Category Archives: Cycling

For those members with an interest in cycling

Cycling Group – Scarva Pod

The Scarva Pod has been booked for 9.15 am on Thursday 26th March. We plan a leisurely cycle to Newry-no rush, no hills. And over coffee we can firm up a couple of outings that should take us up to Easter and a little beyond.

Those of you who have your own bikes please give them a check over to see if they are OK for the 26th.

Cycling Group – October

Thursday, 17th October. Meet at Portadown Pod at 9.15am. To the Discovery Centre.
Thursday, 31st October. Meet at Scarva at 9.15am.To Waringstown.

We might have end of season lunch in Scarva on Thursday 12th December.

Cycling Group – August Meetings

Thursday, 8th August – Portadown Pod at 9.15am.

Thursday, 15th August Loughall Pod at 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, 22nd August – Portadown Pod at 9.15am.

To alternate with the Walking Group which restarts on 12th September, the Cycling Group will meet on the 5th and !9th September.

Cycling Group – Loughgall and Scarva

We are booked for Loughgall Pod at 9.15 am on Thursday 20th June and for Scarva Pod at 9.15am onThursday 4th July. 

Our cycle on Thursday, 20th will be considerably shorter than our last outing – Loughgall to Richhill via as many quiet roads as I can find, we will stop for coffee etc after about 9 miles and then we can work out a route back to base

Although it will be much shorter than the 30 plus miles ,there will be more hills than on Tow path, I have tried to keep these to a minimum, but it is RichHILL you are visiting, there’s a clue in the name

See you 9.15 am at Loughgall

These outings should not be as long as the trip to Victoria Lock but will involve a few low hills.  

Walking Group – Cooley Mountains

Our next walk led by Carol and Ita will be the Annaloughan  Loop. This walk in the Cooley mountains lasts for about 2.5/3hrs. It starts from a small layby beside the R153 road from Dundalk to Greenore about 200 meters past Fitzpatricks Pub/Restaurant. The first section is mostly on forest tracks with excellent views of Dundalk Bay.The section across Annaloughan mountain can be wet and rough underfoot so boots and walking poles are needed. The last section is a pleasant walk downhill through Rockmarshal Wood. Just before we get back onto the  motorway there is a recently opened restaurant where we can have tea /coffee etc.