Moyola River Loop, in reverse!
This scenic route is an up and down loop from Draperstown via Weddell Bridge, Moybeg and Wood Road, crossing the Moyola River twice.
We will turn left to leave the car park at Workspace in Draperstown and turn right onto the B41 towards Tobermore. After 2.4km, we turn left onto the Weddell Bridge Road and cross the Moyola River and turn right onto Carnamoney Lane. We continue for 2.6km and then turn right onto Forgetown Road before crossing the Moyola River for the second time and turning left onto the Moybeg Road to reach the B41 again. We then turn left onto the B41 towards Tobermore and after 0.5km we turn right at the church onto the Wood Road and continue for 2.5km to Kilcronaghan before rejoining the B40 for the last section back to Draperstown.
We will have an optional coffee stop at the end in the village of Draperstown.
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I am an enthusiastic leisure cyclist and I’ve been a member of Carn Wheelers Cycling Club since 2016. I enjoy group cycling because it’s good fun and builds great friendships that motivate me to cycle at times when the weather isn’t too inviting or when the route is hilly. I am keen to encourage and support more people in my community to cycle for fitness and health benefits.
What a great start to Bike Week. Sunshine and smiles. We had some new friends to join us today and a great cycle was had by all with beautiful views of Slieve Gallion and the surrounding hills. The country lanes were so scenic and peaceful. One of the cyclists commented on the silence punctuated with the birdsong and the lively chatter in the group. A perfect Community Bike Ride. Well done everyone.