This website is a resource for long-distance cycling enthusiasts in Ireland. The definition of a long-distance bike ride is purely personal,  for some people it is a 40k tour of their locality for others it may  be a 1000k cross country bicycle marathon. 

Long distance cycling is a rapidly developing sport in Ireland, during 2006 almost 100 organised events were held throughout the island. I have included the calendar of events for 2007 and the details of  the major Irish and international tours.

This site includes training logs for the 20062005 and 2004 seasons together with sample cycle route details.

You can find my email address on the contact page.

  16/08/07 Western Lakes CC announce new Western Lakes Polka Dot Challenge 120K event with 2000M of climbing on Sunday 9th September, see calendar for details.
  15/08/07 The Comeragh CC Charity cycle scheduled for 26th August has been changed to Sunday September 9th.
  08/08/07 Dromara CC are holding the Mourne Sportive on the 12th August featuring the flagship 160K event with 3050M of climbing. For the less adventurous they also provide 125k, 80k and 60k options, see calendar for details.
  01/08/07 The Western Lakes CC 2-day Mayo Coastal 300K tour planned to start on September 8th has been cancelled.
  26/07/07 The Slaney Cycling Club's 100k "Wexford Cycling Challenge" has been moved from Saturday 4th August to Sunday 5th. See calendar fro details.
  23/07/07 Currow Cycling Club have announced the Castleisland Cycling Tour event for the 2nd September with a choice of 60k or 30k. Cyclists of all abilities welcome, see calendar for details.
  09/07/07 The Glens of Antrim Big Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 22/07 with a choice of a 64k or 120k routes. See calendar for details.
  03/07/07 Rose Leith of Sorrento CC last weekend set a new record for Mizen Head to Fair Head (592K), taking 1 hr 19 mins and 42 secs off the 53 year-old record set by Isobel Clements. Well done Rose!
  02/07/07 The 200K Audax event planned for the 8th of July has been postponed and will be run at a later date.
  29/06/07 The Flying Scotsman movie has opened in cinema's across the country. The film covers three years in the life of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. A story of a true cycling champion who a struggled with depression throughout his life.
12/06/07 The 2007 Ring of Kerry cycle event will take place on the 07/07.
10/06/07 Lakeland CC are organising the Big Bike Ride on the 01/07 with a choice of 53K or 141k routes.
  06/06/07 A fundraising cycle to Vietnam in  aid of Temple Street Children's hospital is being organised from the 3rd - 14th November.
04/06/07 The Limerick Classic Tour will take place on the 22/07, with challenging 100k and 160k routes.
  01/06/07 The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford will take place on the 19/08, featuring three routes of 45K, 100k and 160k.

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