Rob Webb and Dan Harty are still leading the field, with Rob through the worst of the climbing around Dingle in County Kerry, and Dan currently on the incline of Bóthar na Conarach / Conor Pass Road.
Ede Harrison has extended her gap at the front of the women’s category, and is now 50km ahead of second place female Anisa Aubin. The two leading women are the only female riders to have made it through checkpoint 2, and look to finish way ahead of the remaining riders in their category.
Fifth place female Kate Fowler has been bowled over by the hospitality she’s received so far – even napping on a stranger’s couch this lunchtime:
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I could live here, and spend my days knitting sweaters from the wool of rare breeds of sheep, drinking Guinness & cycling the country lanes... Irish hospitality is incredible. I took a power nap on a random stranger’s couch at lunchtime today... which was a bit surreal... I’m hoping my legs start working properly tomorrow.. I think I’ll rename this trip, ‘A Potato in Ireland.’.. Will I finish the ride in time? 🤷🏼♀️ diddly dee potatoes - For better photography check out @transatlanticway @richmarshallphoto & @rnrides - or come with me next time. #taw2019 #kevinisaplaceonearth #racerideseek #babepacking
And Jo Burt continues his love affair with Irish roads, posting some more mind-blowing images of truly beautiful stretches of tarmac (complete with sunshine):