Organiser: Mike Law
Event Date: 14th May 2022
Closing date for entries: 10th May 2022
Mobile: 087 8228870
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.
Entry fee: €5
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each
Start time 6.00am. 5.30am for Registration.
RidewithGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29664853
Start Location: Midleton, Co. Cork
Helmets and Cycling Ireland Licence (Annual or One-day) mandatory.
Route Description: (Details subject to confirmation)
The event will take riders through every county in Munster. Starting in Midleton, the route heads North east through Mallow, Newmarket and on to Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick (with a slight detour to pick up the Kerry border). From Abbeyfeale, riders will follow the “Great Southern Trail” greenway East to Rathkeale. The greenway follows the route of the former Limerick – Tralee railway and avoids the main roads for ~35km.
The greenway surface is well maintained asphalt
After Rathekeale and returning to the roads, the route skirts the Southern edge of Limerick city, before crossing over the Shannon via the pedestrian bridge in Castleconnellto pick up County Clare and riding to O’Briens Bridge where the Shannon is crossed again.
(The pedestrian bridge is accessed via 150m path next to the playground in Castleconnell. The bridge itself has width constrictors which will require bikes to be wheeled through upright on the back wheel. Panniers may need to be removed. Trikes or recumbents would have to be lifted over the barrier.
Riders then head South for several hours through Limerick and Tipperary before picking up the final country – Waterford. In Dungarvan, riders will then head West, over the last climb off the day before passing through Youghal on the run back to the start.