We’re all about supporting and championing Irish businesses that support cycling all over the country – and no matter where you’re based, there’s almost definitely a superb store near you.
When it comes to bikes and equipment, your own needs and preferences are paramount. While online shopping is always an option, it’s the same as ordering clothes; unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, you might be disappointed when a package lands on your doormat!
For a more personalised experience, visiting a store is without rival. Most retailers here are in it for the love of the sport over anything else, and offer expert opinions if there’s anything you’re not sure about.
We’ve narrowed it down to a couple of choices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick; by no means exhaustive, but a reasonable sample of the excellent options all over Ireland.
Just as a generic bike store that will equip you with most of the essentials you require, Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick all have local Halfords stores that are really good if you just need to pop in and pick up something small.
Based in Templeogue, the store offers a premium selection of road racing bikes, and also carries out services and repairs. They also offer a trade in bike facility if you’re looking to upgrade your bike and are looking to offer your current ride in part exchange for your new one!
Cycleplus – stocks big name brands like Trek, Giant and triathlete brand favourite Fuji.
McCarthy Cycles – The proudly proclaimed “best bike shop in Cork” pride themselves on their knowledge and expertise – as well as their friendly customer service. They offer a huge range of bikes, accessories, clothes , health supplements and everything else you can think of. Even as an online facility, the lads offer free shipping across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Another brilliant retailer based in the Rebel county that supply a massive range of bikes, clothes, supplements and anything else you might need. If you’re interests extend beyond cycling and you’re a keen triathlete, you’ll know this place is renowned for second to none wetsuits, training gear, speciality bikes and really friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Kearney Cycles – Based on Galway’s Headford Road, the shop is one of Ireland ‘s largest independent stockists of bikes and other cycling essentials. Lovely approachable friendly staff and well-known across the west for their expertise.
Westside Cycles: Another top Galway bike outlet that caters for all kinds of cyclists – from beginners looking for their first bikes to advanced cyclists looking to upgrade their existing models, they also have a range of clothing and accessories.
The Hub Bike for Life –Coonagh Cross, Ennis Road, Co Limerick – This is a cycling shop with a bit of a difference – it’s also got a café and they have their own cycling club too! The owners, Hugh Morrissey and Alan Ryan, set up the Hub in 2015 after 30 years of working within cycling retail, and said they wanted to create a space where the culture would facilitate customers to seek advice on equipment as well as developing a support driven community for cycling enthusiasts across all levels of experience to share their love of the sport. Might even just be a place to call in for a cup of coffee and have a bit of a chat with like-minded people if you’re in Limerick over a weekend!
Raw cycles and skatepark – Ballysimon Road, Limerick
The showroom and skatepark is located in Delta Retail Park on the Ballysimon Road. The shop are official agents for Ridley, Orbea, Genesis, Niner, Saracen, Ridgeback and Adventure bike brands.
We carry a large inventory of Cycle and Skate components, Clothing, Parts and accessories.
We also have a large display of Bikes across all Disciplines along with BMX, Scooters and Skateboards to compliment our Indoor Skate Park