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!
Thankfully, no sign of the forecasted wind and rain as we set off from the Plaza heading south for the M8 roundabouts. Onto the Old Road, we pedalled on at a nice leisurely pace to the Commons Cross, then as far as Lough Kent T-junction. Taking a left onto the Ballydoyle road before turning for Caddlestown and on as far as the Clonmel road.
Taking a left it was on to Rosegreen and the last 8km to Cashel for a nice hot coffee. The coffee wasn't long consumed when the forecasted weather arrived. Not to worry, we managed to get in a nice spin on a crisp, cool Sunday morning. After the warming coffee for the inside, it was time for a nice hit shower to warm up the outside.
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