Date: Sunday 10th July 2016
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ***
Organiser: John O’Callaghan
Phone: 086 8586354
Entry Fee: €5, can be paid via paypal to above address, or by post.
Entry form can be scanned and e-mailed, or sent by post to:
John O’Callaghan, 10, Beech Walk, Crann Ard, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Closing Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Start: Tourist Centre Car Park, Adare, Co. Limerick
Start Time: 8am
Download Entry Form: New Entry Forms
Event details are as follows, there are some changes to the route from last year.
Starting in the carpark at Adare, the route proceeds Westwards through Shanagolden, Glin (Info Control) and into Co. Kerry through Ballylongford and Astee. Turning south by Beale Strand the riders will enter Ballybunion where there will be a manned control. After Ballybunion we head South east through Listowel, Abbeyfeale and on into Co. Cork over the only major climb of the day to visit the towns of Newmarket and Kanturk (155km, Control). Returning Northwards to Adare there is an upward section to Dromcolliher and Kilmeedy before a mainly downhill run to Adare. There are plenty of opportunities to obtain supplies on the route but choices may be limited after Kanturk.
Ride with gps link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14287379
Cycling Ireland Licence required, One-day Licence available on the day for €5.
There is ample parking in Adare, which is now the first town you will meet for those heading from Dublin after leaving Newlands Cross.
Accommodation in the area is plentiful
For those who really want to make a weekend of it why not try mountain biking http://visitballyhoura.com/index.php/mountain-biking/ Mountain bikes can be hired on site with full shower facilities.
There are bike shops in Raheen in Limerick, Patrickswell, Newcastlewest and Killmallock.