D Group Saturday 12 June 2021
Post date: Jun 16, 2021 10:32:49 AM
D Group Spin.
A large group of D riders assembled at O'Briens on Saturday. Many thanks to Maurice who took control of the first group. Eddie was on hand to take out the second group. Tom had decided to take a well earned break. The route this week focused on a hilly spin. Both groups headed out the Longford road and at Ballinafid headed up "piggery" into Multy. From here it was across the bog road heading to Coole. The groups were pleasantly surprised to be overtaken by some senior riders who overtook the group at lightning pace. At the coffee stop in Tullynally Castle it was revealed this group had electric bikes. I think I will be signing up for one shortly.
The coffee break at Tullynally was enjoyed by everyone. Such a beautiful setting - sitting in the courtyard with the castle as a backdrop. Matthew & Makayla along with their excellent staff served up lovely fresh scones and coffee. Look them up if you are in their locality.
After refreshments it was into Castlepollard and up Bratty road. This gave the group a testing hilly route home. The groups arrived back in town after completing a very respectable 64km.
The C Groups route on Saturday morning took in Dysart, Streamstown, Rosemount, Moate (Tuar Ard for the coffee stop) Horseleap, Kilbeggan, Ballinagore, Dalystown, Mullingar. Approx 70km.
C Group at the coffee stop.