"The Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose." - http://www.wildatlanticway.com/home/
The WAW Audax will start in Kinsale, and end in Derry, taking in some spectacular coastline on the way. To give you a flavor of what's to come, we've been out riding it in sections.
Stages 1 and 2, Kinsale to Tarbert (thanks to Kevin O'Sullivan)
Sometime back I got the notion that I would cycle the first few hundred km of the WAW as part of my holidays. Leave from home, finish in Tralee and get the train back. None of the SR or PBP “cycle till you drop” nonsense. It would be at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and scenery. Good food, regular “electrolyte replacement therapy” and a decent bed every night. Shortly after that idea had a lonely journey crossing my mind I got that phone call from Eamon. Little did I know what he was planning at that time? By the end of the call I was committed to doing the spin, finishing in Tarbert, devising the route sheet and keeping the distance to Tarbert to around 700km. The other requirement was to include Healy’s Pass. No pressure then .. Full Report
Stage 6 Rosses Point, Co Sligo to Dungloe, Co Donegal (Thanks to Paul Burchmore)
I had volunteered to cycle Stage 6 of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW), from Rosses Point, Co Sligo to Dungloe, Co Donegal. Pat Dease from Co Laois offered to join me and we arranged to meet at Dungloe on Saturday morning to leave a vehicle at the finish. After leaving Pat’s van in Dungloe we drove back, with the bikes (and Pat’s van keys) in my car back to Rosses Point. The road network across the middle of Donegal is not extensive and all in all it meant for a later than usual start, though the upside to this was we missed the early morning showers. We left Rosses Point in good weather and good spirits at around 11am. Full Report