The Ring Of Kerry

Saturday 4th May A bright and sunny start as I lifted the blinds at 6-45am, the Austrians in the next motorhome have their e-bikes out and panniers loaded ready for an adventure and are busily back and forth to the van for drinks bottles, GPS, lights and then hi-viz tabards, a single back packing camper…

Bantry Bay, Eyeries and Adrigole.

Bantry to Sheeps Head, Wednesday 1st May A sunny start but with areas of low cloud and drizzle pushing through as we left the van for our ride to Sheep’s Head, the peninsula between Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay. We had opted to take the secondary road out that runs along the north coast line, this…

Kinsale, Bantry Bay and Mizen Head.

After a good day in Cobh we were awoken at 1am by what sounded like a brick coming through the side of the motorhome as a car sped off. The offending missile turned out to be no more than an egg …….must be a local custom to welcome visitors and begs the question who goes…

To The Emerald Isle

Having never been to Ireland before we have decided to start a tour from Rosslare working clockwise with our motor home as team car and base but taking the opportunity to cycle as much as time would allow. With no targets we would stay for three weeks, take our time and return at a later…

Surviving the icy roads.

This last week has seen very low temperatures with hard overnight frosts and daytime temperatures barely rising enough to melt the ice. Ice must be the single biggest worry to all cyclists, unlike most other weather phenomenon’s you cannot always see it lurking to catch out the unsuspecting. For the leisure cyclist the choices are,…

Day 9 Le Blaymard to Bagnols-Sur-Ceze

I woke to part cloudy skies but with a temperature of 2c it was pretty chilly but the luxury of the motor home means I can change clothes at stops as the temperature rises. From Le Bleymard I had a short climb and at the top of the Col des Tribes and a sign indicating…

Day 5 Confolens to Naihlac (nr Hautefort)

Forecast, temperature 11c overcast with showers. We were woken by the sound of rain hammering on the roof of the motor home, not what I was expecting, I must have been in touch with my feminine side as I had three changes of clothing before I was ready to leave. The roads were very wet…