Leisure Reports

Winter 2016 brought the familiar mantra of "Winter miles brings Summer smiles" and I found myself out on the bike more frequently than expected. Initially I ignored the muttered questions about W200.

On a sunny day, the cycle back from Fanore to Ballyvaughan, Co Clare with the Atlantic views on your left and the Burren on your right, must be one of the best in Ireland.

A little under a year ago sixteen club members blissfully unaware of what they were letting themselves in for. They signed up to go on a trip to the Dolomites. Attracted by the motto of “Pedala forte, mangia bene” - meaning cycle hard, eat well. The sixteen looked forward to idyllic days basking in the sun as the road rose gently before them and returning sated at the end of the day to a good meal and copious wine. How did they fare?

A gang of Scott-Orwell Wheelers took on the Giants causeway coastal sportive. Sinead Kennedy reports back…

Eamonn Eaton travelled up north to take on the Lap of the Lough sportive around the Lough Neagh..