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.
Kate Kearney's Cottage
Kilmallock Cycling Club will be hosting a leisure cycle on the 25th April starting from 9am with sign-on from 8am. Distances of 50K and 130K on offer. Further details on www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com or phone 086 1654988.
Dingle Cycling Club are hosting a leisure cycle on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. This route is Slea head and well worth a visit if you are around. Starting at 9.30am, sign on from 8.30am, distance 110km. Further details contact 086 2630236 or check out the Dingle Cycling Club website.
Dolmen CC from County Clare are hosting a 125K sportive on Saturady April 10th. Fulll Details of route and options at Dolmen CC website.
The Chain Gang Cycling Club in association with the National Council for the Blind Ireland, Kerry Local Sports Partnership, Sean Fuller and Betty’s Bar are hosting a Table Quiz on Thursday 25th of March at 8:30pm in Betty’s Bar, Strand Street, Tralee. A table of four on the night will cost €40. Proceeds of this event will go to the provision of three tandem bicycles for visually impaired cyclists from the greater Tralee area.
Chain Gang Table Quiz
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.
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.
Midleton Cycling & Tri Club, are holding the 2nd Annual “Stephen Roche ‘TOUR DE CURE’ in association with MyHome.ie”, Charity Cycle Sportif on Saturday, 8th May 2010 based around Midleton Co- Cork. The legendary Stephen Roche is centrally associated with the event once again and will be riding the routes with as many participants in the hope of raising significant funds to support 2010′s two selected great causes.
Currow Cycling Cycling are hosting a series of spring leisure events with the aim to get people out on their bikes. The next event will be held on the 14th of March, sign on at Currow Community Centre at 9:00am for a 9:30am sharp depart. The cycle will be a nice early season spin of approx 50km.
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 getting a 4 minute advantage over the 2nd group, 6 minutes from the 3rd group and 7mins from the scratch group. There was a big crowd of people on climb of Gleann na nGealt to see the riders contest the sprint for the Jackie O’ Connor Cup which was won by Hoodle from Kanturk with the Tralee pair Denis Keane 2nd and Peter Magennis of the promoting Earl of Desmond club 3rd.