Cyclists to dismount on last stage of epic Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

first_imgThe first ever Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif is set to come to an exciting end today in Donegal.The 17-stage adventure cycle covered 2,058km of the Wild Atlantic Way, which saw four scenic and challenging stages in Donegal this week.The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif is a leisure event designed to promote all things cycling along the western coastal route. Cyclists chose to take on multiple stages or join in for single stages over the two week event. Cyclists will soon be hopping off their saddles today after reaching their ultimate destination of Muff in Co. Donegal.They left Letterkenny at 9.30am for a 135km cycle via Malin Head, Moville and Quigley’s Point. There will be panoramic views, challenging climbs and stunning scenery to soak up before the finish line.From Muff, the cyclists are returning to lively Letterkenny to celebrate the end of the event. And while the cycle may be over, their salt-breezed memories will surely last a lifetime.Cyclists to dismount on last stage of epic Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CYCLINGeventsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Anchorage driver survives on little island of asphalt as exit ramp sloughs

first_imgCracks in a ramp by Minnesota and International (Photo: Nathaniel Herz – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)One of the most striking scenes from this morning’s earthquake in Anchorage is a photo of an SUV sunk in a crevasse that opened up on a Minnesota Drive exit ramp.“I mean, it’s amazing the chunk that they’re on,” said Chris Riekena, surveying the scene later. “Like the little island of asphalt they’re on. Everything else is demolished.”Rienka watched it happen. He was driving northbound on Minnesota just behind the SUV. His own vehicle started moving oddly in the quake, so he pulled over, thinking he had a flat tire.“And then I watched the car in front of us start to sink as the road pushed out to the left,” Rienka said.He said the exit ramp onto International Airport Road seemed to slump away. He was trying to keep his 7-year-old calm, but each time he looked up, the SUV ahead had sunk more. Riekena says the driver seemed unharmed and police were soon on the scene.“And I think they just climbed out and I believe the guy went on his trip,” he said, laughing. “He was headed to the airport, so …”Riekena wasn’t sure who gave the motorist a ride, but thought he’d called a friend.Anchorage authorities reported no deaths or serious injuries by mid-day. The Alaska Department of Transportation is reporting road damage throughout town, on the Seward Highway and the Glenn Highway. Many traffic lights are out as well.daunting footage of a collapsed road exit in Anchorage, Alaska after today’s earthquake (via Dillon Vought)— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) November 30, 2018last_img read more