Audare 200

Date: Saturday 23rd July 2022

Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ***

Organiser: John O’Callaghan

Phone: 086 8586354

E-Mail: johnocallaghan2002@gmail.com

Entry Fee €5 on Eventmaster, plus fees.

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7

1-day Licence available if required, for €10, This will be charged automatically if you do not have a valid Annual Cycling Ireland Licence.

Eventmaster Online Entry: https://eventmaster.ie/event/b73Ef9AHjr

Closing Date: Wednesday 20th July 2022

Start: Tourist Centre Car Park, Adare, Co. Limerick

Start Time: 8am

Route Description:

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.

Parking

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

http://www.adarevillage.com/bandb.php Hotels range from Woodlands, Dunraven arms and in Newcastle West http://www.courtenaylodgehotel.com

To Do

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.

Bike Shops

There are bike shops in Raheen in Limerick, Patrickswell, Newcastlewest and Killmallock.


See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland