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Offline emtroche

Assistance with cycling tourism thesis
« on: January 27, 2013, 01:15:13 pm »

My name is Emmet. I'm a former racing cyclist and one of the organisers of the Race Around Ireland ultra-marathon race. I'm currently in my 4th year of BSc in Tourism Management at Dublin Institute of Technology. My thesis is about the suitability of the cycling infrastructure for tourists in Ireland. As part of my research i'm hoping to get feedback from a wide variety of people. I was wondering would anybody here be willing to answer a questionnaire in the coming weeks?

While i'm interested to hear from anybody who has ever had a cycling holiday, i'd be particularly interested in people who have had cycling holidays in Ireland, Denmark, The Netherlands or Germany

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you would be willing to help could you email me at or message me here.


Emmet Roche

Offline wouterdhoye

Re: Assistance with cycling tourism thesis
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 01:41:44 pm »

I did a cycling holiday (sort of) in ireland a couple of years ago. The trip consisted of riding from Dublin airport to Birr and back. (that was two days of my 5 day holiday). The rest was spent in the town of Birr and it's direct surroundings

if I can help you please let me know.

Kind regards,


Offline Galloper

Re: Assistance with cycling tourism thesis
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 09:11:59 am »
I'd suggest the first bit of infrastructure that needs to be sorted out is the cost of ferries.   They seem to be priced to deter people from visiting Ireland.   £160 to Ireland or £70 TO France (less with discounts)?   Hmm.

En avant mes amis! :)

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Assistance with cycling tourism thesis
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 11:35:32 pm »
I will fill in the questionnaire.

The ferry from Stranraer, Scotland to Larne should be fairly inexpensive, but the last time I used it was 1986.

Offline emtroche

Re: Assistance with cycling tourism thesis
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 07:39:40 am »
Hi Guys,

My survey is ready. Here's the link

It takes about 10 minutes depending on your answers. If you could find time to answer it over the next few days that would be great.

There is an open question at the end so please feel free to make any comments you feel are relevant and may have been missed by the other questions.

Also please feel free to pass it on to anybody who you think may be able to help.

Thanks for your help.