Monthly Archives: January 2010

Currow -> Scartaglin -> Currow

Posted: January 15, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This 14 Miles/22 K route is probably the most famous cycling route to anyone who has cycled in Currow, especially seeing as it is the route for the John Drumm Cup race held in June annually. It is known as being a very tough route with combinations of short and sharp climbs as well as fast descents and rolling roads. [...]

Jimmy Duffy RIP

Posted: January 11, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

I have learned from the Chain Gang CC website that the legendary Jimmy Duffy has passed on. I first came to know of Jimmy in a Currow CC leisure cycle some years back. He had a very old bike, was cycling on bermuda shorts and had a ragged leather Jacket. Every one there found it difficult to size him up, he had a body that looked like he had worked a hard life and at times he seemed very out of place, that is until he sat up on the bicycle. After the leisure cycle was over and after eating his fill he announced that he still had some miles to go [...]


Posted: January 5, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Pike is a considerable climb just a few miles outside of Castleisland. Beginning at the bottom of the town head up main street up past the top of the town and the library heading straight on out the Cordal Road. Follow the signposts for Cordal which is a village about 3 k out of Castleisland. [...]


Posted: January 5, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Gleannsharoon is situated just outside of Castleisland and is very short at only one mile. However it does provide a considerable challenge and climbing rougly 500ft in under a mile only means that the gradient is quite steep, averaging 11.5 %. [...]

2010: The Preview

Posted: January 4, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

4 days into the new year and no miles yet to show for it. Being inside from the ice and snow and looking out makes me think about the year ahead and all that I want to achieve. My goals this year are many and are as follows: Cycle at least 3000 miles. Complete all the sportives I did last year and try to get more in. Lose weight Complete the Malin to Mizen Cycle planned for April-May 2010 Cycle the Ring of Kerry on my mountain bike. Make the website I want it to be [...]