Tag Archives:Castlemaine

Soloing it out West.

Posted: September 20, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

It's been a busy enough weekend in this part of Kerry. Cycling didn't seem to be the top of everyone's agenda. From a club perspective there was a wedding on Friday, which probably had a few members nursing hangovers, then there's the small matter of Kerry heading up to Dublin this weekend for the All Ireland, which generally switches people's focus. Add to that, one or two of my regular cycling companions leaving the good ship Kerry for a few days away in other areas of Ireland and the Rugby World Cup, the Saturday spin had SOLO stamped all [...]

A Round the World Cycle

Posted: August 20, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

There are times when you tentatively leave the house in a half-hearted fashion, going through the motions of trying to keep yourself in shape and just getting out on the bike. For this story we have to go back to early June and a day or so after the Bank holiday. What an awful day that was! We actually had the fire on. It was like mid winter! Wet, dark, windy and cold. I waited until about Wednesday when things had calmed down nicely and headed out towards the Knocknagoshel area to explore a couple of roads I had on my to do list. The roads didn't [...]

Pedal The Peninsula 2015

Posted: June 21, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Last years pedal the peninsula by was run by Sliabh Mish Spinners Cycling Club in association with Keel Palliative Care Fundraising Group and Keel GAA. A cycle around the stunning Dingle [...]

Flirting with Carrauntuoohil

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

A back road adventure. For the club I'm riding with, The Chain Gang CC, it's exciting times for almost half the members. In just a couple of weeks, sunny climbs and alpine mountains await, as they head to France to conquer those gruelling Tour de France show case peaks. For the rest of the club it's a case of battling through this "cold, wet and windy" snap and enjoying things as best we can. [...]

Mid-Kerry at it’s best

Posted: February 17, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

A sunny Saturday February morning with a 100K cycle on my mind. I was just out of the restraints of a chest infection and for this reason I decided to try and stay away from the hills which is not too easy being based in Tralee. The decision was to head in the direction of mid-Kerry which offers a beautiful array of route options with some lovely quite roads that are not too busy with traffic. The morning was idyllic for cycling, very calm and almost spring-like with a slight lingering chill, not time for exposing too much skin to the world [...]