Sunday Cycle Nov 2nd

Cycle_toonBack to Kinsale this Sunday, weather forecast looks promising enough, sunny with the possibility of a couple of showers, winds relatively light from the south west.  There were some comments on the FB page last week after the usual coffee stop pictures were posted.  Just to state that the Sunday cycles have been extremely disciplined over the last few weeks with relatively biggish numbers turning out.  For the most part the pace has been quite modest and on occasion when the pace picked up on pre arranged sections there was a regroup at the end of those sections. No one has been left behind on these cycles, over the last three Sundays one or two people, after an end of season break, have struggled a little.  On all occasions someone has dropped back to stay with the struggler (I can say this for certain as for two of the weeks it was me).  Last week the group split, this was not a pace issue but simply that half of the group wanted a longer spin.  The group divided in a very controlled manner with those taking the longer option heading over the Windy Gap.  Half the group had coffee in Griffin’s with the others heading to Ballincollig, hence the comment with the photograph post on FB.  One thing that might happen from this week on is that the group may be divided at City Hall if there are a lot of people, groups of larger than 10 cyclists can cause a bit of traffic disruption, is unfair to motorists and can cause some frustration (potential for road rage)  Later in November we will be starting a beginner cycle at slower pace and over shorter distances, keep an eye on the web and FB.  The long Kinsale route is shown here: As usual with this route there are two shorter options, very short; turn off for Kinsale at the Half Way roundabout, intermediate route turn off before Innishannon to Kinsale through Dunderrow.  Cycle organisers, Martin, John and Steve will make the calls on Sunday morning, depending on numbers, weather, abilities etc.