Tag Archives:Tralee

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 [...]

Na Gaeil Cycle

Posted: April 20, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Na Gaeil Cycle Club fundraising cycle offers an 80 and 40 km route, starting at the Na Gaeil clubhouse in Tralee. If this years event is like previous years, then the routes are out to Castleisland, Abbeyfeale, Duagh and Listowel. Link: Na Gaeil [...]

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 [...]