After the recent excitement where the Tour of Ireland passed through Millstreet, we will have more cyclists this coming Sunday 13th Sempember. The “An Post Rebel Tour:Mushera and Nadd Mountain Challenge Route” will be coming in the Drishane Road, turning left at Dairygold and up over Mushera. While it is a fun cycle, this route is for more experienced cyclists.
The route is described as: “The 130km route takes in the scenery of the Boggerah Mountains passing along historic trails such as the old Butter Road and Aghinagh Way with some challenging climbs past Mushera Mountain as well as on the way to Nadd village. The route starts at Mallow GAA Sports Complex, continues out the N22 Mallow to Killarney road, turning left for Millstreet, and left again on the outskirts of the town (Rylane Road) commencing the climb towards Mushera. This is part of the Butter Road which dates back before the 18th century when it was the main trade route between Kerry and Cork.
After coming down from Mushera the route turns right along the Aghinagh Way, and continues to Ballinagree, Macroom, and Carrigadrohid where there will be a food and drinks stop. The cyclists then continue on through Coachford, then on towards Crean`s Cross turning left onto the R579 heading for Nadd. Beyond Nadd village the route joins up with the 60km route by turning right over a bridge, then passing Gortroe, into Glantane, then Mallow and back to the Mallow GAA Sports Complex.”
Full Details of the Cycle can he found on the County Cork Local Sports Partnership website