About Donard Bikes

Donard Racing Kirkistown
Owen Byrne is a physicist and long time bike racer. He has a PhD in Physics from the Queens University of Belfast and has worked in Bio-medical research imaging and the Broadcast and Consumer Electronics industries.

Owen built his first frame in 2012 and started Donard Bikes in 2015 and went on to win two awards at the Bespoked UK Handbuilt bike show in 2017.

Sleive Donard, at 850m is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and sits at the north east edge of the Mourne mountains overlooking Newcastle and the Irish sea. It's famous for it's two burial carins and the Mourne wall.

Donard bikes workshop is located on the edge of Strangford Lough - a special area of conservation and a marine conservation zone and the biggest inlet in the british isles. The workshop is situated on the millpond of an old flax mill.


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