Tag Archives:Rathmore

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 [...]

Sliabh Luachra Sportive

Posted: June 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The cycling sportive season is well and truly under way. Compared to when I first got into to club cycling about 6 years ago, there is certainly a great variety, with a sportive or "charity" cycle on offer nearly every weekend from now until October. Back in the day it was more or less expected that a cycling club did their yearly sportive, throw in the Ring of Kerry for the charity side of things and that was it. So times have changed with lots of organisations getting in on the act. But is more really better? [...]

Charity cycle in aid of BUMBLEance

Posted: June 11, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

A group of BT Engineers have set themselves the ultimate challenge and plan to take on a 26 county cycle in aid of BUMBLEance. The event takes place from June 11th to 13th and the guys hope to raise as much funds and awareness as possible for the charity. It's a relay style event and the guys plan to kick off in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal at 10am on June 11th and they hope to arrive into Tralee on June 13th at 12pm (Fels Point Hotel) where BUMBLEance itself will await the cyclists. We are looking for keen cyclists to join us at various [...]

The Secret side to Kerry

Posted: May 19, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Certainly from Tralee, many of our club spins can have a predicable or at least a well trodden path attached to them, so a trip out East and beyond Castleisland and Scartaglin has a similar feeling to that possibly experienced by Voyager, hurtling beyond Mars and into the relative unknown of the Solar System. Thankfully we do have a bit more experience of this area than Voyager would of Pluto, but certainly the direction of the weekend's route was new to me. [...]