Monthly Archives: July 2010

All Ireland Hill Climb Championship

Posted: July 19, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The All-Ireland Hill Climb Cycling Championships was held in Tralee in very wet and windy conditions on Saturday. The event which was hosted by Tralee Bicycle Club was a 4KM individual hill climb based in the Sliabh Mish Mountains in Tralee, known locally as “Short Mountain”, which roses to a height of 310 Meters.  Mountainbiker Ryan Sherlock (Mad MTB, Dublin) surprised many pundits by taking first place, followed closely by local favourite and defending champion Paul Griffin (Earl of Desmond/Tralee BC) in second place with Cathal McCarthy [...]

The Maum

Posted: July 14, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This gruelling climb is infamous to cyclists throughout the county and is a challenge to even the most battle hardened. It is a category 1 climb that has been involved in many a Rás Tailteann and FBD Milk Rás throughout the entire history of the event. It is relatively short witth it's summit being only approx 2 and a half miles (nearly 5 K) from Castleisland. [...]

The Coast Run Challenge Sportive

Posted: July 9, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

‘THE COAST RUN CHALLENGE’ 145Km Sportif, and 85km, Leisure Spin, is on Sun 11th July. Starting in Abbeyfeale, The route is as follows. Abbeyfeale, Mountain Road into Tralee, and follows the Scenic Shannon Estuary, Ballyheigue, Ballybunion, Asdee (Food Stop) Tarbert, plus the testing climbs out of Glin and Athea. 85km Leisure Route starts in Abbeyfeale, moves on to Listowel, Ballybuniion, and links up there with the Sportif route. For more information please visit [...]

Kingdom Bar Classic League Round 4 Sunday 11th July

Posted: July 9, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The race will leave The Killorglin Sports and Leisure Centre at 11:00 a.m. and will be neutralised until it gets on the circuit (approx 1 mile). There are then 9 laps of a 10.4 mile circuit with the riders finishing up the hill in Killorglin at the end of lap 9. Unusually for a race in Killorglin the circuit is flat. The highest point on the course is only 104m high and there is almost 5 miles in which to gain that height. A separate race for A3 and A4 riders, on the same circuit, will leave the sports centre 3 minutes after the Classic league [...]

Eoin Ryan – A Legend

Posted: July 9, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Cycling the Ring of Kerry is always an achievement. For some people the satisfaction of getting around safely and returning home with a smile is enough to keep them satisfied until next years event. For others it is not enough. I have recently read about Eoin Ryan a man from Dromid in Co. Kerry who pushed himself to cycle around the Ring of Kerry no less than five times in succession this year, starting on Thursday 1st of July and Finishing on Saturday the 3rd in Killarney, with his last 'lap' involving cycling with others in the annual event. [...]