Tag Archives:cycling

Ring of the Reeks

Posted: July 29, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

This is a popular cycle presented by Killorglin CC from Beaufort. There is a choice of 3 rides of 130, 60 and 40 km into the Reeks Mountains area of Mid and South Kerry. Spectacular riding with plenty of [...]

The Banner 200

Posted: July 23, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The Banner 200 starts from the square in Kilrush and heads north to Kilkee, from there you start to follow the coast to Miltown Malbay, Lahinch, Liscannor and along by the Cliffs of Moher. After passing through Doolin with the Atlantic ocean on your left and the sea of limestone that is the Burren on your right, you will travel round Black Head and onto Ballyvaughan. After leaving Ballyvaughan, your route will take you into the heart of the Burren. A few minutes spent visiting the 4500 year “Poulnabrone Dolmen” brings its own rewards. [...]

The Audare 200

Posted: July 9, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Starting in the car park at the tourist centre in Adare village it is a flat spin to Shanagolden with some gentle climbing then onto Glin with views of the Shannon estuary.  Leaving Glin where there is an information control there is a short climb before you get to see some turf cutting as you decend to Athea, a name carried on highly recommended black puddings made in the area.  Entering Abbeyfeale riders will be passing a Supervalu where they can avail of refreshments. After a short spin on the main road a left turn will bring riders to [...]

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 [...]

The Inner Ring 200

Posted: July 1, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Start/Finish: start and finish have been changed and the event will now begin and end at the car park on Railway Road in Kenmare (across from Catholic Church next to town square). There are ladies and gents toilets in the car park. Link: Inner [...]