Departing from the plaza, Cashel. Heading down to Ladyswell we take a right, down Canopy Street then south on the Main Street, up Boherclough Street and onto the Cahir Road. At the motorway roundabouts, we will take a left at the second roundabout and on to the Old Road (part of the pilgrim path St. Declan's Way) as far as the Common's Cross. Riding through the crossroad we will make our way past the back of Ballydoyle Racing and on as far as Lough Ceant. Here we take a left and then cycle through Caddlestown, passing the Old IRA memorial then reaching the Cashel - Clonmel Road east of Rosegreen. Leaving the very quiet country roads behind we will take a left and head for the village, passing the gallops and front gates of Ballydoyle Stables on the way. In the centre of the village we will take a left and freewheel down the hill and make our way back to the Common's Cross where we will turn right and back to Cashel. On reaching the motorwayway roundabouts we will take another right and head back in by Spafield, passing Cashel Rugby Club and down into town to finish off with a nice sociable coffee!
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!
In contrast to the Met Eireann snow forecast, it was a nice bright morning that got brighter as we took on the Rosegreen Loop.
Once again we headed out the Cahir Road as far as the motorway roundabouts before taking the Old Road to the Comons Cross.
A brief pause the pedalling on to the T - Junction. There we took a left passining Outrath Cemetery, then a right up the slight incline through Caddlestown.
Moving on we head for the main Cashel - Clonmel Road where we turned left for Rosegreen. There, at the crossroad, we took a left and a speedy downhill, then a rise heading back to the Commons Cross and right back to Cashel for the obligitory coffee.
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