Cliffs of Moher Charity Cycle

By | April 20, 2019

Hosted by Riverside Cycling Club, the Cliffs of Moher Cycling Challenge is a leisure cycle in aid of local charities and voluntary organisations. Past beneficiaries include: Clare Cancer Centre, Milford Hospice, Home Share Clare, Cystic Fibrosis and Ennistymon Hospital. There were three routes available on the day, catering for all abilities. The 40km route took in the world famous Cliffs of Moher, Doolin (Refreshments) and steered home via Lisdoonvarna. The 80km route made its way along the scenic North Clare Wild Atlantic way, incorporating the world famous Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the beautiful Fanore, Black Head and the renowned Corkscrew Hill outside Ballyvaughan. Then there was the 125km route which added a detour out of Ballyvaughan which follows the road towards Galway, up the Corker Hill and on to Carran village, down Ballyalban Hill and re-joins the 80KM rout at the base of the Corkscrew Hill. Cyclists from all over the country lined out in Ennistymon town centre to set off on the cycle. The morning started off very wet, but as the day went on the weather started to brighten up.  Despite the improving conditions there was still a very strong cross wind for most of the day, which is probably not a great surprise to anyone who has ever been to the West coast. On the day Michelle and Anne Marie chose the 40k route. This route had amazing views of the Cliffs of Moher and the combination of steep hills and wind made it a very challenging couple of hours. Having said that, they both really enjoyed their morning out on the roads of West Clare, and they would highly recommend the event to anyone. Well done to Michelle and Anne Marie and everyone who organised the event and took part on the day.