December 2017

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  • Cycling The Western Way From Newport to the Sligo border

    Part 2: From the Bothy at Srahmore to Ballycastle The trip is 54 kilometres long with 620 metres of climb. The climbing is well spaced with a long descent to Ballycastle and sea level at the end. It took me 7 hours at roughly 8 kph. I stopped on many occasions to talk to people […]

  • Cycling the Western Way From Newport to the Sligo border

    This account is about my adventures on the Western Way in 2016 on my mountain bike. I have been involved with the Western way since its beginning sometime in 1993, route finding, mapping, writing a guidebook, and most importantly walking the trail and leading others along the way. My wife Pauline has also long been […]

  • Cycling the Keenagh Loop

    Cycling the Keenagh Loop 46 KMS 580 Metres height Gain I have completed this loop many times but never written about it before. I start from Knockmoyle where I live, but Newport would be a good place for a visiting cyclist. Invariably I cycle in an anti clockwise direction, why I don’t really know, perhaps […]