Hawthorn Bar, The Lough, Cork - Togher, river pathway, Wilton - Sarsfield Road, Cross at pedestrian lights by ESB, continue by river Glasheen cycle path to Bandon road, exit - crossroad, turn right, after 50 m, turn left onto Curraheen road, by cycle path to Model Farm Road, turn left - then left to St. Oliver's Cemetery (Rory Gallagher is buried here) almost to Kilumney, turn right at X Grange cross roads to an interesting over bridge overlooking a cemetery at Ovens (Planning permission formally refused here for a Crematorium – possibly the name!) Turn left to a nice river view ride - before entering the Ballincollig peoples park. An excellent traffic-free cycle - exit at Aldi, Ballincollig, onto Model Farm Road, (Cork centre for Guide dogs) to Dennehy's Cross, cycle path to Glasheen road - and return to the Hawthorn Bar at the Lough, Cork. 22km - fairly flat.
I'm a keen leisure cyclist and have been cycling worldwide since the mid 1980s. I'm active with the Cork/Kerry regional An Óige group since 1974, and cycling with them since 1984. I enjoy the social side of cycling, and would like to introduce new people to this great, healthy activity.
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