TWO Tralee-based cyclists launched a book on the best cycling routes the Kingdom has to offer at O’Mahony’s Bookshop on Friday evening.
‘Cycling Kerry – Great Road Routes’ (The Collins Press, €14.99) by Donnacha Clifford and David Elton was launched by Tom Daly, cyclist, educator and author of The Rás.
They pair have cycled extensively in Kerry – in the space of one year, Elton cycled to every town and village in Kerry, starting from Tralee each time.
Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is provided on the natural landmarks and historical sites you’ll see along the way. With over 2,500km of road covered, the graded routes suit all abilities.
In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama.
Donnacha Clifford, a software developer, is an outdoor enthusiast. He loves exploring the byways of his native Kerry by bike. The founder and co-owner of KerryCycling.com, he is a member of the Tralee-based Chain Gang Cycling Club.
David Elton has always been passionate about cycling. Since moving to Kerry, he has cycled to all of its towns and villages from home. A member of the Chain Gang Cycling Club, he is a co-owner of KerryCycling.com. Scroll down for photos…