Cycling Enthusiasts Look Forward To Event This August

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Feeling the strain..a backdrop of the Skelligs for Tom Meade, Dave Calpin and Anna Rowan, Cyclists taking the challenging Ring of Kerry 180Km cycle in the opposite Direction ‘the wrong way round last year. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

THE Killarney Cycling Festival returns on August 26, 2017, for it’s fourth year running.

The event is eagerly anticipated by cyclists from all over the country, and is a great opportunity to end the cycling season with a bang.

The Wrong Way Round is a route with a twist on the traditional Ring of Kerry and has a few surprises up its sleeve  for the cyclists. Another route is the scenic Hard Way Round that circles the dramatic Skellig Ring, taking in some of the most spectacular vistas in the World.

At 180 km long, the route diverges from the Wrong Way Round by taking a right for Ballaghbeama through the heart of Kerry to Ballaghoisin. On this route, cyclists will pass the stunning St Finian’s Bay with views of Skellig Micheal to aid them on the tough climb up Coomanaspic, with breathtaking views of the Skellig Ring before the descent to the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee.

Last year the event saw over 500 riders turnout. The dramatic coastal scenery, great marshalling, and superb food are just some of the reasons why Killarney Cycling Festival is growing in popularity. It is expected that it will have an even greater turnout this year.

Early Bird ends January 31st. Register .

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