So far this year I have not got out and managed to fit in a decent longer distance Bicycle ride, today was all about addressing that.
I phoned my mate Gavin and arranged to meet him in Moira and then go for a loop together before going our separate ways again. I set off from Dundonald through Belfast out the Malone road up the Sandy lane through Hilden in to Lisburn and then a hard paced push up the main road in to Moira thinking I was cutting it fine on time only to have to wait a few minutes for Gavin to Cycle across from Tandragee.
Gavin suggested a Coffee to get his Legs firing and I needed a Sugary fix to replace the energy expended up the main road to Moira so it was in to the Fat Gherkin for a quick pit-stop before we set off together.
We set off up the Clarehill road skirting round Edenmore Golf Course then through Gamblestown and down the Lurgan road in to Dromore and another quick stop for a bit of Window shopping in Magill Cycles Shop.
Leaving Dromore we Cycled underneath the A1 and made our way through Ashfield, Blackskull and Lawrencetown and on to Gillberry Fayre for another cuppa then off again picking up the pace to Waringstown where we went our separate ways again.
I made my way to Magheralin through Moira out the Lany road to Down Royal race course across Bog road and Blaris road to Lisburn and home via Dunmurry and Finaghy for 77 miles my longest Bicycle ride of this year. Job done.