We will head off from The Quay car park Thomastown at 10.00am, taking the R448 until we reach the right turn for Mount Juliet at Goatsbridge trout farm. We will travel across this road, the L4206 until we reach Stoneyford village, where we will nip out through the village to Ennisnag Church turning right off the R716, onto Cobblers hill and continue on the Annamult road to Bennettsbridge, where we will travel across the bridge and onto the Sion Road through Ballyreddin which will bring us to the outskirts of Kilkenny City. When we arrive at this point we will take a coffee break at Freshco which I'm sure we will enjoy at that point. once refreshed we will take the old Carlow road using the cycle lane all the way to Paulstown. Turning onto the R448 which will take us back through Gowran and Dungarvin villages to get us back to Thomastown where we can enjoy a bit of lunch at The Barrows Keep restaurant, before going our separate ways.
This ride will be in celebration of National Bike week and as it is also the day of The Great Dublin Bike Ride virtual charity cycle! You have the option to sign up for The Great Dublin Bike Ride online and complete the distance during thise ride, but it is not a requirement to you coming along with us for your AXA Community Bike Rides day out.
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I am a cycling enthusiast and feel it is such a great way to exercise in a leisurely enjoyable pastime. Having experienced being a participant with our Kilkenny group, I felt it would be a great asset to have a local group in Thomastown, which is why I became a leader. I try to vary my rides distance and speed wise to accommodate everyone's level of fitness and bike confidence.
This was a fantastic day out weather was great, and everyone really enjoyed their day. Unfortunately I did take some pictures but something went wrong with my phone camera so I only have my Strava picture.
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