Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare is one of the most popular cycling events in the country. Cyclists embark on a challenging 110km or 140km route which encompasses the magnificent mountains, valleys and the rugged coastline of the Beara Peninsula. Cyclists pass through picturesque and quaint towns, including Ardgroom, Allihies, Eyeries, Castletownbere, Adrigole and Glengarriff enjoying food, music and chat at the food stations dotted along the route. The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare has welcomed over 20,000 cyclists since its first event in 2015 and popularity is ever increasing with the event selling out in a matter of hours for the 2020 race.
More than 4400 cyclists took part in 2019 with similar numbers expected in 2020. Not only does the event make a significant, positive impact on the local economy it also has the added advantage of helping to support local charities each year, to the tune of €53,000 in 2019 which saw six local charities benefit. The Ring of Beara Cycle 2020 will take place on 23rd May 2020 and the event organisers look forward to welcoming new and past participants and being able to contribute again to local charities.
Beara Peninsula is situated on the south-west coast of Ireland, bounded between the Kenmare “river” to the north side and Bantry Bay to the south. Glengarrif and Kenmare are the two gateway towns to the peninsula, other places of interest include the beautiful and picturesque villages of Adrigole, Allihies, Ardgroom, Bere Island, Bonane, Castletownbere and Eyeries.
For additional information please visit www.destinationbeara.ie
Kenmare is a small tranquil country town, famous for its gourmet food and superb accommodation set amidst breath-taking scenery in one of the most unspoilt, natural environments in Europe. It is located at the head of Kenmare Bay which stretches 50 kilometres from Kenmare out to the Atlantic Ocean. The town of Kenmare is ideally situated on the famous tourist trail, The Ring of Beara.
For additional information please visit www.kenmare.ie