The Perfect Day for Cycling

Post date: May 08, 2017 9:48:51 AM

(By Joe Duffy - Sun. 7th May 2017)

What a wonderful day it was last Sunday to be out on our bikes! Blue skies, warm sunshine and excellent company, what more can you ask for? Approximately sixty members gathered in Columb Barracks at 9am so we decided to break into five groups catering for all standards of rider. With only a gentle breeze to contend with and no fear of wind in our faces on the way home our groups were able to head off in multiple several directions.

The two "C" groups headed out to Killucan via Curraghmore before parting company in Raharney. Our elder statesmen heading for Ballivor while the second group set sail for Drumcree and Collinstown. It was only as we sat outside the filling station in Castlepollard having the obligatory coffee break that we realised just how warm it was. Wow, if only this type of weather could be guaranteed for a couple of months each year then this little island would attract huge numbers on cycling holidays.

On the homeward journey we experienced our second puncture of the day as we passed through the beautiful hamlet of Multyfarnham. Normally on our Sunday spins punctures seem to strike when we are in no man’s land however, today lady luck was kind to us.. While Gerry Wallace and John Farrell attended to the repair job, the remainder of the team deserted ship and decamped for some cool refreshments outside Murtagh's hostelry. We often talk about how important it is to have a social element to our spins and we weren't going to pass up an opportunity like this. What a glorious way to get exercise, enjoy the company of friends and get a tan at the same time!

The C Group resting in the sunshine in Multyfarnham last Sunday.