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Cycling 2020-You couldn’t make it up!

Posted: May 12, 2020 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

What a year 2020 has been so far for the cycling fraternity of south-west Ireland. Kerry Woolen Mills New Year Early January saw us experience one or two crisp mornings, but with that came freezing temperature and black ice, making the sport somewhat hazardous. Who can forget February? A none stop continuation of strong winds and heavy rain, that seemed to save itself for the weekends. In our case it had us running for the indoor sports hall for some group sessions on the indoor trainers. A nice stop gap, but a long way from the real [...]

Outer Tralee Cycle Route

Posted: May 10, 2020 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

This route takes you out from the centre of County Kerry's capital town Tralee, on an outer lap of the surrounding area, all within a 5km radius of the town centre. Farmers Bridge Distance: 45 km | Nearest town: Tralee | Route type: Mainly country lanes Terrain: Mixed | On/Off road: On road | Start/Finish: Tralee | Route shape: Circular Route Description Leaving Tralee on the R551 in the direction of Ardfert cycle just beyond Ballyroe hotel before a left turn that takes in the first climb of the day up the Slieve road to Scrahan [...]

Ring of Kerry 2020 – Cancelled!

Posted: January 23, 2020 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Cancelled - See Website for Details GET ON YER BIKE AND REGISTER NOW FOR THE 37TH ANNUAL RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE! Secure your place now for Ireland’s most scenic charity cycle at www.ringofkerrycycle.ie, taking place on July 4th 2020! If you’re searching for the perfect excuse to stay motivated throughout 2020 and keep those positive New Year’s health and fitness resolutions in check, look no further than the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Participants are now being encouraged to sign up for the annual [...]

Arise Knocknagoshel….

Posted: August 13, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

and take your place among the nations of the earth. The famous slogan which was headlined on a banner carried by proud supporters of Charles Stewart Parnell from Knocknagoshel who marched to Newcastlewest in 1891. Full story. Re-grouping near Clogher What a great slogan and words that have been immortalised for well over a century. Certainly, the first word ARISE in the slogan is something that rings very true when cycling to this out-post of east Kerry. There's no escaping the fact that you are going to need your climbing legs to get [...]

Is Ireland closing the cycling gap on Europe?

Posted: July 22, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

Up until 1995 I spent 4 years of my life living in Haarlem, in the Netherlands which is very much in the top 4 of cycling's premier league when it comes to two wheeled infrastructure. In this day and age there are numerous websites, social media pages etc. etc. underlining the pluses of Hollands cycling infrastructure , so there's no need to repeat what most people already know about the cycling set-up in the land of tulips. Last week we did a family road trip (by car...cough) through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Subconsciously [...]