I spent three years in Belfast and did some rides in Northern Ireland and one in Donegal. My conclusion is that Northern Ireland is a superb cycling destination and ranks just behind Scotland. The cycling in Northern Ireland is more gentle than Scotland. But it has some big hills to. The B94 from Clogh to Belfast crosses the seven glens of Antrim and offers some vertical climbs. I will always remember B94 with both angst and fondness. The BBC series Coast has already flagged up the Antrim coast road from Larne and north as the best coastal road on the British Isles. I fully agree. It is a brilliant, brilliant ride. I would say that the ride from Larne to Portrush is fantastic. That ride also include a slight detour to Giant Causeway. I do not like to use the word "fantastic". But there is no other words fitting this ride. I have covered this ride here. Another excellent coastal ride is the ride from Newry to Belfast through Newcastle and along the Mourne coast. The Strangford Loch area is superb. The Mourne Mountains is very scenic and the road through the mountains is said to be superb. I have this on my most-wanted list. The Lough Neagh circuit is a good inland tour. The Londonderry to Belfast tour over Omagh too is excellent. Northern Ireland has a lot of small roads with very little traffic. The very little I saw of Donegal in 2002 has made it my top priority next year. In short; Northern Ireland should be put on your must-do list. In particular; the Antrim Coast. The people in Northern Ireland is very friendly and warm. I have nothing but good to say about this area and I gladly admit that Belfast and Northern Ireland has stolen my heart. Go there. Bring bike. Enjoy.