A spin around Kerry

Wild Atlantic views, corkscrew bends, two wheels and 8,500 fellow travellers make the Ring of Kerry cycle one to savour, writes Declan Cunningham.

12th October, 2013
The Ring of Kerry cycle is challenging but rewarding. Photo: Declan Cunningham

Sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone. I'm more at home in walking boots and rain gear than cleats and black lycra, but this is the required kit when you're aiming to saddle up and cycle the 180km route of the Ring Of Kerry.

The plan to undertake the cycle was devised with my friend John O'Connor, in honour of his late father, also John O'Connor, who was president of Tralee Cycling...

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