This 46km ride takes us from Castlebridge to Enniscorthy, mostly on quiet country roads.
We meet at The Mill/The Frying Irishman Car Park in Castlebridge and cycle for about 1km up the main road as far as Ballywish Cross where we turn left. At the next T-Junction, we turn right and continue along these quiet roads until we reach Cooney’s Cross. Here we turn left and we cycle for a few kilometres until we reach Ballylucas Cross.
At Ballylucas, we turn right and cycle to The Ballagh. The road surface here is a little bit rough. When we reach the village of The Ballagh, we turn left and cycle for 1km until we reach a Y-Junction where we turn right and cycle up the hill. The views from Slievenagorea are very good. After about 5km, we reach the main Oulart to Enniscorthy road where we turn left. We continue on this road, until we reach Enniscorthy where we will take our break.
After the break, we ride down the quays in Enniscorthy where there are two lanes of traffic. We use the left lane. We go through Brownswood and Edermine and we then reach Scurloughbush Roundabout with the main M50. We use the right lane on the roundabout and take the second exit (go straight) and then continue into Oylegate Village. There are cycle lanes into and out of the village which we will use. We also need to note that there are traffic lights in the centre of the village. Once we leave Oylegate, we cycle as far as Kyle Cross where we turn left. From here, we cycle into Crossabeg. In Crossabeg the road sweeps around to the right. We cycle through Ardtramon and Poulsack and back into Castlebridge.
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I live in Castlebridge in Co. Wexford and I am a keen leisure cyclist. I try to get out as often as possible and enjoy cycling mostly within my own locality. I would love to see more people out on their bikes, taking advantage of all the health and social benefits that cycling has to offer.