Category Archives: East Kerry

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The Pre-Christmas Spin

Posted: December 22, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Not to many willing participants, but we make the most of it. With this being the last weekend before Christmas and various club members tied up with this, that and the other, a total of 6 braved a "relaxed" spin out to Castleisland. With the promise of a coffee and mince pie in the excellent "Country Kitchen" how could we not go for it? Although having missed the last 2 Saturdays through different things and in all honesty doing very little cycling wise over the last fortnight, I was determined a fortnight wasn't going to become a month. It's [...]

Winter cycling at its best

Posted: November 22, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Castleisland-Scartaglin-Firies-Ballyfinnane-Tralee The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Castleisland-Scartaglin-Firies-Ballyfinnane-Tralee Distance: 68km Height gain: 327 metres Difficulty: 5/10 Details: One of the nice things about club and group cycling is the mix of abilities and characters that can come together on a ride. A compact group of ten headed away from The Meadowlands, Tralee on the N 21 towards Castleisland. With a gentle breeze at our backs and and the sun threatening to shine things were looking good. So what [...]

Puncture, Knocknagoshel, horses, smashed lights and rain

Posted: November 1, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Dan Paddy Andy-Knocknagoshel-Castleisland-Tralee The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Kielduff-Dan Paddy Andy-Knocknagoshel-Castleisland Distance: 63 km Height gain: 515  metres Difficulty:  6.5/10 Details: Head away from Tralee to the North, towards the IT north campus. Cross the N69 roundabout and keep on this road, which is a steady climb through Kielduff towards the Tralee Landfill. The climb goes on for a good 5 km but is steady and the road is quiet. Eventually you pass the landfill entrance and drop down to Dan Paddy Andy [...]

50 km Tralee-Kielduff loop

Posted: October 30, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

 The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Kielduff-Dan Paddy Andy-Castleisland Distance: 51 km Height gain: 383  metres Difficulty:  5.5/10 Details: Head away from Tralee to the North, towards the IT north campus. Cross the N69 roundabout and keep on this road, which is a steady climb through Kielduff towards the Tralee Landfill. The climb goes on for a good 5 km but is steady and the road is quiet. Eventually you pass the landfill entrance and drop down to Dan Paddy Andy cross roads. Take a right towards Castleisland. Another quiet and [...]