20-21st June 2018
This years Big Ride will consist of two contrasting days of cycling showcasing some of the best roads and scenery in Ireland. Day one sees riders get off to a fast and exciting start through rolling fields typical of this part of Ireland making it famous for farming and horse racing; the nation's favourite sport. Day one can be seen as a warm up for the challenges of day two that take participants into the stunning Wicklow Mountains; a national park with outstanding scenery. The testing climbs along the way will be made easier thanks to fantastic views and some of the best scenery in Europe.
This year we are offering three routes on each day of the event at 50km, 100km and 160km. Please note that the 160km will be challenging in both distance and ascent and should only be undertaken by those that have sufficient training behind them.
On day 2 there will running / walking routes covering with a half or full marathon again starting and finishing from our base camp and marshalled, signed and supported all the way along the route.
All routes will start and finish at our base camp and will share pit stops during the day so there will be plenty of opportunity to meet up with those on a different route. All routes will be clearly marked and manned by on course experts in the medical, engineering and cheerleading fields! Cycle chaperones will be in each time group so that there is always someone there to support you.
You will be asked to sign up for your preferred routes at registration but should you wish to change once you get on site this is possible by speaking to one of the onsite reception staff.
Routes are coming soon so keep an eye out!