Tag Archives:bikes

From the Bottom to the Top of Ireland

Posted: July 6, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 4

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 [...]

The 3 Climbs Challenge

Posted: May 6, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The 3 Climbs cycle is a fundraiser for Kerry Hospice which provide vital cancer support to cancer patients, and it also promotes Suicide Awareness, Last year and this year we will give each cyclist a #livelife wrist band which is a foundation set up in the name of the late Donal Walsh From Blennerville in Tralee. A choice of a 100, 78 or 35 km [...]

Once a Cycling Book is written

Posted: April 26, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Eighteen months of hard work has come to an end. The text is written, the photos taken, the maps drawn out. It's time to submit everything to the publisher. In our case it was a hard copy and an electronic copy. [...]

Cycling Kerry book release

Posted: March 20, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you along popular routes and bring you to hidden gems. In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama. Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is [...]

Fear of the Dark

Posted: January 10, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 1

Early bird catches the worm. This Christmas I decided to drop some heavy hints for a decent set of front and rear cycling lights and was duly rewarded. Now cycling in the dark is not something I go out of my way to do, but in recent months, thanks mainly to some excellent posts from the audax UK facebook page I've been coming around to the idea. Much of their night riding is actually self-inflicted, as these cycling fanatics would think nothing of undertaking anything from a 200 to 1,200 km cycle. Certainly once you get into the 400 km distances [...]