Cy­cling the un­spoilt beauty of the stun­ning Beara Penin­sula

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - KENMARE NEWS FOCUS -

THE 2019 Ring of Beara Cy­cle Ken­mare will take place on Satur­day, May 25. Par­tic­i­pants will cy­cle Ire­land’s spec­tac­u­lar penin­sula and em­brace the un­spoiled beauty of the Wild At­lantic Way. The event will fin­ish with a great party at­mos­phere and su­perb fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing hot food, hot tubs, mas­sage, en­ter­tain­ment and fin­ish­ers’ medals for all cy­clists. Last year’s event sold out within 24 hours, tes­ta­ment to the event’s sta­tus as one of the most pop­u­lar cy­cles in the coun­try.

En­tries for the ever-pop­u­lar event will go on gen­eral sale on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 13. A pre-sale will take place on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12, giv­ing past par­tic­i­pants’ pri­or­ity ac­cess to the event. All past par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive an email with a link to al­low them to reg­is­ter early. There are two start­ing points in 2019, Castle­town­bere and Ken­mare.

There is a route to suit all lev­els of fit­ness from the sea­soned cy­clist to the ca­sual ped­dler. Choose from the 140km route or the shorter 110km route. Cy­clist will experience the mag­nif­i­cent scenery of the moun­tains, val­leys and the rugged coast­line of the Beara. Par­tic­i­pants will pass some of Ire­land’s most pic­turesque and quaint towns in­clud­ing Ard­groom, Ey­eries, Al­li­hies, Castle­town­bere, Adrigole, Glen­gar­riff and Ken­mare. Cy­clists can revel in the un­spoilt beauty of the Wild At­lantic Way.

Not to be out­done by their par­ents, chil­dren can also com­pete in their very own Ring of Beara cy­cle event. The kid’s cy­cle starts in Ken­mare Square and fol­lows a 2km route around Ken­mare town. Mums and Dads are en­cour­aged to join their chil­dren on this fun cy­cle which mark­ing the day a real fam­ily experience. A team of mar­shals su­per­vise the route and en­sure the safety of all chil­dren who par­tic­i­pate. All par­tic­i­pants should bring and wear a safety hel­met for the cy­cle.

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