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Cliffs of Moher Cycle Challenge 2018

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Ennistymon

Ennistimon

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Riverside Cycling Club Ennistymon is hosting their annual charity cycle for the 6th year running, starting and finishing in Ennistymon town. Over the years we have donated almost €20,000.00 to local charities which is a great achievement for our small cycling club & your participation has helped many good causes from the Clare Cancer Centre to Milford Hospice to Home Share Clare to Cystic Fibrosis to our own Ennistymon Hospital caring for the elderly.

Due to it's popularity this years event is confined to the first 1000 enteries so we would advise early booking to guarantee participation & avoid disappointment

For all those who just want a small taste of the North Clare cycling routes, the first route, takes in the world famous Cliffs of Moher, Doolin (a refreshment stop at Doolin at 20km) and steers home via Lisdoonvarna the home of the matchmaking festival. (Distance 40km). All routes start together and split at Ballinalacken Castle after Doolin at 25km.

The second route takes in the scenic North Clare Wild Atlantic way incorporating the world famous Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the beautiful Fanore, black head and the renowned Corkscrew Hill outside Ballyvaughan. (a refreshment stop will be in Ballyvaughan town at The Wild Atlantic Lodge with some traditional irish music while you relax). After that it’s all downhill home to Ennistymon (almost!) (Distance 80km).

The third route takes in all of the above 80km with the addition of a little detour out of Ballyvaugan, you will follow the road towards Galway meeting a climb after 11km at Ballaghdine, a few km later you will turn right up the Corker Hill (not to be confused with the corkscrew hill!) This is short but testing climb with stunning views of the Burren & Galway bay. The next 7km is a relatively flat cycle, until you commence the 6km Climb to Carran village, with the first 3km the most difficult. Much needed Refreshments will be waiting for you outside Cassidy’s Pub. (You earned it at this stage and need it for what lies ahead!), you will then have a scenic descent, down Ballyalban Hill, past the Aillwee Caves, when you will re-join the N67 at Newtown Castle Cross. From here you begin the climb of the infamous Corkscrew Hill. The entire climb, with its numerous switch backs is just 5km. It’s not as bad as it sounds! From here you will have a nice steady and relaxing cycle to Ennistymon via Lisdoonvarna. (With a few short hills to finish!).(Distance 125km)

This area is voted the 5th best cycling route in the world by Lonely Planet https://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/75502

40km routemap: http://ie.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4256998

80km routemap: http://ie.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4256992

125km routemap: http://ie.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4504442


FAQs

HOW MUCH IS THE EVENT TO ENTER?

Early Bird Entry Fee is €25 with a Cycling Ireland or UCI Licence, €30 without a Cycling Ireland or UCI Licence.

IS THERE AN EVENT JERSEY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE?

Yes. Please check Facebook for images and sizing chart, There is no refund available on the jersey. The size you order will be the size delivered and cannot be changed.

ARE THERE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER?

Due to the challenging nature of the route a high level of fitness is required. If you have not participated in a physical activity for some time please consult your GP before embarking on a training programme for this event

All participants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the cycle.

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Each participant, upon registration agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the route.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?

HELMET - All participants must wear a safety approved cycle helmet at all times when cycling. Anyone without a helmet will not be able to participate and is considered not to be a part of the cycle.

WATERBOTTLE & ENERGY SNACKS - Refreshments will be provided en-route and at the finish area but participants are advised to carry their own extra food and drinks.

MOBILE PHONE WITH CREDIT - Participants may not use a mobile phone while cycling. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.

EMERGENCY MONEY & ID

WIND / RAINPROOF TOP – Cyclists must be aware that weather conditions in this area can change and you should bring appropriate clothing to keep warm in any adverse weather.

PUMP & SPARE TUBES - Participants are advised to carry a pump and spare tubes and/or a puncture repair kit.

NOTE:

All bicycles should be in a well-maintained, road-worthy condition. No Tri Bars allowed on bikes.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT?

No, but please bring your Cycling Ireland or UCI Licence.

IS MY REGISTRATION TRANSFERABLE?

NO. It is not possible to transfer your registration.

You may NOT ride under someone else's registration under any circumstances.

CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY?

Yes. There is registration available on the day. 8am-9.30am

ARE THERE SHOWERS AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT?

YES - showers are available at the Ennistymon Community Centre.

IS THERE FIRST AID?

YES - Ambulances and mobile paramedics will be available all day, should anyone require medical assistance it will be administered in the fastest possible timeframe. Please call the emergency contact number provided on the day for medical emergencies.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST ACCOMODATION?

We would recommend our event accomodation partners below;

The Falls Hotel in Ennistymon is very close by:. Tel. + 353 65 707 1004.

Clare Coast Hotels info@clarecoasthotels.com Phone:1890 130 008

Santa Maria Hotel, Ennistymon Rd, , Lahinch, Co. Clare (065) 708 1041

There also lots of other Hotels and B&B's available in Lahinch and Ennistymon & the whole north Clare area.

WHAT IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?

Shannon Airport is the nearest international airport and only 35 mins away. It is served by Ryanair and Aer Lingus, British Airways as well as numerous other European and USA airlines.

HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANISER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact Matt Hennigan @ +353 86 8569995

Contact Joe McMahon @ +353 85 2252296

Contact Deirdre Hynes @ +353 87 6270253

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