Tag Archives:cycling

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 [...]

The Inner Ring 200

Posted: August 3, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A challenging 200 km cycle that takes you inside the famous Ring of Kerry. Quite hilly and places limited to 25. Link: Inner Ring More [...]

Ring of the Reeks

Posted: July 27, 2019 · 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 [...]

Is Ireland closing the cycling gap on Europe?

Posted: July 22, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

Up until 1995 I spent 4 years of my life living in Haarlem, in the Netherlands which is very much in the top 4 of cycling's premier league when it comes to two wheeled infrastructure. In this day and age there are numerous websites, social media pages etc. etc. underlining the pluses of Hollands cycling infrastructure , so there's no need to repeat what most people already know about the cycling set-up in the land of tulips. Last week we did a family road trip (by car...cough) through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Subconsciously [...]

Tour of Sliabh Luachra

Posted: June 30, 2019 · 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 [...]