Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gap of Dunloe and The Black Valley

Posted: March 30, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 21

I've been meaning to post up details of this cycle for a long time and cycling it recently has finally given me incentive to do so. This 34 Mile/ 54 K route is very difficult on the legs for for the cyclist with a sense of adventure you will not be disappointed by one of the most scenic and beautiul parts of Ireland. The cycle leaves Killarney and heads out the Killorglin road for approximately 3 miles where you take a left road that is signposted for the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage. [...]

Castleisland -> Abbeyfeale -> Listowel

Posted: March 16, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This 50 Mile/80K route covers some of the largest towns in North Kerry with many options to extend or cut short along the way depending on how you feel. The route I have mapped leaves Tralee and heads in the direction of Castleisland, then onto Abbeyfeale via the main road, turning left in Abbeyfeale and left again for Listowel before heading back into Tralee. [...]

Short Mountain

Posted: March 8, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 3

A climb of legends and only braved by those who have excess energy or lacking in common sense, Short Mountain leaves the body tired but feeling accomplished. There are two options on thic climb, to ascend via the Castlemaine or the Tralee Side. The Castlemaine side is shorter but a wall which will pound the heart and weaken the body considerably. The ascent from Tralee is more manageable but should not be disregarded, it is tough. [...]

The Lacey Cup: Results

Posted: March 3, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Sean Lacey of the Edge Racing Team retained the Lacey Cup on Sunday and stamped his authority in the inaugural race of what promises to be an exciting season of road racing. The trophy was won in style with a three man sprint with an impressive winning time of 1 hour and forty six minutes for the 80K course. There was a big turnout of 140 cyclists for the event in what were perfect conditions, which was welcomed by all cyclists. The event was run on a handicap basis with 4 groups on the road comprising of various categories with the 1st group [...]