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Video : 2017 Tour de Connemara

Below is my edited footage from this years 2017 Tour de Connemara Sportive starting and finishing in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland. The day started damp and very windy and ended up warm and sunny but still windy.

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I feel the need, the need for speed

I had a little video Camera attached to the handlebars of my Bicycle during the 2017 Tour de Connemara Sportive on Saturday. Here is a short video clip from near the end of the 140KM route.

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2017 Tour de Connemara

Today was the annual Tour de Connemara Cycling Sportive, my second time riding in the event. Last year I Cycled around the 140KM route with a group from my Phoenix Cycling Club. The club were down in force again this … Continue reading

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NSPCC / SQS Tech Challenge

This Morning saw the second annual running of the SQS Tech Challenge Cycle Sportive, a Sportive open to teams of five employees from Northern Ireland Technology Companies to raise funds for the NSPCC whilst competing against rival teams. Last years … 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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The Spring Sixty

It was a cold, damp, drizzly Morning as I loaded the Bicycle in to the Car to set off for Camlough in South Armagh for the annual Spring Sixty Cycling Sportive. Approaching Newry the Rain was a lot heavier and … Continue reading

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Childrens Cancer Charity Sportive

This Morning saw me Ride my first Cycle Sportive of 2017 when I and approx., 250 other Cyclists entered local cycling Club VC Glendale’s ride to raise funds for a Childrens Cancer Charity where collectively we raised over 4,000 pounds … Continue reading

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Slaughtered in the Quarter

Andreea (a foreign girl living near me) whom I came across on a few Cycling Sportives last year contacted me earlier in the Week looking for details on joining us on the Weekly Phoenix Cycling Club Weekend group rides. She … Continue reading

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Ballycastle Sportive

Wakening up to a stormy Morning with a heavy Sky we knew the forecast of rain and strong winds gusting to over 40mph was going to be uncannily accurate. As we sat around to Kitchen table fuelling up on Porridge … Continue reading

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Tour of Strangford Sportive

An 8am start saw me Saddle up, clip in to the Pedals and set off for Newtownards to meet up with a good group of Phoenix CC members for the Tour of Strangford Sportive run by Ards CC. All signed … Continue reading

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