Tag Archives: Ballywalter

Peninsula loop and a lesson in hydration

A beautifully warm and sunny Morning for a Bicycle ride. The Club spins had left at 8am and 9am neither of which had I any chance of making this Morning so instead I opted for a solo spin and decided … Continue reading

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Sunny Miles

A Sunny but very Windy day, a day to leave the Summer Bike at home and ride the Winter Bike instead, the Winter Bicycles shallower rims are much easier to control in sidewinds. I set off through Dundonald and up … Continue reading

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A lap of the other Lough

A North Wind today which would ordinarily mean cycling up Antrim direction to benefit from a tailwind home, but being a Weekday I didn’t fancy going through the City and the commuter traffic chaos and the alternative of the Loughshore … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The fickle Northern Irish Weather

After lots of Hamster Wheel sessions indoors this Week I was keen to get back outside on the Bicycle this Weekend. Saturday was another washout but today’s forecast hinted at better Weather and indeed it was dry (but cold) when … Continue reading

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Sunny Tour of Down

Sunday Evening I just appened to catch the Weather forecast for the Week ahead and it was giving warm temperatures and lots of Sun for Tuesday so as soon as I got in to Work on Monday Morning I booked … Continue reading

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Coastal 55

It was one of those will I won’t I Mornings. Rain was in the air, the roads were still wet but the forecast promised for dry Weather with some sunshine. Eventually I got myself and the Bicycle ready and out … Continue reading

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NDCC Coastal Challenge Sportive

Today was one of those ‘character building’ days on the Bicycle. Many months ago I submitted my entry for the North Down Cycling Club’s (NDCC) annual Coastal challenge Cycling Sportive and today was the big day. A percentage of all … Continue reading

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Peninsula Cycle

A rare day off from the daily grind. Mr Sun even put in an appearance so what’s a guy to do other than man up and pedal his first fifty miler on the push bike cycling through County Down around … Continue reading

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Ballywalter Triathlon

The small town of Ballywalter in County Down hosted a Triathlon today in beautiful warm sunshine under blue skies. A mass start swim in the Irish Sea was followed by a two lap cycle of a circuit around the town … Continue reading

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