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Ballinderreen Loop

Applegreen Service Station, Ballinderreen
Group size
8 Participants
Road/Hybrid Bikes

For this spin, we are going to change our start location to the Applegreen Service Station in Ballinderreen and make use of the new cycle path between Ballinderreen and Kinvara. If you are driving to the start location, please park across the road, outside the Ballinderreen Community Créche, rather than in the Service Station area. 

For the spin itself, we will cycle from Ballinderreen to Kinvara, moving off the road onto the cycle path just outside Ballinderreen. Just after the cycle path ends, we turn left at Dunguaire Castle towards Ardrahan. We will then cycle on a loop bringing us alongside the motorway and eventually back into Kinvara for coffee at 'Fox’s Café', having cycled around 24km. Don't forget to bring some money for coffee and cake, and don’t forget to bring a face mask.

After the coffee break, we will head directly back to Ballinderreen along the cycle path again for a total distance of around 30km.

As the mornings are getting a bit darker, bring bike lights if you can. Also, while we will always hope for fine weather, mudguards are a good idea in case of rain/wet roads.

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Leader Recommendations
Rain Jacket
Spare inner tube
David Murray
David Murray


I've been cycling for over 20 years both individually and as part of a cycling club. I've really enjoyed cycling in a group, both the exercise and the social side. I'd like to help others in the locality to get out on their bikes and get that enjoyment as well. Nothing too strenuous and guaranteed to include some decent coffee stops along the way!

Leader Comments
David Murray

A bit of wintry morning with sunshine and showers. First trip on the cycle path between Ballinderreen and Kinvara which is actually quite a challenging route and could really have been better designed. A nice walking path but not great for cyclists.  

This was our first coffee stop in Kinvara at Fox's. Thankfully the rain stayed off for the duration of the stop. 

Overall stats for the spin:

Distance: 29 km

Average Speed:19.5 km/hr

Cycling duration: 1 hr 29 minutes

Total duration: 2 hours

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