After a quick bike and helmet check we will depart the Arches Bar heading east on the R619 to the T-junction (Clyda Bridge). Turning right and staying on the R619, we follow the road, passing the site of the old sugar factory and railway sidings, and continue on a short distance to Newberry Cross. Turning left for Dromahane and staying on the R619, we cross the Mallow/Killarney railway level crossing. Continuing on a gradual accent, we arrive in the village of Dromahane. At the four crossroads in the centre of the village, we will avail of tea/coffee at the local shop where I can recommend the coffee!
Suitably refreshed, we will leave the village, heading north in the direction of Mallow on the R620. Eventually arriving at the T-junction (Gouldshill), we will turn left onto the R638 continuing a short distance and re-cross the Mallow/Killarney railway line via a bridge and almost immediately turning right through Quartertown Village to rejoin the R619. Turning right we will travel approx 1km back to our start point at the Arches Bar. Here, we have a final opportunity to avail of tea or coffee, sitting out on the terrace at the rear. Again, I can recommend the coffee!
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I enjoy cycling as a recreational sport and as a family activity. Cycling is a low impact way to stay fit and experience the open air that's suitable for everyone. I am involved in a local Cycling Club, hold a Coaching qualification and coach our Youth members.
Unfortunately this morning, some of the participants cancelled. One was a “no show “, which left just one other and me. The remaining participant was new to the town, and to Axa Community Bike Rides. We completed our spin with plenty of chat, a bit of craic and the ritual Tea/Coffee stop. My participant learned a bit about the town and got to see a bit of the local surroundings and scenery. I earned my Leader Gillet today, as this mornings participant set a good steady pace and it was the fastest I've done on an Axa cycle!
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