Going Coastal

A damp start, with the roads still wet from overnight rain as I set off briefly along the Greenway then through Dundonald up the Old Belfast Road, up the Holywood road and down the Ballymoney road to Helens Bay. Onwards to Crawfordsburn and through to Bangor and a brief stop at the Harbour, the Sea was Calm.

Bangor to Groomsport and hugging the Coast to Donaghadee, it was a pleasant Morning but the poor Road surface was rattling my bone! On I continued seeing another Cyclist up ahead, reeling him in and passing him, he was happy to sit on my wheel and get a tow along in the slipstream having only recently returned to Cycling. At Ballywalter I bade him farewell as I pulled in to a local shop to top up the hydration and Sugar levels.

Leaving Ballywalter to cross the Peninsula towards Carrowdore then veering round to Mount Stewart and on to the main Coast road on the opposite side of the Peninsula for the quick blast back in to Newtownards. A loop up round Scrabo then down to Comber and home via the Greenway for a nice fifty miler.

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