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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. [...]

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 [...]