This is a mainly flat route around the outskirts of Athy. Meeting on the Monasterevin Road we cycle out to Bert Cross where we take a right turn at the junction, and cross over the railway bridge before turning left at the next junction. There is beautiful countryside to enjoy either side of us.
The road narrows to one lane at one point on this road and we will need to yield to oncoming traffic before proceeding with care. Next we arrive at the junction with the Nurney Road, we will come to a complete stop before crossing the road and heading on towards the busy Dublin Road. Again we will stop at this junction and take care crossing the road onto a quiet country road. This road is narrow.
After another few kilometres we come to the end of this road and join the N78, taking a right turn to head back towards Athy. The N78 is a wide road with a generous hard shoulder, so there is plenty of room for both motorists and cyclists to share.
At the roundabout we take the exit for Athy, and cycle down past the football clubs onto Bothar Bui, there are a couple of sets of traffic lights on the approach to the town centre and more traffic around.
Crossing over the railway bridge you will need to yield to traffic approaching from the right before proceeding onto Leinster Street. We take our final right turn here onto Stanhope Street. And finish our cycle at Applegreen.
Now time for a welcome cuppa!
I am an enthusiastic leisure cyclist who loves getting out in the fresh air and exploring the countryside on my bike. I would like to encourage cyclists of all abilities to join me on a social spin where nobody gets left behind.
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