A new starting point & a later start time so we can all watch Ireland beat the All Blacks in the World Cup rugby (Fingers X).On leaving Askeaton we will cross over the Deel river & follow it towards Ballysteen & Beagh castle on the Shannon estuary. Here we will take a break to enjoy this beautiful viewing point of Shannon airport & the Clare hills. From here we will take the very quiet rural road to Pallaskenry where we will turn right for Curraghchase national park. There is a slight sharp climb on leaving Curraghchase (walking up is an option) as its quiet short. We will cycle towards the grand gates & turn right for our finish line Askeaton. This is a fabulous sightseeing route so hopefully the sun will join us.
My name is Mary. I am involved in the local Askeaton Touring Club. I love leisure cycling. I believe cycling is for every ability, so please come and enjoy!
A full crew today, well done Bridget, Jennifer, Irene, Marie, Ber, Susan, Breda & James!
The plan was to cycle to Beagh Castle, and so we did. I had concerns over the road conditions but the group were happy to get the complete route done & so we did. With the heavy rain over the last few days, hedge cutting & country roads, they were happy enough to press on, and did it well. Group cycling working at its best.The day was blessed with very light wind, no rain & beautiful views over the Shannon estuary as far as Shannon airport & the Cratloe hills. Following the lovely gentle road leading us to Palllaskenry everyone cycled along at their own pace until we crossed the busy N69 together for safety, on doing so we turned into the beautiful Curraghchase National park.This beautiful cycle in along the woodlands is always amazing. Yes the hill climb ahead was a task but everyone re grouped at the top & on they cycled with no issues at all.
I must say today was so enjoyable & I hope we continue enjoying these spin outs! Until our next spin out guys..safe cycling!
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