You might grab a Dublin Bike to help with the commute, but when was the last time you cycled for fun? As an activity or something to do with friends? Well to celebrate World Bicycle Day we’re shining a light on three of the best under rated cycle routes around Dublin
Today is the first ever World Bicycle Day after the UN made it so earlier this year. So, here’s three under rated routes you may not have tried yet. Just don’t forget your helmet and lock, so you can stop off for sustenance along the way.
Start and finish in the Phoenix Park but cycling along the Strawberry Beds when the sun shines is one of the best cycles in Dublin, and one that’s never hugely busy. Apart from enjoying the scenery while the m50 rages above you, the best part of this cycle is pulling up at The Angler’s Rest for some food and a pint!
One suitable for beginners
The Royal and Grand Canal
If you want to feel the wind in your hair but are a little nervous of cycling in traffic, canals are the perfect solution. Dublin’s two canals stretch over 120KM and will eventually bring you to Shannon. However, if that seems a little extreme, hop on the route in Dublin city and go as far as you can before coming off at one of the towns along the way.
One suitable for intermediate cyclists
Follow The Dodder from Clonskeagh through Milltown as far as Bushy Park stopping along the way in The Dropping Well. The designated cycle lane makes it safer for beginners while the promise of decent food along the way makes it easier for reluctant cyclists!