Important Information about Day Cycle at Tour de Burren 2018


WHERE: FREE parking is provided in the Green Field beside O’ Lochlainn’s Bar (same field as registration).

Please note that there will be people collecting for a local girl, Aoife Sage, in and around the parking area.
Aoife is 14 years old and urgently needs life saving neurosurgery in Barcelona. Aoife’s parents need to raise €100,000 before September, so all support is massively appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration.

Registration/SiGN IN Times

WHEN: Registration for all events will open on Friday, 15th June, from 4pm until 9pm and
Saturday, 16th June, from 7am onwards

To register you will require your name.  No need to worry about booking reference numbers.

WHERE: Registration will take place in the Green Field beside O’ Lochlainn’s Bar, Ballyvaughan.

Start Times

135KM will start promptly at 9AM
85KM & 60KM will start promptly at 10AM

IMPORTANT: If you leave early there will be no marshals on the roads and you cycle at your own risk.  We do not recommend nor encourage any cyclist to depart before the start time.

Also showers of rain are promised throughout Saturday so please be careful on the road and come fully prepared.

Road Disruptions

There are NO road closures in place. 
But please expect delays on all approach roads to Ballyvaughan.
Please allow ample time when planning your journey to Ballyvaughan and arrive with time to spare.

All directional route signage is marked with YELLOW & BLACK signs. Please follow them.  Each route is clearly sign posted so please keep your eyes open.

Food Stop

The only food stop on all routes will be in Lisdoonvarna. Here you will enjoy an array of sandwiches and sweet treats, which will include our famous brown bread and smoked salmon and cheesecake.

At the food stop there will be a bike mechanic should you require assistance. Tyres and tubes will be available from the mechanic, at a COST, so please bring pocket money.

Optional Climb

We have added an optional climb on the way home in Fanore.
It is 3.9KM long with an average 6%.  
This climb is not to be taken lightly but the views are SPECTACULAR if the day is fine.
The descent is fast so please be careful if you decide to do it.
This optional climb will be closed if the weather is poor.

Remember you can skip the climb if your legs do not feel up to it!!
It is 100% OPTIONAL.

Don’t Forget the Rules of the Road Apply

  • No helmet, No cycle.
  • There will be no road closures.
  • The event is a leisure cycle. It is not a race.
  • Participants must obey all marshals.
  • Organisers have the right to refuse participation.
  • Your bicycle should be in good working condition and road worthy.


The Burren Cycling Club is a voluntary group of passionate cyclists who work hard to ensure the Tour de Burren is run to the highest of standards.

You also play a vital role in the successful running of the event.  Please prepare for the day, arrive with time to spare, your bicycle in good working order, respect the rules of the road and be kind to your fellow cyclists, marshals and organisers.

We hope you enjoy your day at the Tour de Burren.


The Burren is a beautiful place. Please help us keep it that way. Don’t litter while cycling the Tour de Burren.