About Tour de Burren
TOUR DE BURREN 2023 CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Burren Cycling Club has reached the decision to cancel the 2023 Tour de Burren.
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HISTORY OF TOUR DE BURREN
In 2019 Cycling Ireland rated the Tour de Burren 9.7/10 as a leisure cycle event. In 2014, the event was voted, by Cycling Ireland Members of which there are over 23,000, as the best leisure cycling event in Ireland!!
The event started all those years ago when a few enthusiastic members of the Club got together and organised a spin in one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland. The spin, soon became an annual event and interest grew, especially with the lure of brown bread and smoked salmon at the food stop.
In 2009, Sport Ireland secured funding from An Post, to provide support to a five cycle series in Ireland. Clare Local Sports Partnership and the Burren Cycling Club successfully bid to make the Tour de Burren one of the An Post Cycle Series events.
In 2018 the Burren Cycling Club returned to its roots and organised the event on their own. It had all the same draws and high standards as previous years coupled with a few surprises and treats.
In 2019 Sam Bennett and Sean Kelly cycled the Tour de Burren. These two Tipperary men were welcomed to the Burren with open arms and won a place in the hearts of the cyclists.
In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the Burren Cycling Club had to cancel the Tour de Burren. It has been a difficult few years for mass participation events and cycling.
The Tour de Burren is recognised as one of the ‘Must Do’ cycle sportifs in the country. Indeed, it has been acclaimed in the past as Ireland’s Premier Cycle Sportif, that many try to emulate, year on year!