Letterkenny to Malin Head (64 miles) Now that there was a car available, we made a decision (without much hesitation in fairness), to ditch the bags for the last day. Given that we had about 400 miles in the legs and wanted to tackle the Gap of Mamore it was a fairly wise decision. Although… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 7: Letterkenny to Malin Head
Ballyshannon to Letterkenny (60 miles) Our original plan had been to cycle from Ballyshannon past Letterkenny, just to leave us with a short day at the end, (circa 45 miles or so). But since Martin O’C was driving back up from Limerick to cycle the last day with us, we decided to have an easy… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 6: Ballyshannon to Letterkenny
Claremorris to Ballyshannon (77 miles) On paper a long day, and this was made a lot longer by a headwind that was present for about 60 miles. Understandably after the previous night, there was a slow start in the morning, but a very heavy shower (10 minutes of absolutely torrential rain), made this a… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 5: Claremorris to Ballyshannon
Doolin to Claremorris (79 miles) At 79 miles this was planned to be our longest day, and given that a few of us were struggling at the very start with stiff legs, the initial climb out of Doolin was a bit of a shock. But once the legs loosened out a bit it turned out… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 4: Doolin to Claremorris
Kenmare to Ballybunion (62 miles) This was our first full day, and after a decent nice sleep and a cracking breakfast, we ended up rolling out of the B&B at 10:20A.M. (only 20 minutes behind target!). We had good eather, no wind or rain, and not too hot. We stocked up on bananas and jaffa… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 2: Kenmare to Ballybunion
Ok, firstly I was supposed to have kept the blog updated daily, with the plan being at the end to do a proper write-up. But once the iPhone died (it’s still broken actually) that meant I was without technology. So anywhere, here’s a very quick roundup, I’ll put up posts for each day, along with… Read More Mizen to Malin, All Finished!
Mizen Head to Kenmare: 55 miles We left Mizen Head just before 2 pm and luckily the weather conditions we’re pretty favourable (if anything there was a dead heat in sheltered areas). We set a fairly decent pace, and stopped in Durrus, Bantry and finally in Glengarriff. The biggest climb of the day (indeed… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 1: Mizen to Kenmare