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Tour De Burren 18th June 2022

Sean Kelly has registered for the ‘Night into Day’ Event

The Burren Cycling Club is delighted and excited to announce that the most famous classics rider of all time, Sean Kelly, has registered for the Tour de Burren ‘Night into Day’ event.

The concept starts with a route of between 80-100 km through the Burren under the cover of darkness and peace, with a hammer drop when the sun rises for a glorious ride back the Coast Road to Ballyvaughan.

Sean Kelly and fellow cyclists will depart the village of Ballyvaughan in darkness at 2am Saturday morning and return along the Coast Road to the sun rising.  This route is on good roads with 900m of climbing and will be controlled till the sun rises.  A description of the route is
‘great surface and when the sun rises the views will surprise you’.

Breakfast will be served at Monks, Ballyvaughan on your return where you rest for a bit and refresh before you head off again for a daytime spin with your fellow cyclists on the everyday spin!!!  The option is to then either complete the 135km/ 85km / 60km route with all the trimmings of the day from the Tour de Burren crew.

“The ‘Night into Day’ event is is a novel experience and one that all experienced cyclists will enjoy.  The routes on the Tour de Burren are challenging but the scenery is second to none.  This is a must do sportif on the summer calendar.” Sean Kelly recently commented.

Places are limited so register today to join Sean Kelly.

Have you got what it takes?

Tour de Burren is delighted to announce a new concept in the leisure cycling calendar for 2018.  The Burren Cycling Club has adapted the traditional Tour de Burren routes to challenge avid cyclist to a ‘Night into Day’ spin followed by the famous Tour de Burren.

The concept starts with a route of between 80 and 100 km through the Burren, under the cover of darkness and peace, with a hammer drop when the sun rises for a glorious ride back the Coast Road to Ballyvaughan.  Breakfast will be served at Monks Ballyvaughan where you will rest and recharge before you take off again for a daytime spin with your fellow cyclists on the everyday spin!!!

Leaving Ballyvaughan in darkness at 2am Saturday morning you will return along the Coast Road to the sun rising.  The option is to then either complete the 136km route or choose the 85km route with all the trimmings of the day from the Tour de Burren crew.

You will be one of the first to complete the Tour de Burren ‘Night into Day’ event.  Mad as some may think you might be, we won’t smirk at your awesome achievement.

Don’t delay sign up today!!

TOUR de BURREN SOLO GREY

Tour de Burren 2018

 

Exciting New Event Coming in 2018

The Burren Cycling Club are busy preparing an exciting new event which will be added to the 2018 programme.  Some sneaky clues about what we are planning:

  • The event will be for avid cyclists
  • There will be limited entries
  • Booking will open in the coming weeks so stay tuned
  • It is brand new to the Tour de Burren

 

Early Bird Extended

We are delighted to announce that the Early Bird prices will be extended until midnight June 9th, so get registering!

Routes and Start Times Update

Wow wee! What super weather for training for the An Post Tour de Burren. Only a few weeks left now, so make the most of the perfect conditions!!

We have had to make a few adjustments to the routes due to the high numbers of entrants and also we want to ensure that you are cycling on the best surface and the quietest roads you can. The adjustments are not major but they do mean that the two bigger routes are reduced slightly. Don’t worry though, you may be glad at the end!

Here are the final distances:

Burnin’ Burren – 152km – (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1026087501)

Heart of the Burren – 104km – (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1026094377)

Burren Circuit – 62km (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1026096931)

As you may be aware, the Republic of Ireland are playing Belgium in the Euro 2016 finals on the same day at 2pm,  and a number of you are interested in ensuring that you will be able to see it. If this is you, here is some important information…

The start times for all routes are as follows:

Burnin’ Burren (152km) – 9.00am

Heart of the Burren (104km) – 10.00am

Burren Circuit – (62km) – 10.15am

As Ballyvaughan is a small rural village, it is important that we give those traveling enough time to get to the start line. If you really want to see the match and you are taking part in the Burnin’ Burren or the Heart of the Burren, these are the average speeds that you need to achieve to be back in time for Kick-Off……

Route Average Speed (excluding stops)
Burnin’ Burren – 152km 30kph
Heart of the Burren – 104km 27kph
Burren Circuit – 62km 17kph

However, if you are on the two bigger routes and if you really want to make it back by 2pm whilst enjoying the day, we suggest that you take the 60km route home from the food stop at Lisdoonvarna. This means that you will be cutting your spin short by approximately 33km.

Alternatively, there are many pubs and hotels along the route that will be showing the match that you could pop into. Finally, please note that we do not endorse cyclists leaving before the allotted start times as marshals’ and other safety measures may not be in place.

Mr. John Behan

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. John Behan, who passed away on Saturday whilst taking part in the event. May he rest in peace.

Best European Sports Tourism Event 2015

We were delighted to receive this award a few weeks ago. It’s like our ice-cream at the end of months of hard planning!

Follow the links below for videos, press realeases etc.

Award Winners: http://sporttourismsummit.ie/awards/award-winners/

Press Release: http://sporttourismsummit.ie/irish-entries-leading-the-way-in-shannon-group-european-sport-tourism-awards/

Gallery: http://sporttourismsummit.ie/gallery-european-sport-tourism-awards/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuRiAwBv-V1G3Zsh58cTZQ