Tag Archives:cork

Mick Dineen Cycle 2017

Posted: August 6, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The Mick Dineen Cycle run by The Valley Wheelers  actually starts across the border in Ballingeary, Cork before heading over the Coom and into Kerry via Kilgarvan and Kenmare. There are 130 and 100 km routes which take in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass where the routes enter back into Cork. A well run cycle with a good food stop in Kenmare and outstanding scenery. Link: Valley Wheelers Mick [...]

From the Bottom to the Top of Ireland

Posted: July 6, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

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 [...]

Tour of Sliabh Luachra

Posted: June 25, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A 100 km cycle with shorter family options. Starting in East Kerry village Rathmore, the cycle covers most of the Sliabh Luachra area and it's famous hills. The cycle was started and is run in the memory of 2 ex members. Link: Sliabh Luachra [...]

Ring of Beara Cycle

Posted: May 27, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare will be held on Saturday the 27th of May 2017. Participants will have a choice of an exciting 140km or 100km cycle by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route of the Beara Peninsula. Route Description Starting in Kenmare and heading out the Beara Peninsula towards Lauragh, passing some of Ireland’s most picturesque and quaint towns including Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, Glengarriff and back to Kenmare town. Cyclists can revel in the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. The [...]

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 [...]