This cycle provides an elevated view of the River Barrow up to Graiguenamanagh and back down the other side.
For those of you that enjoy climbing, you’ll be rewarded with some 500+ meters of ascending. The views of course will make it worth it.
The ride starts at the Quay parking lot in New Ross and proceeds north along the R700 and then right onto the R705 up to Graiguenamanagh, where we’ll make our cafe stop. We’ll cross the River Barrow and onto the R703 for a short period and then make our right onto the R729 going south, back towards New Ross. At the T-junction, we’ll turn right onto the R700 and follow that back into New Ross and back to the Quay parking lot.
The route has some moderate hills, but we will always regroup at the top of each to ensure we stay together. Some of the roads are narrow, so we’ll be cycling in single file for most of the time. Whenever we can, we’ll cycle in pairs.
See MapMyRide link for complete navigational details. We’ll stop at a cafe in Graiguenamanagh to grab a cuppa, relax and share.
Whilst this is a No-Drop-Ride, riders should be at a fitness level to maintain a 20km / hour pace on flat ground. No previous group riding experience required.
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I’m originally from California and I’ve been cycling now for 45+ years. I have really enjoyed the countless adventures my bicycle has taken me on. I find cycling in a group enhances the experience, especially the camaraderie that typically takes place. As a group leader, my job is to ensure you enjoy yourself in a safe and controlled manner. I ensure the group stays together and that we set a pace and distance which everyone feels comfortable with. I hope you’ll join us!