Tag Archives:long distance

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Thing of Kerry

Posted: August 9, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A 200 km DIY audax off Kerry's beaten track. It's funny how things go. Last week I checked my facebook  page and saw some guy doing a 300 km ride in England, mainly in the dark. He was commenting how peaceful and tranquil it was. Fast forward to last Sunday which was miserable and gave me too much thinking time. I had a 200 km ride planned with an extremely early start thrown in, for the night ride experience. [...]