Passing the 10,000 km Mark on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 

ebike cycle touristsBy Gary Corbett

By any standard it has been a big week for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists after passing the 10,000 kilometres mark while cycling towards a new world long distance e-bike record.

With the current record of 16,047 kms well within our sights, our eventual aim now is to clock up 20,000 kms or more to set a new, imposing, record.

The fact that the 10,000 km mark was reached on the west coast of Ireland was significant for a couple of reasons. Ireland, despite a complete lack of cycling infrastructure, has completely blown us away with its sheer beauty and the incredibly warm welcome we have received from everyone we have met. [Read more…]

The Generosity of Complete Strangers and Circumnavigating Ireland on E-Bikes

DSC03057By Gary Corbett.

After five months and more than 9300 kilometres of cycling the e-Bike Cycle Tourists set off on Monday on the next stage of their e-bike record breaking adventure – a tour of Ireland.

With help from Electric Escapes Ireland, a network of E-bike tour operators on the west coast of Ireland, Olivier Vander Elst from Haibike dealer Greenaer in Dublin and e-bike enthusiast Robbie Syme, who are all helping to work out a suitable route, the plan – weather permitting – is to circumnavigate the Green Isle. [Read more…]