We will take the N8 (Old Dublin Road) as far as the Horse & Jockey where we will turn left onto quiet country roads heading for the village of Moycarkey and onwards to Holycross. Turniing left as we enter Holycross village we will make our way via Tubberadora (passing the commemoration monument to Tipperary's first All-Ireland Hurling Championship win) and through the village of Boherlahan (Location of the Charles Bianconi Family Memorial Chapel) before making our way back to Cashel.
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!
On a lovely Spring morning it was a pleasure to head off on our ride on the Moycarkey/ Boherlahan Loop.
Before long we had further indication of the change in seasons when we came across the first of the daffodils showing there bright yellow heads.
Out the old Dublin Road with little or no traffic and the wind in our back it wasn't long till we arrived at the Horse & Jockey. Turning left we pedalled on through Moycarkey then onwards to Holycross.
Expecting a headwind back to Cashel, we stopped for a coffee and a sugar boost to help build energy levels.
Pushing on for Boherlahan we met the expectant headwind and before long it was joined by a light drizzle.
Thankfully, by the time we reached the village the drops had stopped and it wasnt long before hitting the new roundabout system under the Rock of Cashel. Swinging righ we pedalled across the 'Ring Road' as far as the Dundrum Road junction, then a left up into the town and a nice fresh coffee.
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