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The Clare coast road N68 beloved of the Mid West gang Start at Kilcolgan,Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, Fanore, Doolin,Liscannor( Vaughans Pub for lunch),Lahinch stopping at Greenes caff on the seafront. On to Spanish Point,Quilty,Kilkee, Kilrush and back to Ennis.
Awsome views, challenging roads. Generally quiet except June July and August.
Well I have no work next week, and if we get the weather we have been promised, I might make a day out of that. Adding the distance to get to that loop from Cork its just under 200km. Would be a full days ride out, but it looks like a great ride. thanks for pointing it out.
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Well I have no work next week, and if we get the weather we have been promised, I might make a day out of that. Adding the distance to get to that loop from Cork its just under 200km. Would be a full days ride out, but it looks like a great ride. thanks for pointing it out.
You could go home a different way by taking the road to Killimer from Kilrush catching the ferry to Tarbert which goes on the hour every hour and cutting across country through Glin,Carrowkerry, Newcastlewest and on to O'Rourkes Cross just outside Charleville.
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Can't believe no one mentioned "The Gap"
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Can't believe no one mentioned "The Gap"
Thats because de gap would rate no 1 worldwide along with Dublin airport and Howth as close 2nd and 3rd.
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Would be up for a good spin next weekend if you're around..weather permitting
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I did it today and fahook me its ossum. Weather was a bit iffy up them twisty nadgery bits but after that it were sunshine all the way, if a tad nippy. A few cokroaches (coaches) were getting on me tits for the first few miles but that was it really, it was pretty quiet.
Easily as good as anything in England and Wales. And a damn sight closer than Scotland so I'm a happy fat lat. Had a decent brecky in Lahinch and was sat behind a tasty piece with a fair bit of arse crack showing, me sausage nearly exploded
So, considering it was me first proper rip in Ireland it was a good day all round

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A25 out of Newry
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I'll call your A25, and raise you the A46

Enniskillen to Belleek. Runs along the Southern shore of Lough Erne. Has the added advantage if you do get into bother with the federales, go hard enough and you might even be able to make it back safely into God's own country :)

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A25 out of newry is a lovely road, took it up to Crossans before!
Any of the coast roads down south/south west are really good.
Personally I live in Wexford and find the back roads all around the R742 from Gorey to Wexford town nice, you can go on then to Kilmore Quay and get some killer fish and chips
The ex was a ride that took 3-4 hours, not as enjoyable as the above however...
Arklow out to Avoca, into Rathdrum and then into Glendalough on the r747, r752 and the r755 respectively, personally my favourite stretch, a lot of nice twisty roads with really good surface
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Here another Connemara twisties route:
R336 out of Galway, Spiddal, Inverin, Castelloe where you turn right towards Maam. Here starts the twisty bit :) Up to the T junction in Screebe, turn left onto R340, Inver, Kilkieran, Glinsk Cottages, then turn left onto R342 and further on left again on a T junction onto R341 towards Roundstone which is a great place to stop for a bite and catch a breath. From there R341 brings you to Clfden. That is 125km, two or two and a half hours ride depending on your pace, traffic etc.
From Clifden you can go straight back to Galway, which will take about an hour. Or up to Letterfrack, Leenaun, Maam, Oughterard then to Galway, that'd be about two hours.
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Here another Connemara twisties route:
R336 out of Galway, Spiddal, Inverin, Castelloe where you turn right towards Maam. Here starts the twisty bit :) Up to the T junction in Screebe, turn left onto R340, Inver, Kilkieran, Glinsk Cottages, then turn left onto R342 and further on left again on a T junction onto R341 towards Roundstone which is a great place to stop for a bite and catch a breath. From there R341 brings you to Clfden. That is 125km, two or two and a half hours ride depending on your pace, traffic etc.
From Clifden you can go straight back to Galway, which will take about an hour. Or up to Letterfrack, Leenaun, Maam, Oughterard then to Galway, that'd be about two hours.

That looks a cracking route

This stuff is brilliant for newcomers like meself. Cheers
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Where is that if you mentioned it? :) i am out and i have no clue where to go ... I have some itching in my arse.
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Great thread lads thanks. Been racking my brain lately trying to recall roads I've been on over the years with something other than a bike that would be worth having a spin on around the Midlands with a mate. We're literally biking a few weeks, but it turns out we've already had our first crack of some of the routes mentioned. Edgeworthstown to Athlone, then from there onto the Birr road for a bit (must see what more of that is like) before turning off for Ballycumber (shit surface but bendy) last week and today it was down to Carlow via Athy and home through Stradbally, Portlaoise and a few minor roads. I'll certainly try the Mullingar to Athlone route and the circuit out past Derravaragh.

I've not read the whole thread yet but the racecourse road from Dalystown, through Ballinagore into Kilbeggan is a decent little spin, from there into Clara ain't too bad either. I'll post a route link when I get the chance.
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did this route on the photorally run on sunday, near 100 miles of pure class, somebits a bit rough but overall brilliant bit of road

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Myself and a few others do a regular spin most Sundays from Ratoath. Meet up at 10.30 and usually home for 2.00ish. Its Dave on oh eight seven Two663192 if your interested. Fairly handy pace (ie slowish) and take in meath kildare louth and wickla...
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Any decent directions for the Vee Gap anyone? I'll drive to the starting point from Kilkenny
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Myself and a few others do a regular spin most Sundays from Ratoath. Meet up at 10.30 and usually home for 2.00ish. Its Dave on oh eight seven Two663192 if your interested. Fairly handy pace (ie slowish) and take in meath kildare louth and wickla...

Thanks for the reply I just headed down to meet the gang in clara.
Met lots of people had a nice chat and made some new friends
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