Summer 2021 - Destination Spin No 2
Cushinstown, Co. Wexford to St Mullins, Co. Carlow.
This route begins at Cushinstown. We take a left out of the church car park gate and make our way over the quiet country roads towards Lacken where we pick up the the R729 and head over towards Ferry Bridge, just outside New Ross. This road has adequate hard shoulder and a good road surface. Before reaching the bridge though, we take a right hand turn at Macmurrough Island, continuing on the R729 and head in the direction of St Mullins, Co. Carlow. We pass Kylerue and Poulmounty Mill on our travels and at the juntion of Ballinalour and Drummond, we turn left and head up the Drummond road. Continuing on this road, we reach St Mullins at the 17km mark. Heaven on our doorstep, we can set down the bikes, take off our helmets and totally relax while having our coffee stop here. Our coffee stop today will be 30 mins approx. There's excellent photo opportunities here, it's one of the most scenic parts of the south east. There's public toilets in the village centre (please note covid restrictions may impact on their opening). The Mullichain Cafe is a big draw to the area serving gorgeous coffee and tasty treats. Toilet facilities for customers may be available here. St Mullins is steeped in history. If that's your thing, it's definitely worth a 'Google' before we take this trip. Our approach to the riverside took us down a steep hill, as St Mullins sits on the side of the river in a valley, we have no option but to climb a short hill to take us back up to the road for the return journey. We follow the road we travelled to get to St Mullins all the way back. Be warned, there's lots of little ups and downs, twists and turns and it may mean cycling in single file for a great deal of it. The scenery is stunning though and well worth it. We can just take our time and enjoy our surroundings as we go. We eventually come back down to the junction at Macmurrough Island that brings us back out onto the New Ross to Enniscorthy road. We have good road surface and a hard shoulder up as far as the junction at Lacken, where we turn right to take us back over the road to our cars at Cushinstown. Todays adventure cycle comes to an end here!
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