Here's a cracking video from Discover Northern Ireland to get you in the mood for tonight's Big Start of the Giro d'Italia - trials ace Andrei Burton tackling some of the landmarks that will feature during the opening days of the race.
Those include the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, where tonight's opening team time trial begins, Giant's Causeway, which features in tomorrow's first road stage, and Armagh, where Stage 3 begins on Sunday before the race heads across the border to a stage finish in Dublin.
You're unlikely to see riding - or, in all likelihood weather - like this as the race heads through Northern Ireland this weekend, so sit back and enjoy.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.