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The Routes

PLEASE NOTE: The organisers reserve the right to alter the following routes at any time for health & safety reasons.

12k Kelly Spin 

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The 12k Kelly Spin is a family event which will take place on Saturday 19th August 2017 and is open to all - cyclists under 12 must be accompanied by an adult*.
This event takes place in Dungarvan, largely on the scenic Waterford Greenway taking in Abbeyside, Clonea and the Gold Coast.‌‌

*All independent cyclists must be aged 8 or over on 19th August 2017.

Registration: REGISTRATION ON THE DAY ONLY @ The Causeway Tennis Club, Abbeyside, Dungarvan from 10am on Saturday 19th August 2017.  

Start Time: 11.30am

Entry Fee: €2 per person

Safety: Helmets must be worn by all participants including children in carriers on parent’s bikes. Under 10's must be accompanied by an adult on the Cycle.

Refreshments & Prizes: There will be a fruit/water stop on the route and medals for the children at the finish.   

 

50k Kelly Cruise 

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The 50k Kelly Cruise is ideal for those who are dipping their toes into the world of cycling for the first time.
This route is particularly suitable for family participation. Note, however, that participants must be aged 10 or over on 20
th August 2017.

Important Notice: 50k Kelly Cruise will be limited to 1500 participants in 2017.

Registration: Participants must pre-register for this event. Open online from Wednesday 15th March @ 9am

Start Details: 9am Sunday 20th August 2017 from Dungarvan Sports Centre  

Entry Fee: €30 for over 16's; €20 for under 16's

Safety: Helmets are compulsory for all participants.  

Refreshments: Kilmacthomas @ 22kms

The 50k Kelly Cruise is a gentle tester for those who spend some time in the saddle and for those who are not regular cyclists this is a really good test.
The 2017 route takes in the fantastic NEW! Waterford Greenway.

 

100k Kelly Heritage 

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‌This route is designed for the touring cyclist who has possibly decided to step up the training regime from having participated in the Kelly Cruise in previous years. It is an extremely scenic route in West Waterford. This is the fifth year that this route is part of the tour.

Important Notice: This route will be limited to 1900 participants in 2017.

Registration: Participants must pre-register for this event. Open online from Wednesday 15th March @ 9am

Start Details: 8.30 am Sunday 20th August 2017 from Dungarvan Sports Centre
 
Entry Fee: €45

Safety: Helmets are compulsory for all participants. All participants must be over 16 years on 20th August 2017.

Refreshments: Lismore Water Stop @ 30kms, Knockanore Food Stop @ 55kms, Ardmore Water Stop @ 75kms and Dungarvan Finish Food Stop.

The 100k Kelly Heritage Route: The route for the initial 30k (approx) of this route takes in the N72 from Dungarvan, through Cappoquin and then onto the heritage town of Lismore. Participants should look to their right upon entering Lismoreto take in the breath taking views of Lismore Castle. After leaving the first water stop of the day in Lismore, it is back onto the N72 and a slight deviation to what has become ‘the traditional route’ as participants head westwards in the direction of Tallow. This will be Tallow’s first appearance on the route of the Sean Kelly Tour and organisers and participants alike are looking forward to visiting this West Waterford town.

After passing through Tallow, participants then cycle along the R634 in the direction of The Pike where they will turn left in the direction of the first full food stop at Knockanore Community Centre. Once again participants are assured a great welcome upon their arrival in the village. After leaving Knockanore participants head due south in the direction of Glendine and one of the most difficult uphill sections of the 100k route. Then it’s onwards towards Youghal Bridge and the estuary of the River Blackwater.

After turning left at Youghal Bridge for a brief cycle along the busy N25, the route veers left once again and heads in the direction of the community of Kinsalebeg. After Kinsalebeg then it’s onto the lovely seaside village of Ardmore and the second official water stop of the day in Ardmore GAA Club. There is a steady climb up after Ardmore as participants wheel along towards An tSean Phobal and An Rinn located in the heart of Waterford’s Gaeltacht area. There are some wonderful coastal views along this stretch of the route-so take your time to savour them before finally making the return journey via Ring Cross and the N25 back to the finish area at Dungarvan Sports Centre.

160k Kelly Comeragh Challenge

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The 160k Kelly Comeragh Challenge is the tough, tough, part of the Tour and not for the faint hearted.  The New Route for 2017 heads eastwards out of Dungarvan towards the breathtaking Waterford coastline and the heart of the Copper Coast Geopark in Bonmahon. Over 2000m of climbing await participants including; ‘The Scrouty’, near Portlaw and Curraghmore Estate. The route then ventures further into mountain territory to take on the mighty Tickincor and Powers the Pot, over the highest point of roadway in the Comeragh Mountains. It is suitable only for experienced cyclists and those who have at least, completed the 100k in previous years. 

Important Note: Please note that this route is limited to 1600 participants in 2017.

Registration: Participants must pre-register for this event. Open online from Wednesday 15th March @ 9am

Start Details: 8am Sunday 20th August 2017 from Dungarvan Sports Centre

Entry Fee: €45

Safety: Helmets are compulsory for all participants. All participants must be over 16 years on 20th August 2017.

Refreshments: Kill Community Centre Water Stop @ 30kms, Rathgormack Food Stop @ 75kms, Hillview Sports Club, Clonmel Water Stop @ 115kms, Ballymacarbry Water Stop @ 135kms