Majella has been a busy bee over the last few weeks organising this trip for us all.
The latest updates are below.
Training: at this stage people should be upping their mileage a lot. Try to work up to doing a long cycle of 160km by the end of this month. You need to be able to string 3 X 240km days together. We can only squeeze one or two ‘casualties’ into the van each day!!!!!
Still places left: a couple of people have pulled out recently so if you want to take their place then get in contact with Majella asap – 087-6618801. This is the sort of adventure you will remember for years to come!
Thursday, 23rd July: bus pick us up at Nenagh. Hope to depart 2.30ish. Stop off at Bantry for evening meal on way down, and arrive at our B&B’s down in Mizen Head 8.30ish (staying in village Goleen).
Friday 24th July: B&B with 3 course meal – Lahinch Golf Hotel (only hotel with pool, for anyone wanting to use it)
Saturday 25th July: same as above – Hotel Ballina
Sunday 26th July: same as above – Malin Hotel
On the road: All lunch stops will be approximately around 90 – 95 mls mark on days route. There will also be a quick coffee stop each day around the 50 mile mark. There will also be two bunches on the road with the first bunch leaving a half hour ahead of the second bunch, with the aim of both bunches coming together by the lunch stop. We will discuss exact details of this each morning.
Friday 24th July Tralee, Co Kerry
Saturday 25th July, Leenaun, Co Galway
Sunday 26th July Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Payment: a €50 deposit is well overdue at this stage. Lots of people have already started paying off the full amount in installments. Drop the money into Majella whenever you have it spare.