / repair videos at The Bicycle Tutor
If your new to cycling or have just been out of the saddle for a while and would like to brush up on your skills Rothar offers cycle training classes. Anne, who runs the classes, is an accredited instructor and will guide you through the different steps for a safe and confident cycling in Dublin. Contact Rothar for more info and prices.
Find a pleasant route to your destination- Here is the UK-based CycleStreets planner, giving a choice of routes (pan over to Dublin + zoom in). Here is OpenRouteSource (based in Germany but covers many cities)
Storing your bike in a small dwelling
If you're in a small house or apartment you might find this advice from Scotland useful
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.