Every day, over one hundred and fifty thousand bicycles share Ireland’s roads with two million cars, buses and trucks.
And as part of a new series, Now You See Me, RTÉ TV will be looking at the relationship on our roads between bikes and cars, which, at times, can be pretty fraught.
They will ask the question: "If we can see them and they can see us, why are we finding it so hard to share our roads?"
As part of show, producers want to get Irish drivers out of their cars and onto bikes to experience the roads on two wheels.
They are now on the hunt for “dedicated” drivers willing to swap their cars for a bicycle commuter experiment.
If you are interested in getting out from behind the wheel, getting some exercise and seeing what your commute is like on two wheels, then email your name, age and location in Ireland to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include a line or two on your daily commute, what type of driver you are and your opinion of sharing the roads with bikes as well.
Flat-pack lovers rejoice! You’ll soon be able to build your own bike thanks to IKEA.
According to The Telegraph, the world's largest furniture retailer is set to grow its already expansive body of goods by launching its first ever flat-pack bicycle.
The Sladda – whose name means “to skid sideways” – will come in one colour, two sizes and have a mix of optional add-ons so if you fancy pimping out your DIY ride you can always add a basket or trailer.
As well as being lightweight and chainless, the Sladda's gears are automatic – which means they go up and down with your movements.
IKEA is so confident with its new product they’ve guaranteed it for 15,000 kilometres but according to The Guardian, the Sladda isn’t quite the flat-pack dream you’d expect as their reviewer – who does cycle – found it pretty difficult to put together with IKEA's wordless instructions.
But if you fancy a challenge and like the idea of flying around the city on your very own flat-pack masterpiece, you could get a Sladda from €700 later this year.
Bono is facing surgery following a bike fall in Central Park in New York yesterday.
The U2 star has injured his arm and it seems the incident was bad enough that the band have been forced to cancel their week-long residency on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
The gig was supposed to begin Monday but U2 have taken to their website to confirm the disappointing news: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”
Sounds like a nasty fall if he isn’t able to perform – get better soon Bono!
Breakups are hard we all know that, but while seeking revenge might seem like the best option, it’s not particularly nice. A fact that this Gumtree user might have overlooked.
Obviously in love the man bought a bike because his girlfriend was a cyclist enthusiast. However, after she dumped him, the seller took to the buy and sell site to try and get rid of it, as you do.
He wrote under his ad: "Bought this bike because my girlfriend was into cycling. She dumped me and I hate cycling. I've used it twice since I bought it. Apparently it's quite a good bike."
But, and there is always a but in these instances, that is not all he tried to flog, writing: "I'll throw some size 9 specialised shoes for measure along with the ex's phone number".
If he is going to be this mean about a breakup, maybe she was right to end the relationship…