September 12th to 24th 12-Day 2019 Crew

Thursday 12th September 2019

1) Belfast City Airport 8:00am - designated airport pickup point - a short walk from terminal

Steven will collect and then come to Premier Inn:

  • Eric Pirie

  • Lesley Pirie

2) Stenaline (Liverpool - Belfast) Ferry Terminal 8:00am - outside terminal

Compass Coach (David) and Paul / Kim’s Van will collect the following and then come to Premier Inn:

  • Emily Warner

  • Lucy Taylor

  • Mike Taylor

  • Philip Warner

3) Premier Inn, Titanic Quarter, Belfast – 8:30am - Please be ready at the front entrance of the hotel.

  • Carole Thomas

  • Edward Brown

  • Elaine Brown

  • Gary Strain

  • Jane Savage

  • Peter Thomas

  • Samuel Cairns

4) Dublin Airport – Terminal Two Surface Car Park.This is signposted from Arrivals. If unclear, ask airport staff. There is a shelter if raining

  • Judith Molloy

  • Damien O'Dowd

5) Final meeting point - Cork Airport Hotel 4:30 pm approx (a short walk from the airport terminal)

  • Robert Lukins

  • Kevin Mossley

  • Steve Bogues

  • Peter Hackman

All – check in and take bags to rooms, then return to the prepping area / room for registration, bike prep and briefing.

5:00 pm Briefing in prepping area / room

6:30 pm Group Meal in the hotel restaurant.

Friday 13th September 2019

7:00 – Breakfast
7:45 – Coach to Mizen Head - Jerry O'Brien Executive Coach Hire. +353 (0)21 4342932 (Office) or +353 (0)86 335 5579‬‬ or +353 (0)86 833 4175
10:45 - Arrive Mizen Head and quick coffee
11:15 – Cyclists depart

Last cycling day and depart - Tue 24th September 2019

•    Cyclists arrive Malin Head at 3:00pm approx!
•    Cyclist arrive Seaview Tavern at 4:00pm
•    Coach arrives 5:00pm
•    Coach and Vans leave 5:30pm
•    David Williams (Box van) arrives Maldron Hotel 8:00pm
•    Coach and vans arrive Maldron Hotel 8:00pm
•    Arrive Titanic Qtr, Belfast 8:30pm

Bike Rental

Judith Malloy - Road bike 51

Damien O'Dowd - Road bike 58 - 60

Notes for Leader’s Intro Brief

1.    General ethos is relaxed. Enjoy the sights. Take time for photos (safely!)
2.    YOUR responsibility to have bags labelled. Including ‘day bag’
3.    Have you completed the ICE form? Any medical conditions / allergies noted?
4.    Daily schedule –

Daily Schedule
7:15am Briefing in hotel lobby
7:30am Breakfast
8:15am Check out and bags to van THEN collect / prep bike
8:45am Depart for the day’s cycle

5.    Evening - free to wine / dine and enjoy the destination. We can advise, but receptionists are good sources of local information / restaurants / bars / local maps, etc. and can call taxis if required, etc.
6.   Lunch and brew stop locations have been sent and will be stated in miles and km each morning. Indoor and outdoor
7.    Emphasize Hygiene - Remove gloves and use hand disinfectant - toilets! Outdoors will seldom have toilets so stop in village or town if you need to
8.    Support team will move ahead and prep lunch in time for first rider arriving. Will wait until all riders through
9.    Bags will be in reception when you arrive
10.    Where practical, the support vehicle will ‘leap frog’ the riders. If we pass don’t wave unless you want us to stop. We will be looking in our mirror and a clear ‘hand on the head’ signal will be seen and we will stop at next safe area
11.    We will carry snacks and water
12.    If you flag us down you have the option of travelling in the Support vehicle if you are cold or tired, etc. Bike will go in van
13.    Emergency - 999, etc

Bikes need prepped for next day the night before – tyres pumped and check for damage. Don’t lube indoorsBike Shops / Repairs

Lunch and Brew Stops

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Bike Shops and Repairs

SKIBBEREEN
Roycroft Cycles, 49B Townsend St, Gortnaclohy, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, P81 XF38 +353 (0)28 21235

KENMARE
Finnegans Cycles, 38 Henry St, Kenmare, Co. Kerry +353 (0)64 664 1083

KILLARNEY
iBike, The Reeks Gateway, 1, Tralee Rd, V93 XH51, Tralee Rd +353 64 662 0105
O'Sullivans Cycles, 49 High Street, +353 64 663 1282

SPANISH POINT
Top Bike, Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, +353 65 686 2000
Lahinch Adventures? Ben on: +353 (0) 86 8448622

DOOLIN
Doolin Rent-a-Bike, Doolin, Co Clare, V95 D6V4 +353 (0)86 109 1850 or +353 (0)87 656 9837

GALWAY
Kearneys Cycles, Terryland Retail Park, Headford Rd, Galway, +353 (0)91 563 356
West Side Cycles, 4 Westside Business Centre, Old Seamus Quirke Rd, Galway, H91 DRKO, +353 91 525 007

CLIFDEN
Mannion Bike Hire, Bridge St, Clifden, Co. Galway + 353 (0)95 21160

WESTPORT
Westport Bike Shop, Newport Road, Carrowbeg, Westport, +353 98 24966

DONEGAL
Castle Cycles, Michael, Raphoe +353 (0)74 91 45185 or +353 (0)87 7655834
Oggy’s Cycle Repairs, Carndonagh, +353 (0)86 4412 800

SLIGO
Gary's Cycles, Quay St, Rathquarter, Sligo +353 (0)71 913 8060

LETTERKENNY
LK Bikes and Toys, John Crossan Bus Pk, Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal + 353 (0)74 912 6728

Evening Restaurants & Pubs

KILLARNEY
•    ITALIAN CUISINE RISTORANTE :17 Street, Anthonys Place, Killarney Tel: 0646626575 - Contemporary design inside but great food – 
•    O’CONNORS IRISH PUB : 7 High Street, Killarney Tel: 00353 6431115 - Referred to as ‘best bar in Ireland’, Traditional music and food – good beer
•    THE GRAND: Killarney Grand Hotel, Main St - Great for music!
•    MURPHY’S BAR : College Street, Killarney Tel: 00353 646631294 - Good music and food.
•    TREYVAUDS : Fine dining : 63 High Street, Killarney - Tel: 00353 646633062
SPANISH POINT
•    Tide Bistro (attached to the Bellbridge House Hotel - Tel: +353 65 708 4038 - The Coast Lodge
•    Bistro & Wine Bar - Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, V95 WV66 - Tel: +353 65 707 9676
GALWAY
•    FAT FREDDY’S RESTAURANT : The Halls, Quay Street, Galway - Tel: 00353 91567279 - Good food & unusual décor & memorabilia on walls, quirky.
•    IL VICOLO : Bridgemills, O’Brian’s Bridge, Galway - Tel: 00353 91530515 - Italian cuisine.
•    ROBERTA’S RESTORANTE & PIZZERIA: 161 Upper Salthill, Galway - Tel: 00353 91585808
•    TIGCOILI PUB : Mainguard Street, Galway - Tel: 091561294 - Family run pub, great music and atmosphere. 
•    THE QUAYS PUB & RESTAURANT; 11 Quay Street, Galway - Tel: 00353 91568347 - Church pews, gothic décor, good music & food
•    THAI GARDEN RESTAURANT, Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland - Tel: +353 91 567 865
•    ARTISAN 2 Quay St, Galway, Ireland - €25 3-course meal option
•    TRATTORIA MAGNETTI 12 Quay Street Tel: +353 91 563910 – great Italian restaurant
WESTPORT
•    TORRINO’S RESTAURANT: 10 Market Lane, Westport - Tel: 098 28338 - ‘Best Italian in Westport’
•    MATT MOLLOYS PUB : Bridge Street, Westport - Tel: 00353 9826655 - Great traditional music bar with great Guinness
•    SOL RIO (Across from Matt Molloy’s Pub) – Tel: +353 98 28944 – homemade, locally sourced
•    BREWE : High Street, Westport - Tel: 00353 9856700 - Michelin Star - Fine dining. Best to book. ‘decadent dining’.
DONEGAL
•    LA BELLA DONNA: Italian restaurant at 2 Bridge Street, Donegal
•    Olde Castle Bar & Red Hugh's Restaurant - unfussy pub grub and locally-sourced fish and seafood – castle Street
•    THE FORGE BAR - 7 Meetinghouse St – traditional pub
BUNCRANA
•    THE DRIFT INN – Gastropub, Railway Rd
•    OSCARS CAFE BAR & RESTAURANT - 5 Upper Main St
•    WING TAI HOUSE - 40 Upper Main St

Medical Centres

Skibbereen Community Hospital, Lurriga, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland, +353 28 21677
Kenmare - The Medical Centre, Railway Rd, Killowen, Kenmare, +353 64 664 1333
Killarney Medical Centre, 47 Lower New St, Monearmore, Killarney, , +353 64 662 0628
Tralee - University Hospital Kerry, Cloon More, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 NX94, +353 66 718 4000
Limerick - Barringtons Hospital, George's Quay, Limerick, +353 61 490 500
Galway – University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71, +353 91 524 222
Galway - Castle Medical Centre, Centrepoint, Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Rd +353 91 767 449
Westport - Grove Medical Centre, Mill St, Cahernamart, Westport, +353 98 27666
Swinford - Swinford District Hospital, Dublin Rd, Swinford, +353 94 925 1102
Sligo - Sligo University Hospital, The Mall, Rathquarter, Sligo, F91 H684, +353 71 917 1111
Sligo - Sligo Clinic, Upper Pearse Road, Cornageeha, Sligo, +353 71 912 3999
Donegal - Donegal Town Health Centre, Donegal Community Hospital, Donegal, +353 74 972 1074