Cycling on the Footpaths

We have been asked to please make people aware, and especially younger kids that it is very dangerous to cycle on the narrow footpaths in town . One lady who contacted us has been hit once coming out a shop door, and two older customers had near misses and could have been badly hurt.

It is actually an offence to cycle on a footpath unless you are entering or exiting a property, and it comes with an on the spot €40 fine.  However, Cycling Ireland state that “if the roads are dangerous and narrow, we would prefer to see children cycling on footpaths than not cycling at all,”…  so just be careful please.

Cyclists Supreme Connie & James Participate in Tour de Munster 2017

Cyclists Supreme Connie Roche, Drishane Road, Millstreet and James Cronin, Kilmeedy pictured here participating in the recent Tour de Munster 2017 on Day 3 climbing Moll’s Gap in Killarney. We thank James for the wonderful picture. Click on the image to enlarge. ( S.R.)

Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning

Some 41 energetic cyclists participated in the 100k section of the Cork’s Little Heroes Cycle Event on Sat. 29th April 2017.  Some 150 completed the 50k route back to Ballincollig. Here we meet some of the 41 as they enjoyed refreshments in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sacristan Supreme – Julie Brady – extends a “down to earth” welcome to the visiting cyclists! (In fact Julie’s husband Declan was preparing the ground in the Church Grounds for the installation of two permanent flag poles!)
Chaplain Siobhán and Coordinator Gráinne guide the cyclists to the Parish Centre.
Refreshments prepared by Gráinne, Margaret, Noel, Seán and Natasha in the Parish Centre.
Sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., to Sharon Lane and to Julie Brady for making this magnificent Centre available for the praiseworthy event.
A special Barbeque was scheduled to follow when all cyclists would have returned to Ballincollig.

Dave Murphy is chief organiser of this marvellous event with a wonderfully dedicated Team.

We now share lots more images from the truly inspiring and uplifting fundraising event.  Sincere congratulations to all participants and supporters. [read more …] “Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning”

“Cork Little Heroes” Cycle Event In Millstreet Saturday Morning

Coordinated by Dave Murphy and his dedicated Team a group of cyclists from Cork City and beyond will stop for refreshments in Millstreet on Saturday morning in the Parish Centre.   The event is in aid of “Cork’s Little Heroes”.   Last year the inspiring participants had their welcome break in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  (S.R.)

An Post Rebel Tour

Rebel Tour Route (click image for full size)
Rebel Tour Route (click image for full size)

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.

[read more …] “An Post Rebel Tour”

Tour of Ireland Passing through Aubane

The video shows Dennis van Winden in first position followed by Mark Cassidy and finally the main group. with thanks to Bernard Crowley

As we approached the category two climb at Musheramore at 133km, the dynamic of the race began to change irrevocably. Astana hit the front of the peloton and began to peg back the leading duo. The gap was reduced to 6 minutes 57 seconds.

Here van Winden made a dash for it, dropping Cassidy on the ascent. On the way down the other side of the hill, van Winden had a two minute lead. An Post Sean Kelly Team Niko Eeckhout abandoned here; the climb just too much for the veteran Belgian.

Cassidy did hold on to second going over the summit at Musheramore, with Matt Wilson, last year’s King of the Mountains taking third place, adding crucial points in his hunt to retain his jersey this year.

Jay Thomson was fourth adding more points to his impressive ride in the Tour overall.

Van Winden took maximum points at the sprint at Millstreet followed by Cassidy, Andrey Grivko of ISD – Neri and Jason McCartney of Team Saxo Bank.


More Pictures and videos of the Tour of Ireland in the next few days.