Up, up, up

After three full rest days off the Bike it was time to get back in the Saddle and Cycle over to Ballynure to collect my Car which was in for a service and prep for its annual MOT test.

With the Greenway closed due to widening and resurfacing I opted for the main Newtownards road in to town, a tough start with hard sprints between traffic lights to not hold up traffic too much… as it turns out the Bicycle was quicker than the vehicle traffic.

From Belfast I took a spin up through the Duncrue estate before jumping on to the Loughshore Cyclepath to Gideons green then up the Doagh road through Monkstown and the long climb up the Knockagh road and Slievetrue road passing Cairnshill windfarm. The Knockagh climb never gets easier!

Navigating around numerous other mostly traffic-free roads my ride was soon over and I packed the Bike in to my Car for the drive home. 22 miles over testing terrain.

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