Tour of Ireland Photos July 2019

Overlooking hills

Photographs taken by Garry on his 1300 mile bicycle tour of Ireland.

Garry started his tour by cycling up through England and Wales, before crossing into Ireland.

After catching the ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare, Garry followed the coastline, firstly cycling the southern coast, before heading up the west coast.

Completing his ride of the south and west coasts of Ireland, Garry crossed into Northern Ireland. After Northern Ireland, Garry headed south to Dublin.

Once in Dublin, Garry caught the ferry back to Wales, this time arriving in Holyhead.

Following national cycle routes, Garry cycled the picturesque North coast of Wales before crossing back into England.

Once in England, Garry continued to follow the national cycle network to Chester. After taking some photos of Chester, Garry headed south back to his home in Bognor Regis, using a variety of cycle routes, canal paths and roads.

As per normal Garry took plenty of photos all the way around, which you can see on Garry’s Flickr page, click on any picture below to view.

Ireland July 2019
Wales July 2019
England July 2019

Ireland July 2019 Tour Map

A map of Garry’s tour of Ireland in July 2019.

The map shows where Garry spent each night and a brief description of that day.

You can find out more by visiting the Ireland July 2019 tour page.

To see where Garry is at the moment go to the where’s Garry page.

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Friday 2nd August. Oxford to Bognor Regis. 97 Miles.

That was a long day, thirteen hours on the road!

Well I suppose it had to happen, about forty miles from home I got my one and only puncture!

Old building
Market place Abingdon

I think that somebody was trying to tell me something, as it happened just outside Greywell, which is where I was thinking of spending tonight, at the Fox and Goose. But I thought being a Friday, they might be booked up! So decided to continue on a little further and find another site.

River boats church spire
Church and river Thames at Abingdon

Bad move! There weren’t any more sites, not until a few miles from home, and by then it wasn’t worth stopping.

It was still a good day despite it being a long one! And a good tour, with 1355 miles covered in total.

Bike and panniers
Everything off to fix the puncture

I was hoping there might be a letter from the hospital when I got home! Giving me a date to go in for my operation, but alas there isn’t!

Maybe I’ll just have to go away somewhere next week then! No point in sitting around at home, I want to as fit as possible for this operation!

Thursday 1st August. Hockley Heath to Oxford. 61 Miles.

Last night’s campsite was a bit of a ripoff! A premium price, with no showers, just one toilet and a cold tap! But hey, I was just grateful to be able to pitch my tent somewhere! And it was nice and peaceful, unsurprisingly!

Tudor house
Shakespeare’s birth place apparently!

Nice early finish today, I was all set up in camp by 2.30!

I suppose it did help being on the road nice and early. Although I have been playing the tourist a bit!

Man on road
A nice 16% gradient to go up today

First of all in Stratford on Avon, then Banbury and finally Oxford.

I like Stratford, I think it’s a lovely town, with plenty of history and loads to see, and do if your stopping!

Flowers statue
Banbury cross

Banbury is also a pleasant town, although not as nice as Stratford!

And finally Oxford, once again a great place to visit!

Man buildings
Playing the tourist in Oxford

Met a fellow cyclist along the road today, although I think he was more of a hobo! He liked to camp wild, and was proud that he hadn’t washed for, it was either three weeks or three months! Either way, it’s not very good, but he was pleasant enough and nice to talk to.