Summer has arrived in North Pembrokeshire: we have had a few really hot days with real sunshine and the showers, though sharp, have been short.
Visitors and locals are out and about in Newport in increasing numbers but if you like quiet and amazing views, you can head up onto the slopes of Carningli: it is glorious.
Graham has been out with cyclists new to the area: they return with broad grins on their faces and plans to return.
A bright June day, Carningli
We plan an outing from Newport on quiet roads – exact route will depend on who comes along – the aim is for everyone enjoy themselves.
We meet at Carningli Centre at 10.00 on Thursday 2nd April.
It is free of charge if you bring your own bikes, normal hire prices for ours (if possible, please let us know in advance if you wish to hire).
Hope to see you on Thursday.
Graham and Ian (former Newport Bike Hire) invite you to join a regular Thursday social ride.
- low to medium intensity
- Around 15 – 30 miles on quiet roads
- Newport start (mostly)
- No-one gets left behind
- Cafe option on some routes
- All welcome
As they say in Country & Western songs, we’re just gonna “Ride, ride, ride!”
Graham Coles, 01239 820724 (day time) 01239 820091 (evenings/messages) or Ian Hipkins 01239 820330/07837 101136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or come to the shop – Carningli Centre, East St, NEWPORT,SA42 0SY by 10 am, Thursday.
Graham rolls into Kenmare after crossing the Healy Pass from Cork to Kerry
Back in Newport after a break in the Beara, in the far South West of Ireland.
The area is full of excellent routes along quiet back lanes with fabulous views. Graham enjoyed a few excursions made even better by superb early spring weather.
On a ride, Beara Bike Route, West Cork
The 2014 season has started.
The first hardy cyclists have hired bikes as part of their half-term breaks. It was brilliant to see the smiles on the faces of a father and son when they brought their bikes back after what must have been a mud-fest. Bikes and riders both showed the evidence, despite the glorious sunny weather that day.
We’ve had rough weather recently.
Too poor, you might think, to enjoy mountain biking around Carningli – too wet – too windy?
Well, some of the time – yes – but in between the gales and downpours there have been interludes of calm beauty. Nothing beats the exhilaration of coming down the mountain – and the scenery – always amazing.
The scenery was looking wonderful today