Get your Wheaties ready and don’t forget to decorate and pimp out your bike, because we’re going ham on this pride cycle!
See historic landmarks, sweat out your weekend of debauchery, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Great Western Greenway, an old railroad converted to a cycling path. Headed by Derrick, an avid cyclist of the greenway and local yoga teacher, we’ll start at Clew Bay Bike Hire with a short chat about road safety and those important things, then set out on the stunning Greenway at a comfortable pace to Newport. We’ll arrive in about an hour, stop off for snacks, and then head to Burrishoole Abbey (about 10min cycle) for a picnic, stretch & chill for 30min.
Burrishoole Abbey is from the 1400s and entrenched in local history and the burial place of the Pirate Queen Grace O Malley’s great grand aunt. She was a fierce queen! From there we’ll head back to Westport (1.5 hrs) perhaps stopping for a coffee & sweet in Newport if needs must and return to Clew Bay Bike Hire.
Previous cycling experience is required, as the overall time cycling will be about 3 hrs at a steady yet leisurely pace with a break in the middle. The terrain is mildly hilly and suitable for most novice cyclists.
WHAT TO BRING:
A bike, which can be booked through CLEW BAY BIKE HIRE. Colourful cycling clothing (or hi-vis), helmet, water bottle, and sunscreen.
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SUMMARY: Starting point, Clew Bay Bike Hire. Cycle from Westport to Newport & back along the Greenway, with a lunch break at Burrishoole Abbey. Total time: 2.5 – 3.5 hrs, depending on the cycling speed of group. Total distance: 28km
DISCLAIMER: (Mayo Pride) Its committee and representatives and/or volunteers (hereafter “Mayo Pride”) are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating in this event, including injury, loss or damage which might be caused by the negligence of Mayo Pride.