About Us


Kildare town and its environs has a long and proud history in the sport of cycling with some of the strongest and most famous Irish riders of the 20th century coming from the area, the Flanagan brothers (The Irish Times, Cycling mourns loss).

(From left to right) Ned Flanagan, Kildangan, winning stage 3 of Ras Tailteann into Ballyjamesduff – 1966.

Paddy Flanagan, Kildangan, with the George Plant Trophy, 3 times Ras winner (Ras Tailteann) 1960, 1964 and 1975.

Headstrong cycling club

In 2011 to facilitate the organisation of a charity cycle in aid of Headstrong, the youth mental health charity a club was again established in Kildare Town, the charity cycle was a great success and in the spring of 2012 some riders who had been involved in it decided to keep the club going with cycles from the Square each weekend .

In 2013 club members returned to the racing scene while the leisure side of the club grew, slowly at first but more quickly later. In 2014 Headstrong joined the local inter club racing league and hosted it’s first competitive event, we also ran two very successful sportives in aid of local charities

Kildare cycling club

In late 2015 a new committee was elected and reviewed the workings of the club, leading to the name change from Headstrong Cycling Club to Kildare Cycling Club.

As well as supporting many charity sportives each year club members have participated in many events to raise money for local causes, including several Mizen to Malin cycles, the Tom Crean series, and in 2018 the club held sponsored cycle from Kildare to Waterford in aid of the local day care centre.