Tag Archives:Abbeydorney

How to write a cycling book.

Posted: April 4, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 6

In the beginning I suppose I can trace things back to mid 1970's north-west England for the beginnings of this story. Once into 2nd year of secondary school at Penketh High I was placed into a top grade class for English. Our teacher was an old RAF fighter pilot known affectionately as "Danny Clamp" (Mr Daniels), a guy that didn't tolerate messing and under achievers. The "Clamp" was a procedure he used in which he used to clamp his thumb and forefinger onto an unsuspecting victim's cheek or ear if they stepped out of line. [...]

Cycling Kerry book release

Posted: March 20, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you along popular routes and bring you to hidden gems. In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama. Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is [...]

Gently does it for the New Year!

Posted: January 10, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The Jimmy Duffy and some North Kerry Villages. I for one didn't escape the colds and flu plaguing the good citizens of County Kerry this winter, so my New Years cycling and walking exploits got off to a slow start. Throw into the equation the fact that the weather is starting to finally act like winter, motivation is the key here in Ireland at the moment. [...]

North Kerry flat lands

Posted: October 9, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Ardfert-Lixnaw-Abbeydorney-Tralee The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Ardfert-Lerrig-Lixnaw-Abbeydorney-Lissaneala-Tralee Distance: 48 km Height gain: 282 metres Difficulty: 5/10 Details: The first 8 km takes you from Tralee to Ardfert on the main R551. This road can be quiet if you go mid morning and takes on a hill or 2 but nothing too sevire. Following the oneway around Ardfert follow the Causeway signs. From here the terrain is quite flat, with hedge rows for shelter. When you hit Lerrig take a right at the sweeping [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 25

Posted: July 5, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Hard to imagine it's day 25. This morning's 15 miles spin bought me in the direction of Abeydorney before heading back towards Ardfert and back into Tralee. Other than nearly getting run over in Abbeydorney by some lunatic behind the wheel I enjoyed [...]