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. Turning 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 (ocation of the Charles Bianconi Family Memorial Chapel) before making our way back to Cashel.
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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 a stormy night it was a nice surprise to see a clear sky. Leaving the Town Hall Plaza, we headed out the old N8 as far as the Horse & Jockey, whick, thankfully, there was little or no sign of storm Bella on the road. The same could not be said of the fields that had been flooded by the incessant rain of the past 24 hours.
Heading onto the quieter country road, we cycled across to Holycross. There was more signs of the storm here, with plenty of tree branches down, so it was a case of being cautious. Reaching the village, the river Suir was swollen and the clear sky had turned to the threat of rain. No time for hanging around for it so we pedalled on for Cashel via Boherlahan.
Luckily we arrived back in time to enjoy a warm coffee to finish off out last AXA Community Bike Ride of 2020.
Let us hope that we have seen the last of Covid restrictions and postponement of rides in 2021.
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