Category Archives: Cycling

For those members with an interest in cycling

Cycling Group – November and December dates

We had a great cycle last Thursday to the Navan Centre from Loughall-the scones there are MIGHTY!

The next three Thursday outings all have booked Pods. Loughall, cycle to the Priory in Benburb for coffee-Thu 15th November, P’down 29th November-mystery outing and finally Scarva 13th December to Newry and back to Sintons for our annual Xmas lunch. Eleanor has kindly booked Sintons for 12.30pm. As always we assemble at the Pods at 9.15am. And then we’ll take a break until the end of March 2019.

Cycling Group – Scarva Pod

Scarva is booked for Thursday, 20th at 9.15am. Peter will lead a gentle cycle around some of the minor roads around Tandragee-very few hills! We covered new ground last time cycling from Newry to Victoria Lock on the new Greenway-an excellent outing and one we could repeat before the end of the season. See you on the 20th.

Cycling Group – Scarva Pod

The Scarva Pod is booked for the 30th 9.15am. We will cycle to Synge and Byrne -coffee-then walk our bikes to the entrance of the new Newry Greenway. The Greenway is about 4 miles long to the Victoria Lock. Then back to Newry and on to Scarva. There are NO HILLS-not even flat ones! Stuart led our last outing to the Navan Fort and this proved a most enjoyable cycle especially as we were on roads we had never been on before.

Cycling Group – Portadown Pod

The cycling on Thursday 19th will be from the Portadown pod. It will be a nice gentle cycle on the Towpath to Scarva/Poyntzpass. Coffee at either Petty sessions at the ‘pass or the Pump house in Portadown or there is even a third choice of Scarva. Alan and David will guide you.

Cycling Group – Loughgall pod.

Everyone enjoying the fine weather? At least the forecast for Thursday 5th July is sun, dry and not too hot.The Loughgall pod is booked so be there around 09.15 to depart 09.30 . Alan with the support of Stewart will lead you on some of the lesser known minor roads round Loughgall with the obligatory coffee stop. I know of only one hill in the whole area but, so you are not too disappointed, we can make up for that in August.

Cycling Group – Scarva Pod

We are cycling on Thursday, 26th, weather permitting, from the Scarva pod. Meet at 09.15 leaving at 09.30 at the latest. I plan to cycle the Stramore road route via Portadown in a figure of eight which we have done before but with coffee in Gilford this time. That is tow path, main road cycle lane, cycle path, footpaths and minor roads. Only good hill on the Stramore road this time but to make up for it there is a really nice hill after coffee!

That is the plan but there is a lot of debris in the paths so I will have to check the route again before Thursday.