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Holles street cycle

  • 18-05-2021 9:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    https://www.nmhfoundation.ie/events/cycle-challenge

    I'm going to try to cycle 100klms in one go. Break at 50klms for 20 mins. I have a good bike and can piss through 50klm in one go so it should not be a problem.

    Where would be a good route to start from tallaght to 50klm out and return. A good cycle route? (Blessington and back is one I've done.)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,739 ✭✭✭ RobertFoster


    Does it have to be out and back, or can it be a loop? If you don't mind hills this works out at around 100km on Google Maps: Tallaght > Sally Gap > Roundwood > Laragh > Ballymore Eustace > Blessington > Tallaght


  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    Does it have to be out and back, or can it be a loop? If you don't mind hills this works out at around 100km on Google Maps: Tallaght > Sally Gap > Roundwood > Laragh > Ballymore Eustace > Blessington > Tallaght


    Thanks, 50k out and 50k back. I've no experience cycling around Roundwood and that. Is it safe? I'll be going out on a Friday morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    What I'm basically looking for is a straight forward cycle with decent straights so I can keep a good pace. The start of Blessington is a little bit hard at the nursing home but it's fine after. The only thing being on a Friday there will be quarry trucks flying up and down making it lethal as they dont give two hoots about us.

    I don't want too much hills though as the most I've cycled is about 50klm. So adding another 50 onto it will be doable but at the same time, I don't want to kill myself.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,306 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    even dialling back say 2km/h from your normal pace will make a big difference to your fatigue levels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,739 ✭✭✭ RobertFoster


    If you're avoiding hills, Trim is ~50km from Tallaght. Tallaght > Lucan > Leixlip > Maynooth > Kilcock > Rathmolyon > Trim. You could join the canal after Lucan until Ferran Lock, cutting out Leixlip / Maynooth / Kilcock.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    If you're avoiding hills, Trim is ~50km from Tallaght. Tallaght > Lucan > Leixlip > Maynooth > Kilcock > Rathmolyon > Trim. You could join the canal after Lucan until Ferran Lock, cutting out Leixlip / Maynooth / Kilcock.

    Thanks. I'll take that route so. I'll start planning it now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    A cyclist who I train kickboxing with has suggested tallaght to baltinglass.
    He's going to do the cycle with me on a Saturday instead. He's done it before. 100klm round trip and not too many quarry trucks cause its the weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 291 ✭✭ AhhHere


    byrnem31 wrote: »
    A cyclist who I train kickboxing with has suggested tallaght to baltinglass.
    He's going to do the cycle with me on a Saturday instead. He's done it before. 100klm round trip and not too many quarry trucks cause its the weekend.

    Is that straight via the N81?


  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ byrnem31


    AhhHere wrote: »
    Is that straight via the N81?

    Yes it is. Just straight all the way really from tallaght all the way out.


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