ROUTE INFORMATION

Participants will have a choice of an exciting 140km or 110km cycle, by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route on the Beara Peninsula.

Route Description
Participants will pass some of Ireland’s most picturesque and quaint towns including Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, Glengarriff and back to Kenmare town. Cyclists can revel in the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.

You can find more detail on the routes and their elevations on plotaroute.com here:

110K Route
www.plotaroute.com/route/970352

140K Route
www.plotaroute.com/route/970345

Participants will be rewarded with a finisher medal, hot food, hot tubs, massage and entertainment.

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On both routes the food, water and toilet facilities will be located as follows:

140km Route
  • Ardgroom (35km)
  • Allihies (56km)
  • Castletownbere (78km)
  • Glengarriff (112km)
110km Route
  • Ardgroom (35km)
  • Castletownbere (50km)
  • Glengarriff (80km)

When?

The cycle has been cancelled for 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19.
The next cycle will take place on 29th May 2021.

Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 can take part.

How do I Register?
You can use the online entry form and pay by credit card,

How much is the entry fee?
tbc

What do I get for the entry fee?

  • Customised finisher medal
  • The famous Japanese hot tubs at the finish line
  • Free post-race party and hot food
  • A great atmosphere and a fun day out
  • Fully marshalled course
  • First aid facilities

Can I register on the day?
No registration will be taken on the day.

Where is the start and finish area for cycle?
Kenmare Town

What is the official start time?
8.30am

Is there car parking at the start?
There will be dedicated car parks available.

Are the roads closed?
There are no major road closures for this event. We will have a rolling road closure for the start. Participants must obey the rules of the road at all times.

Where are the food stations?
On the cycle routes, the food station will be located.

140km Route

  • Ardgroom (35km)
  • Allihies (56km)
  • Castletownbere (78km)
  • Glengarriff (112km)

110km Route

  • Ardgroom (35km)
  • Castletownbere (50km)
  • Glengarriff (80km)

What do I need to bring on the cycle?

  • Your bike must be roadworthy and in good working order
  • Helmet (every cyclist is required the wear a helmet)
  • Water and snacks
  • Spare tubes and pump
  • Mobile phone and emergency phone number
  • Money
  • Windproof top – it’s not uncommon to get 4 seasons in one day in Ireland. Be prepared for all weather conditions

What should I do if I encounter a medical emergency?
Each participant will be given an emergency phone number. Ring this number and a member of the first aid team will be dispatched to you as soon as possible.

What happens if my bike breaks down?
Participants should carry a spare tube, pump and know how the fix a puncture. If you are unable to fix your bike please ring the emergency number provided on the day.