This ride collection is in celebration of some of our newest contributors who have submitted their first rides to FulGaz. This week we hop from one country to another in a collection that got a little bit for everyone.

Andres de la Guardia brings us a gentle and unique loop around the Panama Canal entrance in what is a fantastic first time ride.

Chris Miller from Nero Continental Cycling Team has 16 laps of Heffron Park in Australia, rolling turns with some of the best domestic riders.

First timer, Edvard Jensen brings us a quaint ride from his home town of Runders, Denmark, giving you a real snapshot into the everyday lives of the nation.

Mark Castle shows off Ipswich, England with a gentle evening jaunt whilst across the Irish sea, Aidan O’Sullivan brings us Skellig Way a hiking route that makes for a perfect gravel spin.

The Panama Canal Entrance

A flat loop along the Causeway de Amador, next to the southern entrance (Pacific) of the Panama Canal. You’ll see the Panama Canal entrance, the Bridge of the Americas, Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center, the Amador Marina and Panama City’s skyline in the background. This ride was filmed with a special permit during the Covid-19 lockdown; normally busy with cyclists, runners, tourists, and families, the causeway is deserted.

7.8KM
DISTANCE
00:17:18
DURATION
12M
ELEVATION GAIN

The Skellig Way

The ride starts in Ballinskelligs Bay and zig-zags up along dry stone ditches past the old famine village of Ciall Rialaig. At this point a broken country lane starts an angular ascent onto the ridge from where you have superb views of the Skellig Rocks and the broad Atlantic. The final ascent to the ridge is up a steep grass trail. Descend into St Finian’s Bay with its rocky out crops and loop back onto the road into Ballinskelligs to the finish, overlooking McCarthy’s Castle on the beach.

It’s a short but beautiful spin showing the best of the Irish Atlantic coast.

16.83KM
DISTANCE
051:27
DURATION
354M
ELEVATION GAIN

Ride Home to Randers

A short, flat ride in Randers, Denmark, it’s got greenery, churches and some quiet Danish cobbled streets. Perfect for a gentle roll if you’re short on time or looking for a snapshot of everyday life in Denmark.  

11.3KM
DISTANCE
00:27:02
DURATION
97M
ELEVATION GAIN

Ipswich to Otley Loop

A lovely evening ride in the Suffolk sunshine on the outskirts of Ipswich. Go through the tight downhill turn at Tuddenham then follow the undulating country roads through Culpho, Grundisburgh and Clopton.  Then up the dog leg Castle Mound at Otley, from where it’s mostly downhill, through the wonderful evening vista to Henley. After that it’s on to Westerfield and then a slight uphill to Colchester Rd and the newly-installed bollards of doom, which nobody likes (even cyclists) and will never be spoken of again.

28.85KM
DISTANCE
01:17:31
DURATION
184M
ELEVATION GAIN

Nero Continental at Heffron Park

A flying start into a warm-up lap, then sixteen laps of the closed course at Australia’s fastest criterium course, Heffron park with National Road Series (NRS) Team Nero Continental. 

Heffron Park Criterium Track is a two-kilometre dedicated racing circuit in Maroubra. The track sits among an extensive suite of recreational facilities including football fields, netball courts and an aquatic centre. Lap six, starting just after 10Km, is a timed FulGaz segment.

35.31KM
DISTANCE
00:50:51
DURATION
182M
ELEVATION GAIN