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1 year 2 weeks ago #34301 by Leonard Kaye
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1 year 2 weeks ago #34302 by Leonard Kaye
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29 brave cyclists set out last night on the Adventure/Touring Group's spin to see the Dublin City Winter Lights.
Here is a video compilation from many of the last nights cyclists' photos and videos.



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Andrew, Kashif and Leonard

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1 year 1 week ago #34325 by Leonard Kaye
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Hi to all fellow travellers
Your adventure team are setting out the following plans, more in hope than expectation.
PLEASE JOIN US ON THE WHAT’S APP GROUP- FOR THE CHAT - THE LINK IS ABOVE.
At this stage, we are looking for expressions of interest for the “Ireland here we come - tour” stage one. Log your interest on the what’s app.
This tour is planned to leave Dublin, on a Friday, going south, via: Wexford, Waterford and returning by train from Cork on the Monday. We propose to sleep in tents, and to have a support car.
If you are interest in: 1 the tent, bikepacking or 2 a B&B version, please let us know which!
Also as soon as we are allowed, we will continue our adventure spins, be they: drive and cycle, or something more local. We have, a few, routes planned, for both.

On the ‘Ireland tour’ front, we propose; as soon as the island is open and the weather is favourable; to begin our circumnavigation of this lovely Island of ours. Hoping to have “Ireland here we come tour” stage two” the following month.
Putting this out there allows us time to consider the preparation etc that would be needed if we choose to cycle a multi day tour.

Andrew, Kashif and Leonard

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1 year 1 week ago #34326 by John MacAree
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I have been looking at gravel bikes and adventure cycling count me in beginner vis a vis off road ... great idea

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1 year 6 days ago - 7 months 3 days ago #34327 by Leonard Kaye
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We have been asked, about our Touring/Off-Road What's App Group link, so here it is again.

LINK REMOVED BECAUSE OF CAPACITY/RESOURCE ISSUES

Andrew, Kashif and Leonard
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7 months 3 days ago #35146 by Leonard Kaye
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Orwell Touring /Adventure Cycling Group Update

The adventure-touring group now has 97 members. We are operating at max capacity at the moment due to the limited availability of leaders who can use navigational technology.

However, we are:
1 seeking experienced leaders who can use navigational devices.
2 opening a waiting list for non-leader members.

If interested email me at
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We hold a Drive and Cycle touring spin once a month, and have a 4-day tour to Cork this July.

Have a look at this video to give an idea of our recent and planned activities


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Leonard on behalf of the team (Andrew and Kashif)

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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 2 weeks ago #35317 by Leonard Kaye
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Last Sunday the Adventure/Touring group headed Northside on another drive and cycling spin; to check out the historical sights in the Boyne Valley.
Here is a video of the outing.




Cheers Leonard
On behalf of the team - Andrew and Kashif, and a special thanks to John Collins.
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5 months 2 weeks ago #35455 by Leonard Kaye
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The Orwell Wheelers Touring and off-road have just completed a very successful 4-day cycle to Cork.

23 set out for Dundrum, with approx half the group camping on the route. We were very lucky with the weather and to have a support vehicle, and person Katheryn Keogh with us for the 4 days.
After the 450 km most people were happy to board the train home from Cork on Monday.

Here is a video compilation of pictures taken by members on the tour.



NOTE we are:
1 seeking experienced leaders who can use navigational devices.
2 opening a waiting list for non-leader members.

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Cheers on behalf of the team
Kashif, Andrew and Leonard

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4 months 3 weeks ago #35640 by Leonard Kaye
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Our next event/spin on Sat 18th Sep. is entitled:
Highlights of South East Wicklow


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1 seeking experienced leaders who can use navigational devices.
2 opening a waiting list for non-leader members.

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Cheers on behalf of the team
Kashif, Andrew and Leonard
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4 months 21 hours ago #35761 by Leonard Kaye
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Our Highlights of South East Wicklow touring spin next Saturday is now full with 54 members signed up.
Look out here for our next spin in Oct
Cheers on behalf of:
Andrew Kashif and Leonard

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3 months 4 weeks ago #35777 by Leonard Kaye
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Video of Orwell Wheeler's Adventure/Touring Group's Spin to South East Wicklow, last Saturday 18th Sept.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #35827 by Leonard Kaye
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Our next event/spin is on Sat 9th Oct.

It's our first-anniversary spin and will be a combination of on-road and off-road cycling. It will be a drive and cycle event

Location TBA
Thanks to members of Nass C.C. for assistance with organising the route. 

You will need 28cc tyres are a minimum and preferably grippy, i. e. with a good thread, as we will be cycling, in parts,  along a grass canal tow-path. 

There are 120 club members in the Adventure/Touring group.
NOTE we are:
1 seeking experienced leaders who can use navigational devices.
2 opening a waiting list for non-leader members.

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Kashif, Andrew and Leonard

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2 months 4 weeks ago #35910 by Leonard Kaye
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Some pictures from our recent first-anniversary spin - which was a combination of on-road and off-road cycling.

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2 months 3 days ago - 2 months 3 days ago #36022 by Leonard Kaye
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Our next spin takes, place in South County Dublin, on Saturday 20st Nov - titled "Now that was a Surprise"

There are 120 club members in the Adventure/Touring group.
NOTE we are :
1 seeking experienced leaders who can use navigational devices.
2 operating a waiting list for non-leader members.

If interested email me at 


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Cheers on behalf of the team
Kashif, Andrew and Leonard
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2 weeks 5 days ago #36122 by Leonard Kaye
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We had, for the second year in a row, another great Dublin City Winter Lights Cycle last night. Here are a few pictures from the Spin.

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2 weeks 3 days ago - 2 weeks 3 days ago #36126 by Leonard Kaye
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The Adventure/ Touring group leaders are running a second City Light Spin on Jan 1st 2021, this Saturday evening 7:30pm. 

We set off from the Old Dundrum Shopping Centre car park.  The tour /spin lasts approx 3 hours.
Time permitting there are 20 locations where we can stop to admire the lighting installations.

We suggest people bring a flask  and a snack, for the trip, this  gives us the opportunity to be flexible with our break, and to reduce our contacts. 

If you are interested click on the link below.



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2 weeks 3 hours ago - 5 days 22 hours ago #36133 by Leonard Kaye
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Having recently, succeeded in recruiting a number of additional leaders; we are now in a position to accept new members into the Adventure /Touring What's App Group. Please click on the link below to join the group.


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Our next spin is a  Drive and cycle Event 
Saturday 15th Jan
Drive to Maynooth, 40kms, for a 9am start
Maynooth – Kinnegad -Maynooth 
Cycle 80kms  (20km on roads, 60km on canal cycle-pathway)

This cycle is suitable for all bikes with 28cc tyres

On behalf of the committee
Andrew and Kashif and Leonard
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2 days 8 minutes ago - 2 days 7 minutes ago #36171 by Leonard Kaye
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It was poignant, that we set off on our Touring/Adventure on the Royal Canal cycle today, the country’s thoughts centred around another canal, the Grand Canal, where the murder of Ashling Murphy took place.

Our group wore black ribbons in empathy with the family.

 
 
 


Our thoughts and prayers are with Ashling’s family.

The Adventure/Touring team,
Andrew, Kashif and Leonard.
 
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2 days 5 minutes ago #36172 by Leonard Kaye
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Today on the canal the Longwood Community set up a prayer space for Ashling. We stopped and lit a few candles.
 
 
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1 hour 50 minutes ago #36184 by Leonard Kaye
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Hey Folks. There has been lots of interest, in our what's App group, about the next tour. Here's a (tentative) outline of the plan:

The goal is to do the next segment of our circumnavigation, from Cork, over a long weekend, using train stations as terminii. Given the (likely) weather, we'll go counterclockwise instead, from Killarney to Cork.

* Fri Feb 25: take the 7am train to Killarney (or get there the day before). Start rolling 11am. Scenic Kerry riding to Glengariff, 95km, including Gap of Dunloe, Moll's Gap, and Healy Pass. Optional shorter route, skipping Healy Pass, of only 60km. Hotel/BnB in Glengariff.
* Sat Feb 26: Sheeps Head and Mizen Head Peninsulae, ending in Skibbereen, 160km. Optional shorter route, skipping Sheeps Head Lighthouse, of only 110km. Hotel/BnB in Skibbereen.
* Sun Feb 27: WAWA coastal route to Kinsale, 115km. Option to press on another 35km to Cork.
* Mon Feb 28: Kinsale to Cork, 35km, take the train home.

This has us overnight in major towns, so lots of accommodation and fueling. Each day has a couple of distance options. One can hustle a bit and be at work Monday morning if needed. We're looking into potential options to transport bikes, and perhaps even luggage. The weather will probably be 'refreshing'.

If interested please join our what's app group

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