Tag Archives: Ballykeel

Scenic County Down

Up early, kit on, Bicycle sorted and out the door earlier than normal to benefit from traffic free roads. The plan was to head out against the Wind, tackle a lot of hills and then turn for home on flatter … Continue reading

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Phoenix Club spin

There was a distinct chill in the air and a cloudy mist over the Belfast Hills as I clipped in to the Pedals and set off along the Knock Carriageway for the House of Sport and the Saturday Morning, Phoenix … Continue reading

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Phoenix CC : Rubble Spin

With less showery, more settled Weather predicted I booked Two days annual leave to give me a nice long Weekend and this Morning I set off on the Bicycle in distinctly chilly, misty, dry conditions to meet ‘the Rubble‘ section … Continue reading

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Drumlins, Deflations and Derailleur woes

With doubts about whether my energy levels had had enough rest days to recover from Tuesday’s long day in the Saddle I clipped in to the Pedals and Cycled along the Knock road to the House of Sport for the … Continue reading

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Blue Sky, White Clouds and Sunshine

The roads were still wet from very heavy overnight rain as I clipped in to the pedals and set off down the Knock road for the House of Sport in beautiful Sunshine for the Weekend Phoenix CC club spin having … Continue reading

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Phoenix Club Spin

Another Saturday Morning and another Phoenix Cycling Club group Cycle. The Morning dawned bright and the roads were mostly dry but the strong Wind was still making for a difficult life, with frequent heavy Showers forecast we would do well … Continue reading

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Spring Showers and nasty Climbs

With the Trees bent over to almost snapping point with the strong Wind, I clipped in to the Pedals and set off across the City to the House of Sport to meet up with Phoenix Cycling Club rather than venture … Continue reading

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Castlereagh Club run

For the first time in a number of Weeks I was able to go out on the Sunday Club run with my cycling club, Castlereagh. As usual we gathered at Forster Green then a loose plan of ‘head South’ was … Continue reading

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Saturday epic

A solo cycle today and my longest ever ride to date which also happened to be a new personal record for elevation gain too. At just over 87 miles with six thousand, seven hundred feet of elevation gain it’s fair … Continue reading

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