Tag Archives:Killorglin

Mid-Kerry at it’s best

Posted: February 17, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

A sunny Saturday February morning with a 100K cycle on my mind. I was just out of the restraints of a chest infection and for this reason I decided to try and stay away from the hills which is not too easy being based in Tralee. The decision was to head in the direction of mid-Kerry which offers a beautiful array of route options with some lovely quite roads that are not too busy with traffic. The morning was idyllic for cycling, very calm and almost spring-like with a slight lingering chill, not time for exposing too much skin to the world [...]

Killorglin Cycling Club Christmas Hamper Rides 2011

Posted: December 11, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

On a day that looked as if was going to be absolutely miserable, 68 hardy souls braved it to ride the Killorglin CC Christmas Hamper Rides.  Yet in spite of leaden skies and the dire prophesy of Met Eireann the morning brightened as soon as the event got underway. Given the advanced state of cabin fever most of our riders are suffering from this winter it was only the Trojan effort of lead car driver John Mangan that managed to keep the average speed to the bottom of the climb to an average of 20mph.  When he released the control at the bottom [...]

2011 County Championships

Posted: August 23, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Well done to all who participated in the 2011 Kerry Cycling Championships on Saturday 23rd August. Full Breakdown of  of results and some great pictures available on the Killorglin CC [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 10

Posted: June 19, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Day 10 today was the Currow CC Annual leisure tour and 63 miles of cycling in glorious weather for a change. I was reminded about the song "I could have danced all night" because I sure felt that I could have cycled all day today. The spin today left Currow, headed for Tralee, Castlemaine, Milltown, Killorglin, Killarney and back to Currow via Farranfore. The pace was mostly controlled which is only right for a leisure cycle but I did get an opportunity to stretch my legs ascending the Tralee side of the hill to Castlemaine as well as the way home [...]

Kerry Time Trial League

Posted: June 3, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

I took part in last wednesdays 4th event in the Kerry Time Trial League, with it being my first time trial since last year. I'm not that experienced in Time Trials but I am used to pushing it over various distances when training on my own. There were 10 competitors over the 20K course, and with a somewhat moderate cross breeze for both the out and return journeys it was obvious that the speed was going to be fast. I had not been doing as much training over the past number of weeks as I would have liked so I was interested in seeing what my form [...]