Saturday, 17th August, 2013
Put it in your diary !!
A great mix of ability arrived at The Lumpers, for this, the third ‘National Trails Day’ mountain bike spin in the Cooley’s, organised by the local Cuchulainn Cycling Club. Two groups took to the hills, those who were out for an easy spin and some beginners, led by group leader Frances Dollard.
Those who were going that little bit further, led by David McKeown and Mickey Laverty (Transalp Veterans) started up a forest road before breaking out on open hillside. Over a short boggy section at Moneycrockroe and then steeply up to the start of the roller coaster below the Black Run and Carnawaddy to the north-east, which marks the burial-place of Cuchullain’s dog, Bran. Lovely views over the Sliabh Foye, the Mournes and Carlingford Lough to the east and to the west, Slieve Gullion and Dundalk Bay. The roller-coaster is a magical single track, all downhill towards the Doonan. Passing ‘Lisnachiggle’ in all its splendor (to the delight of club Chairman Pat O’Shaughnessy) and the Lazy Beds. From the Doonan, around Ray’s loop following the track back through Ballymakellet and on to the Lumpers.
Back at the Lumpers, the facilities better than none, providing the mountain bikers with bike wash, showers and tea/coffee and scones for one and all. The ‘beginners’ will be back.
A wee mountain bike spin from the Lumpers Pub car-park on Sunday 7th October at 9am. Maybe two groups can be organised. Ride time anything from 2 – 4 hours or what ever you fancy. Then back to the Lumpers for a cuppa tea or some apple juice !! Spread the word.
Entry list updated 16/8/2012 – Check ‘Entry 2012′
Da Cooley Thriller XC Mountain Bike Marathon, now in its 5th year. The 2012 event takes place on Saturday, August 18th 2012.
All is set for the 5th running of this years Thriller. The trails are in good condition. We’ll be operating from the Foy Center in the center of the village once again
From Golyin Pass to the finish line
Stage 6: Livigno – Ponte di Legno
Download altitude profile
|distance||106,29 km||asphalt road||1,82||1,7|
|altitude difference up||3451 m||cycle path||35,86||33,7|
|altitude difference down||-4059 m||gravel road||51,52||48,5|
|maximum height||2301 m||dirt road||5,67||5,3|