Monday 15th July. Tramore to Carrigtohill. 64 miles.

I definitely had stayed at that campsite last night, I remembered all the children that were running around, although obviously not the same ones! And the one day I wanted to get an early night, no chance, the little darlings were still running around, screaming and shouting at gone 10 o’clock!

Must have been tired this morning! I woke up at my normal 5 o’clock sort of time and normally would just get up, but I fell back to sleep, woken by my alarm at 5.45! I was still on the road by 7/7.30.

Old mine
An old copper mine

There was some pretty steep hills for the first part of the day, cycling along the Copper Route I think it was called.

Not seeing any shops or cafes I was forced to stop at a pub! The only trouble was they weren’t serving beer just scones and jam! So a scone with jam and cup of coffee it was!

Cycle path
The pleasant Greenway

Turned out to be a good stop in the end, across the road I spotted a Greenway which ran from Waterford to Dungarvan, I was on it for the last 10k but it was still good.

Major problem when I arrived in Dungarvan, my saddle broke! The same bolt that broke last year! (I think Brooks could be getting an email!)

Shop bike
The cycle shop in Dungarvan

On the brightside it probably happened in the best place, Dungarvan was at the end of the Greenway so there was plenty of bike shops.

I chose O’Mahony and what a good choice. Although the man couldn’t fix my saddle, he did however give me another saddle so I could continue! Which feels just fine. I’ll sort my Brooks out when I get home.

Cows fields
My second to last big hill of the day

Again I’ve stopped at the same campsite when I was here 10 years ago! It’s a lot more peaceful here than last nights one though!

2 Replies to “Monday 15th July. Tramore to Carrigtohill. 64 miles.”

  1. Hi Garry! What a bummer with all those kids. I expect the traffic has increased since I was over there but that was a lovely greenway. I check up on the map now. I’m enjoying the tour as much as you. That privacy logo still blocks the screen.

    1. It probably has, but the roads are still quiet. Glad your enjoying it as well.
      You might have to accept or change your settings, other than that I don’t really know!

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