Easy Going

From Fire to Farm - 3rd Day of Festive Rides!

Swords Fire Station
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8 Participants
All Bikes

Take part in this Group Ride and earn one competition entry for 'The Big Community Bike Rides Winter Competition'! You can also earn a second competition entry today by completing our '12 Days of Festive Rides’ challenge - all you need to do is send us a photograph of a snowflake taken during your Group Ride. When submitting this image, please label it as a Group Ride to avoid any confusion with Solo Ride submissions.

The Big Community Bike Rides Winter Competition runs from October 31st to January 31st and gives participants the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes, all while being part of something bigger! For full competition details, please click the following link.

Travelling from Swords Fire Station, we head straight out the Balheary Road with a quick breather at Ballyboughal airfield. Yielding to turn right onto a busy road, but only for a few minutes until we turn left and onto Woodpark & Ballough. We then head over the M1 to Ballough and up to the '5 roads' before skirting around the Man O'War before heading back towards Walshestown, a short climb up the Nags Head before nipping up to https://www.mcnallyfamilyfarm.ie/ for a cuppa and some carrot cake. We take a more direct route straight back to Swords but with a few rolling hills, slow scenic climbs, followed by fun freewheeling descents. Continuing through Wimbletown - watch out for Wombles and back past Ballyboughal Airfield, straight down Windmill Lane to Balheary and back from where we came. 

Please click here to complete a self-assessment personal screening questionnaire in advance of your bike ride.

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Note that insurance cover is only extended for the duration of the individual bike ride you have registered to complete.

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Having endured the more challenging types of cycling; bike packing, road and mountain biking, over recent years – I’m still keen to share & enjoy the more leisurely spins too. All shapes ‘n’ sizes are welcome to join me on my easy going and sociable spins. Hope to see you soon!