The Iveragh 200.
Sat 16th July 2016,Waterville, Co Kerry.
Fancy a challenge?, want to test your climbing legs?. The roads of South Kerry have been ridden by all the great Irish cycle races, The Nissan Classic, Rás Tailteann, and the Tour of Ireland. On Sat 16th July you will have the opportunity to ride some of the classic Kerry ascents used by these events.
There are two routes to choose from, the full 200KM route which takes in the main climbs of South Kerry, and a scenic trek around Valentia Island. The 130KM version is the same as the 200KM route without the loop of Valentia. Sign on starts at 7am until 08:20 am at the Waterville gaa clubhouse , there will be a massed start rollout at 08:30.
€35 Entry Fee (€50 including evening meal)
Please Note: The 200km route is tough & challenging and should only be undertaken with suitable fitness.
Showering facilities will be available in the Waterville Gaa Club house which is 1km from the village on the shores of Loch Currane. Broom wagons will leave Waterville at ten am (one hour after sign on closes). All cyclists are advised to get the emergency brake down and broom wagon numbers at sign in.
Feed stations for the 200km and 130 route will be at the 63km mark after cyclists exit the Black Valley. The 200km will have a second feed station in Waterville (130km).
For further information contact Eoin Ryan on 087 2821851
Routes will be marked with arrows and way markers on the road. The 200km and the 130 route are the same course. Cyclists leave Waterville heading for Cahersiveen. Three km from Waterville at the Church. The cyclists bear right for Glencar, The Gap of Dunloe, Black Vally Molls Gap Sneem, The Coomaciste pass. On returning to Waterville the 130 km route ends, the 200 route heads towards Cahersiveen. At the Creamery cross (140km) Cyclists turn right for Valentia. After rounding the island cyclists return to Portmagee and head for The Coomenaspig climb. Hairpins on the decent of Coomenaspig need to be taken cautiously (170km). Only one gradual Cat two climb remains for cyclists on the return to Waterville.