Posted by: Darragh | May 18, 2009

Upcoming Cycles

Hi Gang,
Just letting you know about some upcoming cycles that might be considered in the period coming up to the Ring of Kerry.

1) Limerick CC Classic Tour

  • 100/150km
  • Sunday May 24th
  • Sign on 9am, Rear Cross. Co Tipp . {Newport Rd}   R506
  • Depart 10am
  • Cost e10 Cycling Ireland members, e20 for non-members
  • Website:

2) Currow CC Leisure Tour

  • 100km
  • Sunday May 31st
  • Sign on Currow Community Centre 9.15am
  • Depart 10am

Could be worth doing to help another local club along, it’s the same route as last year I think (Currow, Tralee, Castlemaine, Milltown, Killarney, Faranfore, Currow) with shorter options available also.

3) Emergency Services and Friend’s Charity Cycle

  • 100km
  • Saturday June 13
  • Sign on Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse ~10am
  • Depart Tralee 11am
  • Sponsorship cards are available from Gearoid Constable on 086-8759444 or Simon Evans on 086-8781868 or email

Good cycle for a good cause. Route is Tralee, Castleisland, Faranfore, Killarney, Tralee.

The next two cycles are either or choices as they are on the Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend

4) The An Post Sportive Cycle Series: Tour de Burren

This is supposed to be a good day out on the bike, I’ve heard very positive reviews from those that have done it before and would lend itself to a good pre-Ring of Kerry cycle as the distance is similar. Also as it is part of the An Post series, it should be well signposted, marshalled, and supported and after cycle shower facilities etc will be available. There is a barbecue afterwards and given that it’s on the Saturday of the weekend the option is there to book in and stay the night and chill out before journeying back home on the Sunday.

5) The West Cork 200

Looks like a good challenge, I haven’t cycled much of that part of the country before (short of a 20km TT near Schull) but should be very scenic & could be a good cycle as the organisers seem to be well experienced and organised.

And that brings us up to a fortnight before the Ring of Kerry!

If those members interested in doing either the Tour de Burren (and if they’d be interested in staying up there for the weekend) or the West Cork 200 cycles could email back just to give an idea of the numbers intending to travel it may be useful in helping to coordinate things on this end if required.


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