This week we will ride the Suir Blueway from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir and back. Starting at the Gashouse Bridge in Clonmel, we will take the Blueway path running alongside the river Suir via Kilsheelan and on to Carrick-on-Suir where we will stop for a coffee break before heading back to Clonmel.
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!
Another ride on the Suir Blueway, and thankfully, after the torrential rain of the past few days, it was a crisp, chilly but dry autumn morning. Setting off from Clonmel, we pedalled our way to Carrick-on-Suir along the banks of a very swollen river. Passing the Bulmer orchards, now stripped of apples, we continued to Kilsheelan Bridge and our first stop. Continuing down the river we passed the MSD plant and had a forced stop, thanks to a thorn in a tyre. After a quick change of tube, we pedalled on for another couple of kilometers, and had a brief stop at the angler's memorial wall. Moving on, we arrived in Carrick and headed straight for a more than welcome hot coffee. Warmed up and refreshed, we made our way back to the Suir Blueway and back up the riverbank to Clonmel. In spite of it being a very chilly morning, all agreed that it was a very enjoyable spin on what is a magnificent Tipperary amenity.
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