Leisure Cycling Near Dublin
By: Hugh Halpin (author)Paperback
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This book serves two practical purposes. The first is to encourage you to cycle - a good thing in itself. The second is to introduce you to the marvellous varieties of terrain and cycling routes that can be easily accessed from Dublin. To add spice to the mixture, Hugh Halpin includes snippets of history and folklore in his descriptions and points out fascinating sights worth seeing along the way. The author has chosen forty routes which vary in terms of length and difficulty. The shortest route, at 20 km, would take less than an hour for a fit cyclist and would make an ideal family half-day, taken at leisure. The longest route, at 95 km, is a challenging day's cycling for a fully fit cyclist. Most of the routes are suitable for families and the averagely fit. All are circular, so that you can, if need be, drive to the start and return to your car. Terrain is varied, with the Wicklow mountains to the south and - at the northern extremity - the Cooley Peninsula, offering upland routes. These contrast nicely with the flatlands of Kildare and the low hills of Louth, Meath and Fingal. This is the ideal guide for leisure cyclists in the greater Dublin region.
Hugh Halpin is a native of Fingal and is fascinated by the history and folklore of the greater Dublin area. He is an enthusiastic leisure cyclist and has spent many years cycling the routes he describes in this book.
Introduction to Routes - Route Summaries - Benefits of Cycling - Bicycle Types - Comfort and Safety - Transporting Bicycles Maps and Finding Your Way Key Map 1. Fairy Castle Pub Crawl 2. Brian Boru Circuit 3. Fingal Circuit 4. Fair Fingal 5. Lambay Views 6. Balrothery-Stamullen 7. Bachall Iosa 8. The Estuary Circuit 9. The Velvet Strand 10. Trim-Navan 11. Saints and Poets 12. Holy Crosses and Haunted Castles 13. The Bog Circuit 14. Celbridge-Sallins 15. Grand Canal System 16. Kilcock-Carbury 17. Kilcullen-Castledermot 18. Barrow Lane 19. Hollywood Glen 20. The Curragh of Kildare 21. Royal Canal 22. Abbey Road Tour 23. Clogherhead 24. Lugh's County 25. Cooley Peninsula 26. Meath Coast 27. Valley of Kings 28. Ceanannas Mor 29. Hill of Tara 30. Glen of Imaal 31. Blessington Lakes 32. Sally Gap South 33. Ashford-Roundwood 34. Sally Gap North 35. Sorrel Hill 36. Trooperstown Hill and Glendalough 37. Glencree Valley 38. Ballykissangel 39. Glenmalure and Aughrim 40. The Sugar Loafs Bibliography A. ROUTES BY COUNTY B. ROUTES BY DISTANCE C. ROUTES BY NUMBER D. ROUTES BY TERRAIN Index
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