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2017 Sport Ireland Cycle Series
This summer set yourself a challenge, why not target the Sport Ireland Cycle Series. This is a fairly unique event in that you can do each of the events individually, or you can sign up for all five. It's completely up to you. The beauty of the series is that no matter what your fitness or ability is at the beginning of the series, you can enter an event that is achievable, and then progressively increase the distance over the summer.
With roughly one event a month until September, the series is spread around the country, with a location within shot for most Irish cyclists. Check out the different events below:
When: Saturday April 29th and 30th 2017
Where: County Sligo
Distances: 2km (6-8 years), 10km (9years +), 60km, 100km and 160km
Why go: Family fun for everyone on Saturday, with the shorter cycles, and a BMX display, cycling acrobatics, Dr. Bike, a cycle skills challenge, music, fun activities and more.
Stunning scenery from majestic mountains to spectacular sea views along with picturesque country scenery and rural villages.
When: June 17th 2017
Distances: 10km, 62km, 110km, 160km
Why go: Family route with refreshments, stunning scenery exploring all that North Clare has to offer, including a stop off in Father Ted's house for those on the longer route. Join the Irish Paracycling Team on the route, as they are ambassadors for this event.
When: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017
Where: County Meath
Distances: 11km, 50km, 100km, 160km
Why go: Explore on two wheels some of Ireland's most famous roads, in a county steeped in ancient history, including the Hill of Tara. Fun for the family includes a family loop around Trim.
When: Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th 2017
Where: County Waterford
Distances: 12km, 50km, 100km, 160km
Why go: The event came about as a tribute to Waterford cycling legend Sean Kelly, Join 1500 riders on the Kelly Spin, a family group cycle, take in the stunning scenery along the River Blackwater, the beautiful Mahon Falls or the spectacular coastline.
When: Saturday 9th September 2016
Where: West Cork and Kerry
Why go: The scenery in this part of Ireland is some of the best in the country, view the spectacular coastlines from the Healy Pass, which spans counties Cork and Kerry, enjoy the Caha mountain range, and take park in the fun family cycle.
Further details on each of the events can be found HERE
Check out this year's Press Release HERE