Leaving Min Ryan Park, we head down through Killeens to St. Josephs roundabout. We cycle around it and make our way up Whiterock Hill. Yes, it's a climb, but it will be so worth it. This is the only difficult bit, I promise (you are welcome to walk it). We continue along the L3016 until we meet the crossroads at Coolballow. Here, we take a left hand turn and travel down through Roxborough. At the bottom of this road, just after the nursing home, we take another left turn. We are now heading towards Wexford Town through Rocklands. There's a cycle lane here that we can use. Arriving at Maudlintown, we will veer left and make our way down the Faythe. We have arrived at Wexford Town and this is where the magic begins to happen. Making our way down the Faythe, the beautiful sight of the trees on the green at the bottom begin to make themselves seen, triumphant in their Christmas lights. At the bottom, we will turn right, then left, and then right again to take us down Parnell Street. At the junction at the bottom of Parnell Street, we take a left hand turn, bringing us in the direction of Wexford Quay front, with all its magic about to unfold. We head down the Quay taking in all the wonder that is the quay front at Christmas. We make our way over to Redmond Square, keeping left and continuing up through Westgate, changing over into the right hand lane and heading down 1798 Street - we don't want to miss an inch of the town looking so spectacular. We will take our break on our 2nd visit to Redmond Square. There are a couple of coffee shops in the vicinity to choose from (coffee stop 20 mins approximately). We head on from here, back up through Westgate again. Once again we choose the right hand lane and cycle back down 1798 Street. However, on this occasion, we move over to the left hand lane because we are heading out the Redmond Road all the way to the Rugby Club roundabout. Here, we take a left hand turn and head up the hospital hill, all the way to the traffic lights. We cross straight over when the lights are green and it's safe to cross. We cycle over through Coolcotts, passing through the mini roundabouts at Clonard. We continue down Clonard Avenue to the T-junction where we turn right, heading up Whitemill Road and cycling down to the roundabout. We take the first left before taking the second exit at the next roundabout, this will take us back up to Min Ryan Park where we started. Welcome to Christmas in Wexford 2021! What a great way to see it! Tinsel, Fairy Lights and Baubles are always welcome on my December rides!
As this cycle takes place in the late evening, it is really important to wear very bright, high visibility clothing and ensure your bike is well lit with good quality bike lights. It's always a good idea to carry new spare batteries with you when heading out on your bike in the Winter. If your lights are rechargable, get into the habit of charging them up between every ride.
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I love my bike! I love adventure, being outside in the fresh air, on the move, all year round. I love how it makes me feel - Alive! I honestly believe the best experiences are shared experiences which is why I decided to register to become a Ride Leader. I want to share the 'Feel Good' with as many people as possible. We will never be as young again as we are now, let's give it a go and see what happens!
Wow! What a fabulous evening to be out and about around Wexford town. Firstly, it was very mild for a Winter evening. We made our way across town before cycling up Wexford Quay front in all it's festive sparkliness. We even met Santa who was kind enough to do a socially distanced pose with us for a picture. After the quay, we headed up onto Wexford's main street and got ourselves some hot chocolate in the local Costa Coffee. From there, we headed up Peter's street and arrived just in time for the beginning of the charity carol concert. There was a sizable crowd in attendance for the event so that atmosphere was very community spirited and exactly what you expect for such an event. We stayed here for a good 30 minutes or so before cycling a little further and eventually back to our start point. To say this evening was magical probably isn't doing it justice. It was perfect and definitely something to be repeated. Thanks to everyone for the great company and the effort made to make those bicycles sparkle!
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