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.
We are booked for the last three cycles of 2019
Thursday 14th November Portadown Pod
Thursday 28th November Scarva Pod
Thursday 12th December Scarva Pod and this will be followed by a spot of lunch in Sintons by the Bridge.
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.
Bookings have been confirmed for the next two outings.
Thursday 5th September-9.15am-Loughall.
Thursday 19th September-9.15am-Scarva.
Over coffee on the 19th we will decide which Pod to use on the 3rd October.
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.
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.
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.
The next Cycling Group meeting will now go ahead as planned as the complication with the insurance has been resolved.
The Loughgall Pod is booked for 9.15 am Thursday, 11th April. I have asked for 11 bicycles. Stuart has kindly agreed to lead the peloton to the Navan Centre for coffee/tea etc. It is a very enjoyable cycle.