Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300

Date: 9th July 2022

Closing Date for Entries: 5th July 2022

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

Organiser: Dan Flavin

E-Mail: daniel.flavin10@gmail.com

Phone: 086 3337320

Entry Fee €6 plus fees
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is required.  One-day Licence is available for €10 if required, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Eventmaster Entry Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/zzemtPYSQJ

Start: The Cathedral, Port Road, Killarney

Time: 6.00am

Facilities: None.  This is a self-supported event.

Map: Current map to follow

Route Description:

Starting at the Cathedral on the Port Road in Killarney, where there is ample parking along the road.

The route will head past Torc Waterfall, Ladies View and up to Molls Gap.  Expect to meet deer from the national park on the road  in the early part of the morning.  Moving off the main road for Lissyclearig you will head into Kenmare.  A left from Kenmare onto Kilgarvan and into the Borlin valley for some stunning views and interesting climbing.

Down then for a fleeting view of Bantry Bay where you can refuel at a local Centra before taking on Priest’s Leap.  Back to Kenmare and heading towards Sneem along Kenmare Bay when you will turn right at Blackwater Bridge making your way to Ballaghbeama Gap and Ballaghasheen Pass.

Following your descent to Waterville the last significant motion challenge will be Coomanaspig.  There is a long straight descent from here as you head for Portmagee and Cahersiveen and the Old Barracks.

Slipping off the Ring of Kerry then to Kells Bay and a descent into Glenbeigh where there will be ample opportunities for refreshments before the final stretch.

Circling Caragh Lake to bring you to the Devil’s Elbow and into Killorglin, Beafort and back to the finish in Killarney.  302km in total.

With a 6am start the earliest shop will be at Killgarvan at 41km, it may not be open for faster riders.  The next opportunity shop will be at 73km.

Lights are compulsory as the evenings will be getting darker earlier in late August.  Please note that this course has a significant amount of climbing !


10 thoughts on “Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300”

  1. Hi Terence, Thanks for the query, webpage has been updated now with route description and map.
    Cheers, Niall.

  2. Hi Chris, It was a Bikeroutetoaster map, and the site would appear to be dead now ! I’ll get on to Dan to see if we can get a new map organised. Cheers, Niall.

  3. Cancelled but I’m not wasting my prepaid hotel, think I will do the ring of Kerry while I’m down there anyone in the same boat & wants to cycle ?

    1. Hi Edward, Only just saw your message. I did the ring Saturday and gap of Dunloe. My wettest and windiest Kerry cycle so far. Pity we missed each other.

  4. Hi Dan, The link to the map and directions does not seem to work.
    Could we start before 6 as well?

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