Challenging

Comber to Crossgar (Via Killinchy and Derryboye)

Comber Leisure Centre
Group size
8 Participants
Bike
All Bikes
Description

Departing Comber Leisure Centre, we cycle through Comber Square and along Killinchy Street, out the main Killinchy Road, before taking a left for the Ballydrain Road. We will follow this scenic coastal road to Whiterock before we take the challenging hills to Killinchy Village. We travel downhill to Balloo and then make our way on undulating roads to Derryboye Crossroads and on to our coffee stop in Crossgar.

Our return journey will take us back to our start point via Darragh Cross, Ballygowan, Kilmood, Tullynagee Road, Burn Road, Loughview Road and Old Ballygowan Road .

Overall, this will be a challenging cycle over undulating roads with a few climbs thrown in. No-one will be left behind and with plenty of water stops scheduled, this route will still be an enjoyable cycle. The planned pace is 13-14mph.

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Jeff Aiken
leader
Jeff Aiken

About

I'm an enthusiastic leisure cyclist, being a member of my local club in Killinchy. Earlier in 2019, I completed a charity cycle for Marie Curie from Malin Head to Mizen Head. Cycling is how I get my exercise, helping me control my weight, all the while enjoying good fun and camaraderie with my friends. I'm keen to help people in my local area, who perhaps presently cycle alone or in small groups, build their confidence so they can enjoy the experience that cycling in a larger group can bring.

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Jeff Aiken

A very windy morning for a bike ride.

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