Weekend Activities 7th & 8th Oct

Saturday 7th Oct
TIME: 9.00AM         
MEETING POINT: Hartys Quay Rochestown Road  (Adjacent to Rochestown Inn)
ROUTE: Passage West-Monkstown-Ringaskiddy-Carrigaline-Nohoval-Roberts Cove-Minane Bridge-Fountainstown-Crosshaven-Carrigaline- Rafeen-Turn left past Dump-Home | Shorter route turn left at Ballyfeard for Minane Bridge then on to Crosshaven
DISTANCE: Long 77KM | Short 57KM
DIFFICULTY: Long 1000Mtrs climb  Moderate | Short 750Mtrs climb moderate
COFFEE: Opposite the Royal Yacht club
Weather outlook

Please not that Sundays cycle is supporting the annual Charity Cycle from Griffins Garden Centre €20 in support of Cork Simon community.

Please note change of start location
Sunday 8th October     
MEET POINT: Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey
ROUTE: Start- Donoughamore-Nadd-Lombardstown-Bweeing and back to Griffins
DISTANCE: 60KM      
COFFEE: Griffins Garden Centre
Looks Good

Weekend Activities

All Leeroadies please note that there are two posts on the website LEEROADIES.COM “ Tims Ride There and back again” and “Dingle this time the force is with us” both well worth a read. A big thank you to the author “The Lantern Rouge”

Saturday 2nd Sept
TIME: 9.00AM St Patricks Church Lower Road | 9.20AM Island Gate Rest Little Island
MEETING POINT: St Patricks Church Lower Road | Island Gate Pub and Restaurant Little Island
ROUTE: Lower Road-Little Island-Ballymacoda -Aghada-Churchtown South-Ballycotton. Return via Cloyne-Ballymacoda-Fota-Little Island
DISTANCE: Long route  from city  96KM | Short Route from Little Island 80KM
DIFFICULTY: Long and Short  850Meters climb      MODERATE
COFFEE: If Sunny. Bayview Ballycotton otherwise Shanagarry  (Decision on Morning)
Weather outlook
Sunday 3rd Sept
MEET POINT: County Hall
ROUTE: Lissarda. Out via Coachford-Windy Gap and Return via Coachford-Donoghamore
DISTANCE: 65KM  Shorter option 55KM
COFFEE: Ma Fitz Pub and Restaurant Lissarda
Looks Good but showery

Those coming back after a long lay off need not worry about pace or being isolated. There will be an experienced Leeroadie cycling at the back of the group to deal with any mechanical or other issues.

Weekend Activities Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jul

Anybody who needs transport to Bantry should contact me at 0870561199 and I will endeavour to arrange for them. Anybody who is travelling and who has space to offer please also contact me.

Please allow travelling time to Bantry at least 1.5Hrs

Saturday 8th July
TIME: 10.00AM    10.00AM     10.00AM
MEETING POINT: Bantry  (on road opposite the West Lodge Hotel )
ROUTE: Option A, Start-Goats Path-Kilcrohane-Sheeps Head-Back to Durras-Schull-Ballydehob-Bantry | Option B, Durras to Ballydehob to Bantry | Option C, Durras directly back to Bantry
DISTANCE: Opt A, 100KM | Opt B, 75KM | Opt C, 65KM
DIFFICULTY: Opt A, 1500 Mtrs climb | Opt B, 1300 Mtrs climb | Opt C, 1000 Mtrs climb
COFFEE: 1st stop Sheeps Head after 34KM | 2nd stop decide yourself depending on your route
Weather outlook
Looks to be good but cloudy
SUNDAY 9th July
MEET Point: County Hall
ROUTE Start-Killumney-Crossbarry-Bandon-Innishannon-Home
COFFEE: Billys Restaurant on the Cork side of Bandon
Looks very good

Ridley for Sale!

Ridley bike for sale …

56cm full carbon with campagnolo centaur full running gear. It has campagnolo scorchio 35mm carbon wheels and 56/39 front chainring 

It’s a great bike solid and fast. 

Contact: Robert Bridgeman

Saved by the Helmet

Note missing piece

Very happy I wore my helmet today, snapped the hanger while climbing in Waterfall hit the ground like a tree, took a chunk out of my helmet and elbow, a good samaritian came along rendered first aid and brought me home.

Some people will do anything to help others, I’m so thankfull to him and all he wanted me to do was play it forward.

So I will …