Tag Archives:Ardfert

Blowing away the Xmas calories

Posted: December 27, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

All about getting out and back into it! It's that time of the year when, dare I say, the average person has been dubbed into thinking that Christmas isn't Christmas unless they've eaten enough calories  to keep the whole of Lusaka burping into the New Year. Then come January our corporate big brother slaps us on the wrist and tells us the way to go is via weight watchers, 2 kg dumb bells, big rubber balls, skipping ropes and a list of gym membership offers, that would keep a young Arnold Schwartenegger drooling until June. [...]

From Tralee to the seaside and some local history!

Posted: October 10, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Fenit-Ardfert-Tralee The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Fenit-Barrow-Ardfert-Tralee Distance: 36 km Height gain: 218 metres Difficulty: 5.5/10 Details: Heading out of Tralee, take the R558 all the way to Fenit. Just 1 short climb to worry about on this 10 km section of the cycle taking in a good bit of Tralee Bay. After taking in the sea air take the road back out of Fenit and take a left at the old Lighthouse motel (top of the hill). From here the road takes a good few twists and turns and a couple of short hills. The [...]

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 29

Posted: July 10, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The second last day of the challenge and finally some break in the weather for a change. Took out the mountain bike and headed for Ardfert, The Spa before heading back to Tralee with a total of 12.5 miles on the clock. [...]