Sunday Cycle, Jun 5

12039565_903467206396044_3540691929157600668_nGiven that the warm weather is due to continue into the weekend and that last weeks excursion into the mountains was such a success, a couple of us have decided to try something different on Sunday.  In order to give us more scope to explore the hills of north and west Cork, while still keeping the overall distance manageable, we’re suggesting starting the Sunday cycle from Coachford this week (for those that are interested).

I’m pitching two routes, one slightly shorter and more navigable and then a longer one which explores backroads (though with decent surface) and skirts the scenic contours of the area.

Medium – 100km, 955m climbing.  My recommendation  is that this could easily be extended to take in the second big climb while the return journey would still be flat and easy to navigate.

Long – 115km, 1775m climbing.

Beautiful sights to be taken in on the cycle towards Coom, or the possible attempt of the climb up to Mullaghanish.  If we get enough numbers for two groups we can coordinate a meetup in Ballingeary and head off together from there.  An extended coffee/lunch stop is planned for afterwards.

If you need to stay local on Sunday, Brendan will be leaving from the City Hall, as usual.  The suggested route is down to Garretstown and back. 85km with 986m climbing.

Both cycles are leaving at 9am on Sunday, one from City Hall and the other from Coachford GAA club.  Be ready to cycle from 9am and don’t miss the group.

Look at the route maps.

If you have any questions fire a comment on Facebook.