Criu a Chairde 300

Date: 29th June 2024 (NEW Date !!)

Start: Cloghan Village, Co. Offaly

Organiser: Criu a Chairde CC

E-Mail: birraudax@gmail.com

Closing date for Entries: 25th June 2024

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is required.  One-day Licence is available for €20 if required, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Eventmaster Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/m95esyVFM8

Entry Fee:

Ride with GPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45282468

Facilities/Parking: On-street parking available in close proximity to the start.

Route Description:

A gentle 300k route that takes in the 2 main lakes on the River Shannon, Lough Ree and Lough Derg, in the midlands. This route travels through 7 counties over its distance.

Stunning views are on hand over both lakes and the surrounding countryside as this route takes an anticlockwise route around both lakes through gentle country roads that are among the best in Ireland.

Starting off in the Co. Offaly town of Cloghan, the route heads north eventually arriving at the most northerly point of Lough Ree on the Roscommon/Longford border town of Lanesborough.

From here it takes a southerly direction, through Roscommon, all the way down to the southerly most point of Lough Derg in the small town of Killaloe Co. Clare, taking in such towns as Ballinasloe and Portumna, both in Co. Galway, along the way.

From here the route takes a northerly turn heading back up to Cloughan, passing through the like of Terryglass and Lorrha in Co. Tipperary.

Plenty of opportunities for stunning photos await all participants and ample food and coffee stops along the way ensure this is one Audax not to be missed.


Long-distance cycling in Ireland