Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sliabh Luachra Sportive

Posted: June 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The cycling sportive season is well and truly under way. Compared to when I first got into to club cycling about 6 years ago, there is certainly a great variety, with a sportive or "charity" cycle on offer nearly every weekend from now until October. Back in the day it was more or less expected that a cycling club did their yearly sportive, throw in the Ring of Kerry for the charity side of things and that was it. So times have changed with lots of organisations getting in on the act. But is more really better? [...]

Camp – Annascaul Lake – Minard – Bothar na gCloch

Posted: June 2, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

This 60K route in west Kerry is for for the adventure seeker who wants to do something a little out of the norm. It seeks to take you away from the main roads for the majority of the cycle to allow you to explore a little more of what the Dingle peninsula has to offer. It includes some climbing as well as areas of scenery and beauty that you will find it hard not to stop and look at and listen to. [...]

Flirting with Carrauntuoohil

Posted: June 2, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A back road adventure. For the club I'm riding with, The Chain Gang CC, it's exciting times for almost half the members. In just a couple of weeks, sunny climbs and alpine mountains await, as they head to France to conquer those gruelling Tour de France show case peaks. For the rest of the club it's a case of battling through this "cold, wet and windy" snap and enjoying things as best we can. [...]