Category Archives: Cycling

Cycles through Kerry

Jimmy Duffy Cycle

Posted: January 18, 2016 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Certainly over the last couple of months the cyclist has gotten a bit of a raw deal from mother nature. What with the likes of Barney, Desmond, Frank and a whole host of their relatives queueing up in the Atlantic to give us a pounding, we've had to wait patiently by the fire side for a break in this relentless wet and windy weather. [...]

Revisiting an old friend, twice!

Posted: May 9, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Looking back at my records it was last Summer since I cycled the Conor Pass. I guess the time to visit the old girl had come around again and as it turned it out we ended up going back home the same way again which meant I got to climb it from both sides today. I've had little in the way of distance cycling over the past number of weeks for a number of reasons but a break in what has been a bad few days of weather left no excuse this morning! [...]

Way out West!

Posted: March 11, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A magic spring morning ride to Brandon. With the #fitforfeb campaign now history, it's time to focus on re-discovering the 69 towns and villages of Kerry After much debating with myself I opted for West Kerry. Admittedly it's not always a route I'm particular fond of. The main road from Tralee to the Conor Pass seems so straight and bumpy. That is a fact! But when you weigh that against the fact that you have sea on one side and mountain on the other, not to mention the stunning views, it's better to cast aside the negative and focus on the [...]

#fitforfeb 4th and final week

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

Becoming part of a routine! Were as week 1 had an element of excitement at starting something new and fresh, the middle weeks had me down with a cold and at times finding the whole thing hard and laborious. The final week just flew by. I have to say I was well and truly in routine mode. This little exercise had become part of my life. It was just a case of getting out there and doing it...no questions asked! [...]