Tag Archives:bicycles

Mile Failte 1200 km Audax

Posted: June 23, 2018 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

What is the Mile Failte 1200? The Mile Failte is a 1200 km brevet run by Audax Ireland in association with Audax Club Parisien & Les Randonneurs Mondiaux every four years in the South of Ireland. The next edition will run on June 23rd 2018 from Killarney, Co. Kerry in a clover leaf route formation with a time limit of 90 [...]

“We can be Heroes”…just for one day.

Posted: April 23, 2018 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

Unsung Hero Cycle....Remembering Emily Route - Ballyseeedy-Tralee-Camp-Annascaul-Inch-Castlemaine-Tralee-Ballyseedy Cost - A simple donation The Start Finally the sun shone for the day and it actually felt like Spring. A day packed full of sunshine is always an added bonus towards any cycling event and should just about guarantee a few extra bicycles on the road. [...]

Undercover in north Kerry

Posted: October 11, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Undercover in north Kerry Often an overlooked part of the Kingdom of Kerry, but the north has plenty to offer for those in the know. Castles, a round tower, quiet roads, flat roads, hilly roads, rivers, peaceful villages are just a taste of the cycling experience in north Kerry. [...]

From the Bottom to the Top of Ireland

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

A four day spin  from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal. (Ireland's Lands' End to John O'Groats).   The background. Over 600 km in distance, this is an adventure that has caught the imagination of many a cyclist over the years. As officialdom would have it, quite simply you cannot get any further south (Mizen Head) or north (Malin Head) than these two points on mainland Ireland. This is a challenge that I have often considered and spoke about with Aileen. Like many intended challenges it looked like one of those feats that [...]

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. [...]