The Compass Gold ride is my favourite Ireland Cert ride. With the variety of roads ridden during the ride and some great scenery along the way the ride is made somewhat more interesting with some little interesting destinations now and then to look at ...at least I think.
My favourite also. East is easy in the dark. North (Malin Head) is not easy in the dark but is easier than the South & West, which are definitely best in daylight. Longest day would be no problem. I'll show you my route to see if it helps.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Compass Gold ride last September, even Malin Head in the dark and heavy rain didn't dampen my spirits, although taking the picture was fun. Looking forward to my 32 County challenge in July.