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Bring Irish Cycling to the World!

IRISH CYCLING NETWORK

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ICN Sport Media wants to bring Irish Cycling to the World; we’re the official partner of BIKE Channel UK!

ICN maintains exclusivity with BIKE until 2020! (if you see cycling on BIKE Channel, it’s through us!)
Brands have a serious opportunity here, ICN Sport Media create solutions for big brands to get SEEN in our broadcasts – our reach is worldwide! 

Our current target is set at 5K in order to raise funds to broadcast the Shay Elliott 60th Edition.

We’ll go step by step, raise funds individually for each race, and the VNC is up next! Please help us showcase such amazing efforts and determination to create one-of-a-kind Irish racing experience. ICN’s Irish Cycling Series Round 2 featuring the Shay Elliott Memorial on May 14th, is set to be shown on The Bike Channel, eir Sport, and TG4 - showcasing Irish cycle racing to in excess of 17 million viewers in Ireland, the UK, and Italy. 

The Director/Producer that brought the Irish National Cycling Championships, the Shay Elliott, the Suir Valley Three Day and the National Criterium Championships to a screen near you, has now realised its ultimate aim of securing a deal to broadcast an Irish Cycling Series on THREE well-known channels.

It is the kind of exposure ICN has long dreamt of achieving for Irish cycling and is now on the cusp of rolling out. However, after seven months of hard work on pre-production, just weeks before the first broadcast is scheduled to be filmed, a key sponsor has pulled out, leaving the whole team at the bottom of a climb on a bike without pedals!

We now really need YOUR weight to push us up this last climb, so we can produce the best possible programmes to show the world that Ireland is a cycling mecca to rival the best. We want to showcase just how good the riders, the clubs, the courses and the races are – and we don’t want to wait another minute to do that. Your races, your clubs, and your roads, showcased across the globe – that is ICN Sport Media’s dream, and it is about to come true with YOUR help. . .We know that these are your riders, their dreams, your sweat, and your passions. We know that’s what makes Irish cycling racing so hard, so explosive, so unique – please support us so we can show everyone else!

Yours in cycling,

ICN Sport Media Team

 

Meet the Team

ICN Sport Media is a small, family-run sports production company dedicated to Irish cycle racing – we can’t get enough of the stuff! If you’ve seen our previous work, you know the main man Adrian O’Connor and you’ll have heard the dulcet tones of commentators Cian Lynch and Anthony McCrossan, but we’ve got a few more characters that will be making their ICN debuts on this year’s The Bike Channel, eir Sport and TG4 programmes.

Here’s all you need to know about the ICN Sport Media team:

  • Adrian O’Connor – Director-Producer-Editor; motorcycle cameraman.
  • Jill Leonard – Co-Owner/Producer, Writer, Marketing Director.
  • Cian Lynch – Our Irish Commentator, he’s been with us since inception.
  • Anthony McCrossan – Our highly-decorated British Commentator.
  • Tara Fogarty – ICN Cycling Series Host, longtime partner to pro-cyclist Sam Bennett.
  • Jessica Lamb – Writer and an ICN Cycling Series Presenter.

ICN Irish Cycling Series Races

There are set to be seven races in the ICN Irish Cycling Series, with the following already launched and more to follow (we have a few surprises up our sleeve!):

  • Irish Cycling Series Show – end of March (TBA)
  • VisitNenagh.ie Classic – April 2 – County Tipperary
  • The Shay Elliott Memorial (60th Edition) – May 14 – County Wicklow
  • Suir Valley Three Day – August 5-7 – County Tipperary
  • John Beggs Memorial – August 12 – County Down
  • Friends First Laragh Classic – September 2 – Co Wicklow

 

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