Departing from Comber Leisure Centre we travel up a short drag out of Comber Square. We travel along the main Ballygowan Rd for a short while before we go on to the undulating Old Ballygowan Rd to the Ballynicholl Rd. From here we travel to Ballygowan via the Drumhirk, Burn and Moss roads. From Ballygowan, we follow the main Saintfield Rd for about half a mile before we turn onto the undulating Manse Rd. We then head on to the main Killyleagh Rd and we will enjoy good cycling roads via Darragh Cross, Raffrey, Derryboye and Shrigley to our well deserved coffee stop in Killyleagh, adjacent to the famous Killyleagh Castle.
Departing Killyleagh we go back along the main Killyleagh Rd to Shrigley before we turn off along the hilly Clay Rd. Travelling through lovely countryside we follow this road to the Thornyhill Rd and on to Balloo. From Balloo we travel towards Strangford Lough arriving on the shore at Whiterock and our next refreshment stop at Sketrick Island.
After a short break, the homeward run will take us along a very picturesque route via Ardmillan and the Ballydrain Rd to Comber. The last part of our run will bring us down the Killinchy Rd into Comber Square were the option of a final refreshment stop will be available before we return to our starting point.
This is a route known to many of my regular participants and can be challenging with a few testing hills along the way.
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I'm an enthusiastic leisure cyclist, being a member of my local club in Killinchy. Earlier in 2019, I completed a charity cycle for Marie Curie from Malin Head to Mizen Head. Cycling is how I get my exercise, helping me control my weight, all the while enjoying good fun and camaraderie with my friends. I'm keen to help people in my local area, who perhaps presently cycle alone or in small groups, build their confidence so they can enjoy the experience that cycling in a larger group can bring.
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