Tag Archives:Castleisland

Mount Eagle

Posted: April 23, 2018 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Mt Eagle has up until very recently existed on my to-do list, for many years in fact. On one sunny spring morning in March 2018 it finally called to me. It is not a very challenging climb by other standards in the county, but it does lure you from the steady-sloped hinterland of Castleisland near Cordal with a gradient of 1 or 2% for the first kilometer or so before the business end of the climb becomes more apparent with grassy roads and brown boggy landscape replacing the more manicured ditches before. Name Distance Avg. [...]

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 [...]

Fear of the Dark

Posted: January 10, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 1

Early bird catches the worm. This Christmas I decided to drop some heavy hints for a decent set of front and rear cycling lights and was duly rewarded. Now cycling in the dark is not something I go out of my way to do, but in recent months, thanks mainly to some excellent posts from the audax UK facebook page I've been coming around to the idea. Much of their night riding is actually self-inflicted, as these cycling fanatics would think nothing of undertaking anything from a 200 to 1,200 km cycle. Certainly once you get into the 400 km distances [...]

#30daysofbiking the story

Posted: May 2, 2016 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

#30daysofbiking is self-explanatory. 30 days of continuous cycling in the month of April. Basically it's a pledge that started in the USA six years ago. [...]