Leaving the Rock of Cashel we take a left and down to the Kiln. At the bottom of the hill we take another left and head for the the village of Ardmayle where we cross the bridge over the River Suir and up to the T-junction at the old RIC Barracks where we take a left, then right and on towards The Hive. From there we head onwards to the old Blackbridge Creamery where we take a left to the village of Knockavilla. Passing through the village we head for Camus where, once again, we cross the River Suir with Camus Park Stud on our right. Two km later we pass Brittas Stud on our right before seeing the Rock of Cashel straight ahead and heading to the Lower Gate of the ancient City of the Kings. We will then head for a welcome cup of coffee and a chat in one of the many fine cafés to be found in the town.
I joined the Cashel Rock Pedallers in 2014. Since then I built up my distances, from an initial 5km in 2016, completing a 170km on the 2012 Olympics Road Race Course! I have also completed many more Sportives, including all four Great Dublin Bike Rides. If I can do it at nearly 70, so can you!
On a cool, overcast morning we left the Rock car park and headed down 6% decent of the Kiln before taking a sharp left onto Ardmayle and our first stop. Moving on we took the rising ground out of the village and onto the quiet country road that brought us to Balydine, and not a car or tractor to be met, bliss. Passing 'The Hive' we pedalled on through Cappmura, Greenpark and back onto the Dundrum to Cashel road at Blackbridge. Taking a left for Cashel we cycled on through the village of Knockavilla and a leisurely pedal back to the City of the Kings, passing Camus Park Stud on the way.
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