Swords Fire Loop

Swords Fire Station
Group size
8 Participants
Road Bikes

Leaving Swords Fire Station at 10am and heading straight out the Balheary road towards Ballyboughal Airfield and Stephenstown, then The Five Roads and the start of Man o'War climb. Fear not, we scoot around it instead, saving our energy for the next hill, affectionately known as the Nag's Head. Halfway up, we turn right for a few gentle ups and downs to a T junction, where we turn left. 1km further on a right turn into a narrow lane, with a bit of a steep climb and grass running up the middle of it. There's two small friendly dogs who may give u a few barks of encouragement for the short steep climb, maybe even run alongside you, but fear not, that's as far as they've ever gone. A short descent with a badly broken up surface requires caution. Cover your brakes and be prepared as we will be stopping soon at McNallys Farm for the best coffee this side of the Rio Grande.

After a brief respite, we will take a more direct route back to our finish point via Ballyboughal, Roganstown and Balheary Avenue.

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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!

Leader Comments
Dave Conroy

Oh my god, what a beautiful day. A lively pace for this road bike only spin. Lots of cyclists making the most of it all. Bring on Summer!