Tag Archives: Strangford

Going long

Two and a half days off the Bike to rest the body followed by an easy spin last Night, today was the day to give the Legs a solid workout. A long endurance spin at a sensible, sustainable effort, the … 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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Lap of the other Lough

Andreea’s Cycling fitness and endurance is currently not what it was a year ago and she has not managed to do any longer distance spins this year, so she asked me to help her get an 80 mile ride under … Continue reading

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Frosty & Sunny

A very heavy frost overnight had me umming and aaaing about whether to venture out early for the Saturday Phoenix Cycling club spin or delay my start by an hour to allow for a thaw and do a solo spin … Continue reading

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Lanes, Gravel paths, Sunburn and Buns

An Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The US National Weather Service defines this as weather conditions that are sunny and clear with above normal temperatures, occurring … 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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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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Dromara Coastal Sportive

Today I joined 300 plus Cyclists to ride the Dromara Coastal Sportive in aid of Macmillan Cancer. The Sportive organised by Dromara Cycling Club started and finished at Dromara Football Club. Arriving at the Football Club with the Rain hammering … Continue reading

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Castlereagh Club run

Another Weekend and another Castelreagh Cycling Club ride, with a Southerly Wind blowing we set off in a Southerly direction up the Saintfield road to Carryduff, left to Saintfield, Left again down Station road then right to navigate some minor … Continue reading

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Over the Quoile Cycling Sportive

Today I rode my first Cycling Sportive, a seventy five mile ride around County Down organised by the La Lanterne Rouge Cycling club. Starting and finishing in Loughinisland the route swung round by Dromara to burn the legs on some … Continue reading

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