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West Cork Cycling Club is delighted to announce the 3rd year of the West Cork Peaks Challenge, our vision of what a sportive should be like.

A sportive that takes on the stunning Mouth of the Glen, the hidden Mealagh Valley, Top of Coom (highest pub) and the iconic Priest’s Leap. So mark your diary for Saturday August 24, 2019. There will be a tough 145 km challenge, and a more relaxed 90 km route, both starting in Dunmanway in the heart of West Cork.

All details here also – https://westcorkpeaks.wordpress.com/

Register online – West Cork CC

Saturday August 24 2019. Sign on from 0800 hr. Rolling out at 0900 hr from Dunmanway Rugby Club. All riders will roll out together.

Sign-on will be at Dunmanway Rugby Club, on the R599, 1 km southeast of Dunmanway town. There will be a neutralised roll out at 0900 h from the Rugby Club through Dunmanway Square. Click here for the rugby club location.

145km – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27828622
90km – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27828652

Ample parking will be available at Dunmanway Rugby Club.

Regardless of route option, registration for the West Cork Peaks Challenge is €35 for Cycling Ireland members. Non-members of CI are required to pay an additional €5 to cover insurance (€40).

Most of the registration fee will go to Cancer Connect which provides transportation to patients requiring Cancer treatment in local Cancer Treatment Units.

Both routes will be signposted all the way. In addition, a lead car will travel ahead of the participants on each route, and a broom wagon will follow. Marshalls will be stationed at busier junctions. An ambulance and medical team will be on standby, contact details for which will be provided prior to rollout.

Refreshments will be provided at:

Ballingeary – Main food stop (47 km for 90km route – 85km for 145km route):
Both routes will have water and light food stops at other locations.
Plus you will get Burger on arrival.

Dunmanway Rugby Club finish: Tea, coffee, food, etc.

Showers are available at the finish at Dunmanway Rugby Club.

A note on weather
The West Cork Peaks Challenge is a stunning route which crosses the Shehy Mountains. The weather can be unpredictable. Riders are advised to check the weather forecast before setting out, including www.yr.no. A rain jacket is advisable. Breezes can be cold.

If you have any queries, email us at westcorkcycling@gmail.com.
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