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10 best cycling routes in Ireland - from glorious greenways to coastal spins

From family-friendly cycles to epic spins on the open road, our writers bring you the best cycling routes in Ireland this summer

In years to come when we are watching the inevitable Reeling in the Years review of 2020, one of the positive storylines that may feature from these strange days is how our love affair with the bicycle has been re-ignited.

Be it cycling to work, for leisure or exercise, the numbers have grown as dramatically as any of those exponential graphs we’ve become so used to seeing. We've been discussing local spins, and the best cycling routes in Ireland.

A recent Sport Ireland survey puts the figure of regular bike users at over 500,000, more than double the number 12 months ago. The two wheels has become part of the new norm.