Today we take to the very 'Old Road' to Cork that brings us to New Inn, from the centre of the village we take a left onto the Golden Road, then to Dogstown Cross where we take a right to Hennessy's Cross. We will then head on towards Shanballa Road through the old gaeltach area of Sean Baile and back to Cashel via Windmill to rejoin the Cork Road for a refreshing cup of coffee!
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!
After the dark sky and torrential all day long on Saturday, it was good to see a bit of blue in the Sunday morning sky and no rain for our first AXA Community Bike Ride of 2020.
Setting off from our new meeting point on The Plaza on Main Street, Cashel we headed south and out the Cahir Road as far as the motorway fly-over. From there we exited onto the Old Road and headed for the Commons Cross. Continuing through the cross we pedalled past the back of Ballydoyle Stables and on to Lough Kent.
At the T-junction we took a right up to New Inn Village where, after a quick stop at the Lena Rice memorial, we turned left in the middle of the village and headed for Golden. Passing the back gates of Rockwell College we pedalled on for another two kilometers, then taking a right at Dogstown Cross and back to Cashel via Shanballa and a welcoming cup of hot coffee.
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