An easy going spin with a few hills along the way. Starting off in Nurney, we will make our way to Kildangan village. From Kildangan we will take a left towards Athy before turning off to the right heading to Vickerstown and Stradbally. Coming into Stradbally we will have our biggest challenge of the day so I think we should stop for a well deservied tea/coffee and a bun! Don't forget to bring some money for the coffee shop.
After a good chat we will set off again up through Stradbally and take the left turn for Athy. Once we get to the canal in Athy we will stop for a few minutes and decide if we want to take the easy or hilly route home. The easy route will be back via the canal before turning right on to the L8068 to meet up with the R417 Kilberry road. Here we will take another left going through Kilberry on to Cloney where we will take a right cutting across the bog back towards Nurney for the finnish.
The hilly route will take us from the canel on to Woodstock street in Athy taking a left on to the Main street. We will then carry straight on up the town past the GAA pitch on to the roundabout at the top of the town. We will take the first exit heading towards Kilcullen R418. We will continue on the R418 past the Moate of Ardscull up to Fontstown cross where we will take the left for Nurney. Depending again on how eveyone is feeling we will have the option to go straight in to Nurney for the finish or add a few extra kilometres on (Group decision on the day!)
I'm an enthusiastic leisure cyclist for the last 3 years and it would be great to get as many people as possible out cycling. I started off struggling to do 20km and now I look forward to the next sportive!
Nice morning to be out for a cycle. Started off with fog but it soon lifted to give us nice views across the country side. We challanged ourselfs with the distance today (55km) but we took our time and enjoyed the morning and the tea break in Stradbally. Well done and thanks to the lads that came out and hope to see more for the next spin.
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