Monthly Archives: June 2011

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 21

Posted: June 30, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Day 21 and this evening was a supposed relaxed spin with the club. Setting out with the best of intentions to take it easy does not guarantee that it will remain so. From a gentle start some of us got impatient and headed off for some lively cycling. Ended up with a nice 31 miles this evening. Left Tralee and headed off towards Farranfore and Castleisland and back to Tralee. Tomorrow will be an easy day before the Ring of Kerry on [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 20

Posted: June 30, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Today was the Kerry Time Trial Championship which was organized by Killorglin Cycling Club in association with www.ibike.ie and starting in Tralee.  It was 20K and the same route as the Kerry Time Trial League, so from Ballycarthy Roundabout to Castleisland and back. There were 19 starters and I was off in position number 8. The outward journey had the wind to my back and the first 10K was covered in 14 minutes but turning at the roundabout for the return was a real eye opener with a cold and lively breeze straight into my face. I really suffered [...]

The Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle – Final Preperations

Posted: June 29, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle - 112 miles of pedal power raising funds for local charities Tyres are pumped, padded shorts are ready, water bottles are being filled and most likely some prayers are being said. The 28th annual Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle gets underway at 6am this Saturday, July 2nd starting from the Racecourse, Ross Road, Killarney. Over 4,000 cyclists from all over Ireland and beyond have already registered on line for the 112 mile leisure cycle on one of Kerry’s most picturesque routes. [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 19

Posted: June 29, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Legs felt good this morning after a couple of days doing handy spins today so more of an effort was put in to today's 18 miles around Blennerville, Caherleheen, Flemby and back to Tralee. Tested myself on a few short sharp climbs and feel ready for road for the Kerry Time Trial Championships tomorrow evening. Bring it [...]