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 head onto 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!
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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 might of rain, it was a delight to get up to a clear sky. Arriving at the Town Plaza at 9:45, I was met with a pleasent greeting from Aisling, who travelled up from Watergrasshill, and Elizabeth, who came all the way from Mallow for today's AXA Community Bike Ride.
After introductions and a chat, we set off south at 10:06, down the Main Street and out the Cahir road. Leaving the traffic behind at the motorway roundabouts, we turned onto the ancient St. Declan's Way/Old Cork Road heading for the Common's Cross. It was then on to Outrath Cross and a left for Rosegreen with the world renowned Ballydoyle racing stables and gallops on our left.
Arriving in Rosegreen, we pulled in for a brief rest after a testing climb up to the village and took time to take a photo with one of the many Santa's helpers there to brighten up this Covid Christmas season. Leaving the village we took a left and went down a speedy descent before the last of our climbs and a flat run back to the Commons Cross. We had a straight run back into Cashel. There was time for a photo at the Croke Memorial, before heading for a welcome coffee and chat to finish off an enjoyable spin on a bright, fresh Sunday morning.
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