Ring of Clare 400

Organiser: Hendrik Ketelaar

Event Date: 20th April 2024

E-Mail: hendies37@yahoo.com

Entry fee €5

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 16th April 2024

All entries must be on Eventmaster only !

Online Entry: https://eventmaster.ie/event/1A2OTwDHeM

Start time 6.00am.  5.30 for Registration.

Start Location: Ballinruan, Co. Clare

Helmets and Cycling Ireland Annual Licence mandatory. One-day is available for €20, and will be added automatically if you do not have a valid Annual Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Route Description:

The Ring of Clare 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 roads are mixed, mainly fair tar and chip but a 4km stretch of untarred mountain road is included and of course a couple of hills with the best saved for last.

Total elevation gain is close to 4000 meters

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

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

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

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