Tour Of Kerry A Big Hit With Nation’s Cyclists

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Stage two of The Tour of Kerry which takes in the Dingle peninsula.

THE Kingdom Alliance Tour of Kerry takes place again this year over the the June bank holiday weekend and over 200 cyclists have signed up to take part.

The tour is the only one in Ireland based in one town over the three days (Saturday, May 31 – Monday, June 2), which means each day the riders will take off from and return to Tralee.

“We received an overwhelmingly positive reaction after last year’s race,” said organiser Richard McElligott.

Currently, the number of entrants for the event stands at around the 200 mark, but that is expected to rise to over 300 by the day of the race.

The tour will take place over three days and three stages which will see riders take on such iconic scenic landmarks as the Gap of Dunloe and Conor Pass. The event will start and finish in Tralee but it will also cover parts of North Kerry, even dipping into West Limerick at one point. Overall the distance covered will be 300 miles.

The event will be run as a Timed ‘Cyclo-Sportive’ for those who enjoy a test of speed as well as endurance and as a ‘Leisure Tour’ for those who will be happy just to complete the considerable distance.

“Most of the riders come down from Dublin. Kerry is generally seen to have the best terrain for cycling in the country and people also come down for a holiday weekend,” said Richard.

There is still time to sign up for the event so go to for more information.

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