Ring of Clare 400

Organiser: Hendrik-Jan Ketelaar

Event Date: 23rd April 2022

E-Mail: hendies37@yahoo.com

Mobile: 089 9408210


Entry fee €5

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each

Closing date for entries: 20th April 2022

Eventmaster Online Entry: Link to follow later

Start time 6.00 am.  5.30 for Registration.

Start Location: Ballinruan, Co. Clare

Helmets and Cycling Ireland Annual Licence mandatory. One-day is available for €10, and will be added automatically if you do not have a valid Annual Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

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Route Description:

The Banner 400 route loosely follows the Co. Clare boundary, taking in some the best of the scenery Co. Clare has to offer. Starting in Ballinruan it heads through the Burren landscape to Flaggy Shore, before heading to Fanore, Doolin, Moher, Spanish Point, Loop Head Peninsula, Shannon Estuary, Limerick, the much dreaded gap road to Killaloe, Lough Derg and heading home over Mountshannon.

The route is for a large part over quiet small roads. Be mindful of potholes, grass/mud and loose gravel.

After Mountshannon from about 368km there is a 4km untarred stretch. The surface is mixed, hard mud/fine gravel, gravel, stones and some potholes. Be very mindful of uneven, gravelly surfaces, especially on the downhill. There are no lights or houses and it will be dark when you get here. Good lights are required. And of course there are a couple of hills with the best saved for last.

RidewithGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34354725

Food suggestions Banner 400

49km Spar Ballyvaughan open 8.30am

65km Siopa Fanore 9am to 6pm (just after turn off so slightly off route)

98.5km Lahinch Centra, Daybreak, Lahinch chipper, cafe etc

116km Quilty XL

142.5km Nolan’s Deli, Mace and various take-aways.

211.5km Kilrush Aldi, Roma take-away

246km Kildysert Centra

287.5km Shannon Lidl (10pm), Supermacs (11pm), Circle K, McDonalds (10pm)

297km Sixmilebridge Centra (10pm)

313km Limerick Freda’s fish and chips (11pm)

339km Killaloe Supervalu, Aldi (10pm), River Spice (11.30pm)

356km Nilands 24/7

Facilities/Parking: Free parking at Church and bottle banks, toilets in Community centre.

Accommodation: Hillview BnB, 087-1250317

Camping: Hendrik 089-9408210