Why is Tour de Burren 2021 cancelled?
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Burren Cycling Club has reached the decision to cancel the 2021 Tour de Burren. We are unable to run our event while keeping the participants, volunteers and local communities of Ballyvaughan and North Clare safe.
When is the next Tour de Burren?
The next Tour de Burren will return on Saturday, 18th June 2022 in a format that is safe for everyone involved.
Will the 2020 entries be refunded?
Yes all 2020 entries will be refunded.
Event Day Q&A
What time does the cycle start?
130km starts at 9am
100 km starts at 10am
Will there be Bike Mechanics at the event?
There will be no mechanics on the roads you are responsible for having your bike in perfect working order.
TdeB is not responsible for tyres, tubes and bike repairs – get it all checked before you come and carry spare tubes.
Will there be First Aid at the event?
First aid crews are available for any incidents that might occur – emergency number will be on your wrist band. You will receive this when you register.
How will I know where to go?
Routes are clearly marked and it is up to each cyclist to be aware of the route they have chosen to cycle. Follow the black and yellow directional signage.
TdeB are not responsible for wrong turns or early departures.
What food will be served at the Food Stop?
There will be cheesecake, cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and the usual goodies at the food stop in Kilnaboy Community Centre.
Will it rain?
There will probably be rain so be prepared for rain.
Are the Road Closed?
There are no official road closures for the event. We have a rolling road closure for the start to ensure that the pelotons (main group of back riders) do not encounter any volume of traffic.
However, it is important to keep in mind that you must obey the rules of the road at all times. Expect the unexpected!
Where can I park?
We are very grateful to O’Loughlins Whiskey Bar in Ballyvaughan, as each year they allow us to use their several acre field in the heart of the Village. There will also be some areas set aside for camper vans.
Follow the signage and advise of stewards.There is parking available in designated spots – please follow the signs in Ballyvaughan.
Where will I register?
Registration is in the field where the parking is located.
Will there be public toilets?
Yes, Toilets are in the field where the parking is.
Is there a Camp Site?
Camping is in the local community field, please respect it – thank you.
Be advised the water system isn’t super so long showers are not an option.
Camper vans will be directed also in the local community field.
Are there showers post cycle?
Showers are available close to the Community Field – it is a small facility and cannot contain large numbers or long hot showers!!
When will registration open?
Registration will be open at 4pm-9pm Friday and from 7am Saturday morning.
Can anyone participate?
Yes all level of cyclists are welcome, as we cater for various distances and you will
be well looked after on the road with marshals, first aid, back up vehicles etc.
We insist though that all U18 cyclists are accompanied by an adult at all times on the road. We do not have a strict policy on this, but as a guide cyclists doing the long route should be 16 and over. For the shorter route cyclists should be 12 and over. The online system will not let these ages be over-written. Please contact us to discuss your options.
Do I get anything when I finish?
On registration/sign in of the TdeB you will receive an event beanie hat and completion a 99 cone. We hope you enjoy both.
What if I can’t attend?
We operate a No Refund and a non-transfer of entry to another participant policy. Please email us any queries in relation to this policy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I Hire a Bike?
We do not hire out bikes but there are a few local bike hire companies which you can contact such as:
Extra Points to Note
- Please respect the Burren and its litter policies – Leave no trace – ANYWHERE
- Water will be available at a tank near registration – we will not be using bottled water on site for participants
- We have a cut off point of 6pm for cyclists – the broom wagon will be returned to the start by then.
- No helmet no cycle, no registration band no food or hoodie, no registration no help from us along the route.
- Course marshalls are volunteers for their respective clubs, please respect them – they are not car stoppers, they are there to assist you
- TDB endeavours to make the day the best day for you – please help us to help you enjoy it
Please contact us for any other questions that you may have if the answers are not available on the website.