After a quick briefing and bike check, we will depart on to the R619 heading west for Quartertown village. Passing Quartertown we come to the junction with the R638 at Clyda bridge. Turning left here, we continue towards Newberry cross roads and take the road verring left towards Glantane village. Immediatley before Glantane village, we take a right onto the L212 for Dromahane. At the cross roads in the middle of the village, we can avail of a coffee or tea at the Gala supermarket (I can reccommend the coffee). After some chat and craic and suitably refreshed, we continue on our loop back towards Mallow taking the R620. This takes us to the T junction at Gouldshill, where we turn left onto the R638 back toward Quartertown. We will head through Quartertown village to the T junction with the R619. Turning right here, we will travel a short distance back to our start point at the Arches Bar. We sometimes avail of another tea or coffee here before finishing up. This option is entirely up to the group/time etc.
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What a morning! Great weather and a great group (as per usual). The group this morning was made up of previous participants. Some of whom travelled to take part from Watergrasshill, Cork City, Ballincollig and Dromahane. All got to know each other as some hadn't cycled with others before. Everyone enjoyed the route and the cycle. Coffee stop during the route and a nice relaxing coffee stop at end, sitting out in sunshine on the terrace at the Arches bar/restaurant.
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