Tag Archives:cycling

Ring of the Reeks

Posted: July 25, 2020 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

This is a popular cycle presented by Killorglin CC from Beaufort. There is a choice of 3 rides of 130, 60 and 40 km into the Reeks Mountains area of Mid and South Kerry. Spectacular riding with plenty of climbs. More information Facebook [...]

Tour of Sliabh Luachra

Posted: June 28, 2020 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A 110 & 85km cycle with shorter family options. Starting in East Kerry village Rathmore, the cycle covers most of the Sliabh Luachra area and it's famous hills. The cycle was started and is run in the memory of 2 ex members. Link: Sliabh Luachra [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]