This spin takes us out the quiet back roads to Clara where we will link up with the R712 cycleway (Kilkenny - Carlow road). At Paddy’s pub we’ll take the right turn that will take us into Gowran. From there we’ll take the Gowran Bennetsbridge road and continue along this road until the sign to turn left for Tullaherin. At the Tower we’ll go right and follow the signs along the back roads to Bennettsbridge. We'll have a twenty minute stop at Crafted Cafe for cake and coffee. From there we will head to Wallslough across to Grovine and carry on to the T junction taking a right and cycling the Waterford Kilkenny main road straight on and finishing at the Village Inn.
Please make sure you wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. Also, remember your money for the coffee stop and a lock may be useful as we will probably end up sitting inside.
Since 2006, I have been a recreational and utility cyclist and I have worked with Kilkenny Cycling Tours. I'm a tutor with southeast cycling safety, KRSP and Cycling Ireland. My aim is to get more people on bikes so they can enjoy the health benefits it has to offer.
Great spin to start off the new year! It was a damp morning but quite mild. We had a head wind and a few hills from Gowran to Tullaherin but then a lovely downhill all the way to Bennettsbridge where we enjoyed excellent coffee at the Craft Cafe. From Bennettsbridge to Kilkenny City we had the wind on our backs which was greatly appreciated.
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