Tag Archives:Castlemaine

Short Mountain (S-N)

Posted: July 29, 2018 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 1

Make no question about it! This climb is up there with the best of them in Kerry or even the country as a whole. Certainly from a Kerry perspective, the Priest's Leap and Coomanaspic are the 2 standout climbs combining length and gradient that might edge this "short cut" to Tralee. The thing I like about this climb is the fact that it keeps it surprises hidden. It doesn't have the mind numbing drag of the Conor Pass from Dingle that offers an agonising glimpse of the summit and road ahead for the full climb. True, if you know where to look [...]

Short Mountain (N-S)

Posted: July 13, 2018 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 1

A climb of legend and only braved by those who have excess energy or lacking in common sense, Short Mountain from the north to south approach is quite the challenge although dubbed as being much easier than the south to north approach (a story for another day). The benign adjective 'short' sounds like a rather fluffy term that can only lead to the perception that this climb "can't be too bad" but anyone who has done it will know better, unfortunately "short" when it comes to climbs in Kerry does not always mean sweet. This climb was twice recently [...]

“We can be Heroes”…just for one day.

Posted: April 23, 2018 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

Unsung Hero Cycle....Remembering Emily Route - Ballyseeedy-Tralee-Camp-Annascaul-Inch-Castlemaine-Tralee-Ballyseedy Cost - A simple donation The Start Finally the sun shone for the day and it actually felt like Spring. A day packed full of sunshine is always an added bonus towards any cycling event and should just about guarantee a few extra bicycles on the road. [...]

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 [...]

#30daysofbiking the story

Posted: May 2, 2016 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

#30daysofbiking is self-explanatory. 30 days of continuous cycling in the month of April. Basically it's a pledge that started in the USA six years ago. [...]