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In the saddle: Ian Switzer of DME Bikes

In the saddle: Ian Switzer of DME Bikes

In the saddle: Ian Switzer of DME Bikes

'Sorry, they all do be gone by lunchtime."

Last weekend, I walked into a bicycle shop in Dublin's Phibsborough district to enquire about acquiring two-wheeled transportation. I may as well have been looking for a Tesco home-delivery slot.

With our 5km limit on the verge of being extended to 20km, and back-to-work plans being circulated among many companies in Ireland, bicycles are a hot commodity in Ireland at the moment. They're sold out everywhere.