OVER 1000 cyclists will pedal into Ennistymon for the tenth anniversary of the Cliffs of Moher Cycle Challenge.
Cyclists will be able to take in the fantastic scenery of North Clare beginning in Ennistymon to Lahinch up by the Cliffs of Moher through Doolin and on by Fanore to Ballyvaughan up the famous Corker and Corkscrew hills and back to Ennistymon via Lisdoonvarna.
Once again, this year the cycle is sold out with participants coming from all over Ireland and abroad strengthening its status as one of the top leisure cycling events in Ireland. It is one of the top five charity cycles in the country.
Since its inception this cycle has raised over €150,000 for voluntary organisations and
Charities. The event is capped at 1,000 participants and is supported by 140 volunteers, it is worth in the region of €250,000 annually to north Clare hospitality sector at an off peak weekend towards the start of the tourism season.
Founded over a decade ago, Riverside Cycling Club is the main driver behind the cycle. Riverside Cycling Club Ennistymon is affiliated with Cycling Ireland and has 40 adult male and female members of varying age and ability. The club arranges Sunday morning spins out of Ennistymon and Lahinch on a variety of routes to North, West and East Clare.