The SKODA Celtic Cycling Series (www.celticseries.ie) is the newest series of cycling events in Ireland. The Celtic Series events are designed for cyclists of all abilities from beginners, cyclists aiming to tackle their first century or experienced cyclists looking to tackle some of the finest cycling routes in Ireland and Europe.
This year the SKODA Celtic Cycling Series will feature three Irish events that includes cycles in Connemara, Clare and the Boyne Valley area of Meath and Louth.
SKODA Tour de Conamara – Saturday 27th May, Clifden (SOLD OUT)
SKODA Ring of Clare Cycle – Saturday 29th st July, Ennis
The international leg of the Celtic Series includes three cycling sportives taking place across the Celtic nations of Wales, Brittany, France, Scotland and the Isle of Man. You can participate in one, two or all Celtic Series events as your 2017 cycling challenge.
Full details on 2017 events to be confirmed in coming weeks.
This year the Celtic Series starts again with a visit to the ‘Paris Roubaix’ of the North and Tro Bro Leon in Brittany. Cycle the route on the Saturday and watch the pros in the 1.1 UCI ranked event the following day. Experience cycling the classics, the Breton way, home of Bernard Hinualt.
The Irish leg is next with the Tour de Conamara bringing cyclists along the most picturesque sportive route in Ireland. Sample the unique landscape of Connemara with mountains, valleys, lakes and coast. This year the event will include large parts of the Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way route.
The Lighthouse Challenge in the Isle of Man brings cyclists on a loop of the island providing views of all the neighbouring countries. The event starts at the famed Isle of Man TT course before skirting along the coast for the entire sportive. Cycle on the training ground for World Champions and Tour de France winning team members. This is followed by the Grandfondo Hibernia in Ennis, Co. Clare with two spectacularly scenic routes of 150km and 100km to choose from.
The Celtic Series finishes in Wales. The Cambrian Coast Sportive starts from Aberdovey and is set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park. The routes follow the coast and beaches, climbs the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making it arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.
The 2017 Celtic Series gives sportive cyclists an opportunity to sample a variety of cycling cultures, different terrains in 4 Celtic Nations. Are you ready to become the 2017 Celtic Cycling Warrior?
For more details on other events in the SKODA Celtic Cycling Series please visit www.celticseries.ie