Tag Archives: Castlewellan

Phoenix Sportive

A cold, foggy start as I cycled through town, up through Stranmillis and the Malone road to Lisburn to sign on for this Mornings Phoenix CC Sportive. With three route lengths on offer I opted for the middle distance 80KM … Continue reading

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Tour of County Down

I set out this Morning with ambitions of Cycling my first imperial Century ride this Year with a route that would take me up to Newcastle, through Bryansford up over Spelga, back down to Kilkeel and home. As I set … Continue reading

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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 Sportive

Another dry, Sunny Morning as I left Belfast for Lisburn for my cycling clubs annual Sportive. I had barely gone a mile when I had to hurriedly stop and pull on the Arm warmers due to the chill in the … Continue reading

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Century ride

Cold temperatures and steady, light rain 🙁 greeted me as I clipped in to the Pedals and set off for a long day in the Saddle, the goal… to chalk off my first imperial Century Cycle of twenty seventeen. One … Continue reading

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Sunny Slieve Croob

What a day for a Bike ride, ‘Wall-toWall’ Sunshine, dry roads and not too bad winds, mostly 🙂 I decided that County Down would be the destination and specifically an ascent of Slieve Croob from the Castlewellan side. I had … Continue reading

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Spin with Vin

Keeping an eye on the long range Weather forecast I saw today was to be a dry day with a little sunshine in the Morning so I booked it off and arranged a Bicycle ride with my mate Gavin who … 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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Charity Santa Cycle

Today saw me load the Bicycle and a Santa Suit in to the Car and drive to Banbridge to meet up with a good crew of like minded nutters to brave the gales, cycling from Banbridge in County Down to … Continue reading

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