Easy Going

Castlemartyr to Ballycotton

Centra Car Park, Main St. Castlemartyr
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16 Participants
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All Bikes

We meet in the car park at the rear of Centra on Main Street, Castlemarytr. After introductions and briefing, we depart the car park, turning right onto the main street and continuing the short distance to the traffic lights. We turn left here onto the R632 for Garryvoe and Shanagarry and continue through Ladysbridge. We stop briefly at Garryvoe Beach to take in the view and sea air, looking across the bay to our destination of Ballycotton.

Leaving Garryvoe, we continue on to Shanagarry and the junction with the R629. Turning left here, we take the R629 section for Ballycotton. Approximately 5km on, we arrive in the village at a lovely Artisan café, “The Trawl Door”, where we can avail of a well earned tea or coffee and scone. Suitably refreshed, we can continue on into the village and the harbour where we can take in the view from a different perspective, looking back across the Bay to Garryvoe Beach. Leaving here, we cycle back through the village and return to Shanagarry, staying on the R629 and turning left at the junction and heading in the direction of Ballymaloe. We will continue through Ballymaloe grounds with an option for another cuppa here should the group decide. Leaving Ballymaloe, we turn right onto the L3818. A short distance on (1.5km), we go left on to Loughane Hill and follow the road to Ladysbridge, where we rejoin the R632 returning to Castlemartyr.

Known bathroom facilities available on this route are at the Centra in Castlemaytr, Garryvoe beach, Ballycotton pier and at Ballymaloe Café.

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Mark Cronin
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Mark Cronin

About

I enjoy cycling as a recreational sport and as a family activity. Cycling is a low impact way to stay fit and experience the open air that's suitable for everyone. I am involved in a local Cycling Club, hold a Coaching qualification and coach our Youth members.

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16 Participants

1 Leader

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Des O'Mahony
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Mark Cronin

A great days cycling today. Small group and a nice handy pace. Great weather and our usual coffee stop at 'The Trawl Door' in Ballycotton didn't disappoint with their usual welcome for us and really nice food and coffee. Good weather always makes it nice down at the harbour after our coffee. Good interaction with people along the way as always and it goes without saying, we enjoyed not just the cycling, but the chat and plenty of banter and craic! 

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