Ireland Challenge

This challenge is the Ireland equivalent to the UK's Land's End to John O'Groats.  You will ride from Mizen Head, the most southerly point to Malin Head, the most northerly point over 7 days.

We're proud to be partnering with Against Breast Cancer on this cycling challenge.  You can ride for them, for your own charity or just for your own challenge!

 

2019 dates TBC

CHALLENGE SUMMARY

  • Grade 7/10 moderately challenging
  • Approximately 500miles
  • 70-75miles/day
  • Average of 3000ft climbing a day
  • Cycle collection and delivery available
  • Cycle and Garmin hire available

TOUR INFORMATION

FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, You will be able to cycle at your own speed throughout the day. GPS maps will be provided and GPS systems can be hired from us if you do not have your own. There will be a cycling leader tracking the trip throughout the day and a support vehicle carrying your luggage and food for you during the day. The van will stop on the roadside for your lunch.

The ride starts at Mizen Head on the Sunday, but you should arrive into Cork on Saturday 14th July, where we will meet you. You will be driven down to the south west of Ireland, by minibus that afternoon, staying in the beautiful coastal town of Schull that night.

Early on the Sunday morning you are then taken on to Mizen Head to start your challenge.  Enjoy the rugged peninsulas of West Cork, County Kerry, Killarney National Park, the famous Burren National Park and through the Mamturk and Bluestack mountains.

The ride finishes at Malin Head on the following Saturday, where we will stay overnight before departing on Sunday 22nd from either Derry Airport (to Birmingham, Liverpool or Stansted) or Belfast Airport (other UK regional airports).

Bike Information

We can collect and deliver your bike from an agreed address.  Our vans are specially equipped to transport your cycle safely and securely. The cost of cycle collection and delivery is from £30 each way.

We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres.

Mountain bikes are NOT suitable.

Please ensure you have your bike fully serviced prior to collection and that it is suitably equipped to complete the challenge.

You need to bring is your own helmet.

     

    £995

    Deposit £300 (non-refundable)

    Balance £695 (due 10 weeks before departure)

    OR RIDE FOR OUR CHOSEN CHARITY

    Sponsorship Option Pay £300 non-refundable registration fee at the time of booking. 

    You will have a £1500 sponsorship target to meet for Against Breast Cancer.  With this 'minimum sponsorship' pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date or you will be charged the remaining amount directly.

     

    INCLUDED

    • 8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and snack lunch

    • Airport transfers

    • Qualified tour leader

    • Daily luggage transfer

    • GPX files

    • Public and Product liability insurance.

    • Financial Protection: in the unlikely event of insolvency, all our trips are protected in accordance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Evening meals

    • Travel to start and finish

    • Cycle Collection and delivery (£30 each way)

    • Travel, accident and bike Insurance

    • Single supplement (extra £300)