The Celtic Series Tour began on 13th April in Brittany France with the Tro Bro Leon over a course known as “Mini Paris Roubaix” before continuing to the stop in Wales on 27th April with the Tour of Pembrokeshire, a picturesque route through the valleys, mountains and rugged West Wales coastline. Its next stop is here in Ireland on 25th May with the Tour de Conamara, a spectacular coastal and mountain route in our wonderful west, after which it moves on to the final leg of the series in the Isle of Man on the 7th July for the Lighthouse Challenge, a 16km coastal loop!
Welcoming the Celtic Series Tour to the West of Ireland on Saturday 25th May, the Tour de Conamara will be starting and finishing in Clifden. Catering for all standards there are140km and 80km route options available, both of which will test cyclists and avoid the busy roads to ensure riders can enjoy more secure routes through some magnificent coastal and mountainous scenery.
New for this year and taking place on Sunday 26th May the Tour de Conamara Cycling Festival will then hold a 40km team time trial challenge event for more sporting cyclist that will start and finishes in Carna, South Connemara. Teams must comprise of five cyclists and three times will go towards the count for the final placements, with specially commissioned prizes awarded to the winning teams.
A fun event and an exciting introduction to team trial events, registration is open the public now and all proceeds will be donated to Cancer Care West. There is a large amount of categories for teams to enter, giving plenty of opportunities for taking part:
- Corporate or Workplace Team Male
- Corporate or Workplace Team Female
- Corporate or Workplace Teams Mixed,
- Team male (non race license holders),
- Team female (non race license holders),
- Mixed Team (non race license holders)
- Team Under 35
- Team 36 – 45
- Team 46 -55
- Team Over 55
The Tour de Conamara at the end of May looks set to be an exciting and competitive weekend of cycling for cyclists of all disciplines and experience, so whether you are taking part, a spectator or a visitor on vacation in Ireland and in the area, there will be plenty going on. For more information visit: www.celticseries.ie/tour-de-conamara