Thursday, 21 May 2015

The walled City of Famagusta


Todays ride was to the Walled City of Famagusta.


Riding through the modern part of town is the usual mix of chaos and bad drivers you find in any city
but once you make it through to the old town its actually very nice.



Lot's of nice places for Lunch in the shade


How they used to play billiards here!


The old dungeon reserved for the tourists and drunks of yester year


chilling on the bench in the shade


The old Cathedral


all the trappings of touristville

Thursday, 14 May 2015

'Pink' Ladies


It's been fun riding with this group from Israel over the last few days. 


The rides were taken at a relaxed pace, and included local rides, Mountain trails, Crusader Castle, Anciant Roman City & nice Local fish lunches!

On the Kantara section of the Kyrenia Mountain Bike Trail





Just another 10 metres to go !

Local ride out from Caesar Resort towards the Mountains

Friday, 1 May 2015

Nice riding with this group today


At Kantara Square Cafe




Riding along the Crest of the Mountains




Fast descent!



Back in Iskele on Market day!





Monday, 27 April 2015

Between Twin Castles - www.biketripcyprus.com



162km 2283m Climb

Today's 'sufferring' took place on the Between Twin Castles Day ride form the www.biketripcyprus.com Day ride menu.

Approaching Kantara Castle after the old 'goat road' climb



Turn right at Kantara cafe

Miss this turn at your doom!

This really is an incredible ride, it has everything, four challenging climbs, (lot's of less challenging ones as well), amazing scenery, fast downhills, the two Anciant Castles at Kantara and Buffavento, the Kyrenia mountain centre,&  the fast downhill of Commando Hill! Everything 
an experienced road cyclist could want and more.


Roadies with religion turn right for the Monastery, the rest of us go straight on!


Kyrenia Mountains








On todays ride there were even two snakes, one dead Black whip snake and one very much alibe blunt nosed viper . The yiper is life threatening so no photos,just ride past it as fast as possible!

Today was Turkish army exercises day in the mountains, the soldiers were friendly though!

The climbs to Kantara & Buffavento Castles are stunning, the views really are worth the climb!








Turkish Army Defence against Road cyclists!


Cafe here!







Buffavento cafe has ICE COLD WATER!!!



approaching Buffavento







Buffavento Castle


This hurt! The last few metres to the castle


This one was dead, the poisonous one wasn't!



Commando hill....that's the military type, not the underwear deficiancy type!


The GPS power failed at Serdali today about 75% around. So the moral of the story is, take two units loaded with the .gpx file and keep one off until needed as a back up.





The GPS power failed at Serdali today about 75% around. So the moral of the story is, take two units loaded with the .gpx file and keep one off until needed as a back up.

Top ride, with more metres climbed than last time summitting Mount Olympus in the Troodos!

An early start is needed on this ride 7-8am latest.

Suitable for fit experienced road bike cyclists only , on good quality road bikes.